Egypt
Artists, writers and human rights groups urge Egypt to release Sanaa Seif

Sanaa Seif has been held in pre-trial detention since June for protesting the illegal detention of her brother, activist Alaa Abdel Fattah. She was abducted from outside the prosecutor general’s office where she had gone to file a complaint

Egyptian troops may be deployed in Libya Egyptian parliament approves armed forces’ deployment in Libya

Last month, Egypt had threatened “direct intervention” in Libya if the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord did not back off from its mission to take back the eastern city of Sirte from Khalifa Haftar’s forces

The US wants to play powerbroker in a fight over the Nile River, but a bigger threat looms

What is at stake in the negotiations between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and what has been the response of the US

Nora Younis arrested in Egypt Egyptian authorities arrest journalist Nora Younis

Founder and editor-in-chief of al-Manassa news agency, Nora Younis, has been a critic of the Egyptian government’s track record on human rights. She is the third woman journalist to be arrested by the Egyptian authorities in recent weeks

Egyptian LGBTQ activist dies. Persecuted Egyptian LGBTQ activist Sarah Hegazy dies of suicide

30-year-old Sara Hagezy was in exile in Canada since her release from jail in 2018. She was arrested after she waved a rainbow flag at a concert in Cairo

Egypt doctors strike Doctors in Egypt threaten mass resignation as deaths of colleagues continue

The Egyptian Medical Syndicate issued a formal statement warning of a medical catastrophe in the absence of adequate arrangements of PPEs and tests for medical staff in the country

Shaima-Sami arrested Egypt Journalist Shaima Sami arrested in Egypt

Sami’s whereabouts and the reason for her arrest are still unknown. She is the second female journalist to be arrested by the Egyptian police within a week after editor-in-chief of Mada Masr Lina Attalah

Egyptian journalist arrested while interviewing jailed activist’s mother, released on bail hours later

Lina Attalah, the editor-in-chief of the Egyptian independent news outlet Mada Masr, was arrested while speaking to Laila Soueif, the mother of political prisoner Alaa Abdel Fattah

Egyptian filmmaker Shady Habash dies 24-year-old Egyptian filmmaker Shady Habash dies in prison

Habash was in a Cairo prison since 2018 after directing a music video which mocked and ridiculed Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and spoke out against government corruption

Egypt COVID update Egypt struggles with COVID-19 after highest daily rise in cases

The government has decided to extend the 10-hour night curfew and partial lockdown imposed in the country, amid complaints of inadequate relief measures. Egypt recorded 168 new infections on Thursday

Egypt COVID Egyptian government may be concealing extent of COVID-19 spread in army

While official figures from the health ministry state 456 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country as of March 26, there may be at least 550 cases in the Egyptian army alone, say activists

Egypt activists arrested Egyptian author Ahdaf Souief and three other activists released after global outcry

The activists were arrested following a protest demanding that prison authorities in Egypt take serious steps to prevent the possible spread of the Coronavirus disease and protect jail inmates

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