September 26, 2023

Africa: Sudan, Egypt, and Ethiopia Resume Negotiations On GERD

[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.
September 25, 2023

Egypt: presidential election dates announced

Egypt will hold a presidential vote on December 10 to 12, 2023, the country's election authority announced Monday.
September 25, 2023

Egypt to hold presidential elections in December

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
September 19, 2023

Egyptian poet attempts suicide in prison

"We are deeply concerned for his health and well-being and hold the Egyptian authorities fully responsible for his suicide attempt,"
September 18, 2023

Egypt: Egypt's Main Opposition To Boycott Election

[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.
September 15, 2023

Egypt: Egypt Loses Out on U.S.$85m in U.S. Military Aid

[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.
September 15, 2023

Egypt: Egypt – Arbitrarily Detained Critic Risks Harsh Sentence: Hisham Kassem

[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
September 15, 2023

Sudan refugees bring off-season tourism to Egypt's Aswan

Thousands have fled the war in Sudan to the Nile-side city, bringing with them an early tourist season as families seek reprieve from the horrors they left behind
September 15, 2023

Washington approves most of its aid to Egypt despite reservations

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.
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