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Op-ed review: Egypt-Sudan relations

Over the past month, most op-eds focused on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s activities and support ahead of the upcoming election, which was in itself a subject of debate. While these topics will continue throughout the last week in the run-up to the election, opinion writers also discussed Egyptian-Sudanese relations in Wednesday’s newspapers. Editor-in-chief of privately-owned …

Amira El-Fekki

Al-Sisi, Al-Bashir meet in bid to thaw relations

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir on Monday, during his official visit to Egypt, and the two held talks on various topics. Al-Sisi welcomed Al-Bashir and praised common historical, cultural, and social factors between the countries and their relationship which spans thousands of years. He also praised the positive developments recently …

Sarah El-Sheikh

50 major US companies to visit Egypt by October

Washington  – Head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham) Tarek Tawfik said on Friday that an American investors delegation will visit Egypt in October, including 50 major American companies. He added that the expected visit will be an important step towards boosting bilateral economic ties, giving American companies the chance to learn about …

Nevine Kamel

Door-knock mission concludes annual visit to DC

Washington – Egypt and the United States have always enjoyed a special relationship since the October war of 1973, following late Egyptian president Anwar Al-Sadat’s decision to gradually shift from the Soviet camp, sign the 1978 Camp David Accords and Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty in 1979, and establish stronger ties with Washington in return for various kinds …

Nevine Kamel

Why does Egypt celebrate 16 March?

The march of Egyptian women is fraught with struggle to achieve their political and social rights. By stopping at some critical moments in the history of Egypt, observers can find that women’s movements, for nearly two centuries, have been able to be effective and to create change Egyptian women have struggled throughout history and proven …

Daily News Egypt

Indian credit facility valued at $10bn, joint projects to be discussed in July: Bhattacharyya

The Egyptian government is negotiating with the Indian government to obtain loans to implement several projects through the credit line provided by India. India’s Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya said that the total value of the credit line is worth $10bn, including $4.5bn recently disbursed to several African countries. Bhattacharyya told Daily News Egypt that …

Mohamed Mostafa

Op-ed review: Writers review press, media situation in Egypt

Al-Masry Al-Youm celebrated its 5,000th issue, with several writers taking the opportunity to comment on the situation of the press in Egypt. Politician Amr Al-Shobaky, who writes regularly for the private newspaper, said Al-Masry Al-Youm succeeded in positioning itself among the three leading local newspapers, alongside the state-owned dailies Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar. According to him, …

Amira El-Fekki

Egypt: A term of spending despite austerity

Life in Egypt did not, before 25 January, and still does not, after 30 June, live up to the aspirations of many of its inhabitants. Social welfare has been sacrificed on the altar of economic “reform”, as if that was the only hurdle impeding the government’s effectiveness to provide a decent life for all. For …

Islam M. Elwany

Tillerson in town

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson paid an official visit to Cairo, his first since he became America’s top diplomat a year ago, on Monday 12 February. The visit came as a part of a Middle Eastern tour for Tillerson that will also take him to Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, and, finally, Turkey. In Kuwait, …

Hussein Haridi

Eastern Mediterranean gas hub: source for regional harmony or dissension 

The Eastern Mediterranean region has become a hotspot of international energy discussions in the last decade, following a series of large-scale gas discoveries off the coasts of Egypt, Cyprus, and Israel. To utilise such potential, with confirmed reserves of about 2,000bn cubic metres (bcm) of gas, plenty of export and regional cooperation scenarios are being …

Mohamed Samir