This Week in Egypt: Week 15-2023 ( April 11-16)

Top Headlines

  • Egypt Armed Forces urges safeguarding of safety of Egyptian troops in joint training in Sudan
  • Sudan’s RSF says it’s ready to cooperate over Egyptian troops in Sudan 
  • Egypt and South Sudan offer to mediate between Sudanese sides
  • Egypt’s Sisi calls on Sudanese sides to prioritise dialogue and uphold the interests of the people 
  • Egypt accuses Ethiopia of buying time, evading legal responsibility to continue unilateral GERD filling
  • Egypt denies report it planned to produce 40,000 rockets for Russia, 
  • UAE president met by Egypt’s Sisi in Cairo
  • Egyptian FM visited Greece and Turkey 

Main Headlines





  • Egyptian FM visited Ankara to discuss restoration of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Turkey
  • Turkish FM: Türkiye, Egypt to cooperate for Libya’s stability
  • Egypt accuses Ethiopia of buying time, evading legal responsibility to continue unilateral GERD filling


  • IMF says yet to agree date with Egypt for programme review
  • IMF Chief says Egypt may need to slowdown projects to avoid macroeconomic instability
  • Growing alarm in the market that Egypt could soon cave in to pressure with one of its steepest currency depreciations yet has sent investors seeking cover
  • Egyptian FM Shoukry to attend GCC-Jordan-Iraq-Egypt FMs consultative meeting in Saudi Arabia
  • Egypt calls on Turkey to withdraw troops from Syria



  • Egypt and South Sudan offer to mediate between Sudanese sides
  • Arab League holds emergency meeting in Cairo over situation in Sudan
  • EU is keen to coordinate with Egypt to end ongoing armed conflict in Sudan: Borrell to Egyptian FM Shoukry
  • Coptic Orthodox Church Pope Tawadros II leads Orthodox Easter mass

Reports/ Read

  • As Ramadan draws to a close, soaring food prices pose a far greater problem for Egypt than allegations of a rocket deal with Russia. Bobby Ghosh
  • One thirst for power in Sudan, as two armed factions maneuver.  Alberto M. Fernandez 
  • Sudan crisis: : Can Middle East powers broker a ceasefire? Seith J. Frantzman

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