This Week in Egypt: Week 43-2022 ( Oct 31- Nov 6)

Top Headlines

  • COP27 Climate Summit kicks off in Egypt’s Sharm El-Sheikh
  • More than 120 world leaders to attend the COP27 in Egypt
  • COP27 puts climate compensation on agenda for first time
  •  Jailed British-Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah escalates hunger strike
  • Egypt faces criticism over crackdown on activists ahead of COP27 climate summit
  • Leading figure in Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood dies at 85

Main Headlines



  • Egyptian pound slides to 24.2 against USD on Tuesday
  • Egypt to adopt comprehensive vision to seek applicable solutions for climate challenges at COP27: Sisi to UN Chief
  • Egypt arrests dozens of protestors ahead of COP27 – rights group 



  • Egyptian FM Shoukry discusses with Sec. Blinken COP27 preparations, Libya and human rights
  • Jailed British-Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah escalates hunger strike
  • Egyptian pound drops to 24.3 against US dollar on Thursday
  • German MEKO A-200 frigate arrives at Alexandria naval base



  • More than 120 world leaders will attend the COP27 in Egypt
  • Egypt faces criticism over crackdown on activists ahead of COP27 climate summit
  • Central Bank of Egypt issues binding regulations to foster sustainability and sustainable finance


  • COP27 to formally discuss climate compensation for poorer nations
  • Jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah begins “water strike
  • Rishi Sunak writes to family of jailed British-Egyptian writer as sister urges Sunak to get ‘proof of life’
  • Egypt’s Suez Canal Authority to invest $550m in current fiscal


  • Climate change and rising seas threaten Egypt’s bread basket.  Samy Magdy 
  • As countries convene at climate summit in Egypt, reports show the world is wildly off track. Here’s what to watch at COP27. Ella Nilsen
  • Sinking Alexandria faces up to coming catastrophe. AFP 
  • Ahead of COP27, Democrats push Biden to confront Egypt on human rights Elizabeth Hagedorn
  • Egypt eyes diplomatic payoff from hosting COP27 climate summit. Aiden Lewish
  • Egypt’s post-IMF pain is a lesson for debt-laden emerging markets. Netty Idayu Ismail
  • Why does Egypt have a problem with rape? Jade Bremner


  • The IMF’s deal with Egypt ignores its economy’s main weakness: The overweening presence of the military in practically every important sector. Bobby Ghosh 
  • Is It time for Jacinda Ardern to head to the Middle East? Geoffrey Miller

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