[Dabanga] Negotiations between Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) resumed on Saturday. The head of the Ethiopian delegation said that the meeting will discuss outstanding issues regarding filling and operating rules, noting that the meeting is being held after the completion of the fourth filling.
The exercise was initially scheduled for the spring of 2024, the maximum period stipulated by the Constitution. Observers say economic considerations were behind the decision to hold the vote sooner. Egypt is caught between inflation and currency which have increased public anger
[allAfrica] Harare -- Egypt's largest liberal opposition political organisation declared that it will not nominate a candidate for the 2024 presidential election after one of its leaders was sentenced to six months in prison, The Times of Israel reports.
[allAfrica] The United States plans to hold back $85-million in military aid to Egypt because of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi's failure to uphold the U.S.'s conditions on freeing political prisoners and other human rights issues, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy said.
[AI London] Hisham Kassem, a prominent Egyptian opposition politician and publisher, is facing a sentence of up to three years in prison on defamation and other politically-motivated charges brought against him solely for the exercise of his right to freedom of expression, including for publicly criticising a former government minister. His trial has been marred by breaches of his right to adequate defence and other fair trial safeguards. A verdict is expected on 16 September. He must be immediately and
The United States has approved most of its military aid to Egypt despite persistent concerns about human rights, the State Department said on Thursday, underlining Cairo's "crucial" role in the region.