This Week in Egypt: Week 1-2022 ( January 3-9)

Apology for not posting the last week of 2021, due to travel commitment. But back to normal now with the start of 2022. Wishing all my followers a great New Year

Top Headlines

  • Ethiopia to generate electricity from GERD amid negotiations deadlock
  • Egypt and Saudi Arabia start joint military drills Tabuk 5
  • Record cargo shipped through Egypt’s Suez Canal last year
  • Activist Ramy Shaath arrives in France after release from Egyptian detention
  • Egypt urges all Sudanese parties to select a new transitional PM 
  • Egypt awards BP, ENI, others eight oil exploration blocks
  • Egyptian media tycoon arrested over sexual assault on girls at orphanage
  • Egyptians celebrate Orthodox Christmas, Egypt’s Sisi attends Christmas mass

Main Headlines



  • Egypt’s Suez Canal to offer incentives for eco friendly ships
  • France says Egypt informed it of pending release of activist Ramy Shaath
  • Egypt’s Purchasing Managers’ Index PMI improves to 49.0 in December from 48.7 in November
  • Al-Azhar grand imam, Awqaf minister visit Coptic Cathedral to offer greetings on Christmas



  • Egypt’s Sisi attends Christmas mass at the New Administrative Capital’s Cathedral
  • Thursday paid day off for public sector in Egypt to celebrate Coptic Christmas
  • Egypt’s external debt declines by $439m for the first time in 18 months
  • Arrests in Egypt as schoolgirl commits suicide over internet shaming
  • Egypt will introduce high capacity bus-based public transport system (BRT) on Cairo’s Ring Road in mid-2022




  • Egypt and Saudi Arabia start joint military drills Tabuk 5
  • Cairo court lifts travel ban on political activist Esraa Abdel-Fattah in foreign funding case
  • Egypt’s first woman judge Tahany El-Gebaly passes away due to coronavirus complications


  • Ethiopia to generate electricity from GERD amid negotiations deadlock. Mohamed Saied
  • Israel-Gulf railway and pipeline have Cairo worried.  Zvi Bar’el
  • Sinai tribes participate in military action against jihadi organizations. Al-Monitor
  • Critics in Egypt say Citroen advert promotes sexual harassment. Samy Magdy
  • Suez Canal to establish sovereign wealth fund. Amr Emam

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Doctor, blogger and Commentator on Middle East issues. The only practising doctor who write in Middle Eastern politics in UK.
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