This Week in Egypt: Week 31-2021 ( Aug 2-8)

Top headlines

  • Egypt’s Sisi says it is time to raise price of subsidised bread 
  • Egypt sends 2 Chinook helicopters to help in extinguishing Greek forest fire
  • Sudan recalls ambassador to Ethiopia after mediation offer rejected 
  • Turkish Cypriot leader Tatar: Drones from occupied Cyprus can reach Egypt 
  • Egypt to receive first batch of single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Monday
  • Pharaoh Khufu’s intact solar boat, dating back some 4,600 years, is taken to Grand Egyptian Museum 
  • Egypt plans to establish a city for organic farming
Khufu’s solar boat on its journey to the new Grand Egyptian Museum  – Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AFP

Main Headlines




  • Egypt calls upon international community to exert all possible efforts to support the Lebanese people
  • Fitch Ratings has revised its outlook on the Egyptian banking sector’s operating environment to stable in August, from negative in July
  • Egypt’s interest rates likely to remain unchanged for the rest of 2021 
  • Egypt’s  international reserves are up slightly to $40.6 billion by end of July 



  • Pharaoh Khufu’s intact solar boat, dating back some 4,600 years, is taken to Grand Egyptian Museum 
  • Russia starts equipment production for Egypt’s El-Dabaa nuclear plant




  • Can Algerian mediation bring sides closer in Nile dam dispute? Hagar Hosny



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