This Week in Egypt: Week 4-2022 ( Jan 24-30)

Top headlines

  • Days after massive arms deal, US halts $130 million Egypt military aid over human rights concerns
  • Egypt officially enters state of water poverty, pushes to revive stalled negotiations
  • Algeria’s President visited Egypt for talks on Libya and Ethiopian dam
  • Egypt’s Sisi made a surprise visit to UAE, Ethiopian PM visited UAE days later
  • Egypt sentences 10 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for coordinating and planning attacks on police 
  • Egypt is wary of Turkey’s moves in eastern Libya 
  • In a first, an official Holocaust Remembrance Day event in Egypt 
  • British Standard Chartered to open 1st branch in Cairo next September
  • Egypt qualifies for the African Cup of Nations semi-finals after defeating Ivory Coast then Morocco 

Main Headlines






  • Egypt receives 3.9 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from UK
  • Volvo plans to expand in Egypt through fully electric vehicles



  • An Egyptian court sentences 10 Muslim Brotherhood members to death for planning attacks on police
  • Egypt come from behind to beat Morocco and book Africa Cup of Nations semi-final spot
  • Egypt to receive $368 million loan from IMF to boost country’s financial position amid COVID-19
  • Government refutes rumours of ‘lay offs’ amid digital transformation strategy



Mo Saleh celebrates victory at African Cup with goal keeper Abo-Gabal

From Twitter


  • Greek writers participate in the 53rd Cairo International Book Fair

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