Africa in December 2023

December 1, 2023 Egyptian Foreign Minister Visits Washington to Discuss Gaza Ceasefire. Egypt’s Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry, embarks on a visit to Washington to discuss efforts towards a Gaza ceasefire. Egypt asserts its role in facilitating the return of Egyptians from Gaza, countering misinformation about the process. Sisi Stresses Need for Palestinian State with Jerusalem […]

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Africa in November 2023

November 1, 2023 Egypt to Receive Injured Gazans through Rafah Crossing. Egyptian authorities announced the reopening of the Rafah border crossing to allow the transfer of 81 seriously injured Palestinian patients to receive medical treatment in Egypt. This move comes amid the ongoing Israeli offensive in Gaza, which has left thousands of Palestinians wounded and

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Africa in October 2023

October 3, 2023 Egypt’s President Al-Sisi Announces Third-Term Candidacy (France 24). Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi confirmed his candidacy for a third term in the presidential elections scheduled for December 10-12. The announcement comes as Egypt faces an economic crisis, including record inflation and a significant decline in the value of the pound. Only one

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Africa in September 2023

September 1, 2023 Sudan’s Peace Talks in Doha Amid Escalating Arms Trade (Al Nahar). Sudan’s FFC Delegation in Doha for Peace Talks amid Escalating Arms Trade. Sudan’s Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) engage in discussions to end the conflict, part of a regional tour after failed mediation attempts. The ongoing four-month conflict fuels a

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Africa in August 2023

August 1, 2023 International Recognition Withdrawn from Dabaiba’s Government; Inclusive Government Formation Underway in Libya (Libya Akhbar). Presidential Candidate Al-Bioudi Reveals Withdrawal of International Recognition from Dabaiba’s Government in Libya. UN Envoy’s Support for Two Councils’ Map Aims to Form Inclusive Government. Regional and International Developments Shaping Libya’s Next Stage with New Government Formation and

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Africa in July 2023

July 3, 2023 Egyptian-Iranian Normalization Talks Won’t Need to Rely on Iraq in Future (Elaph). In Tehran, on Sunday, Egyptian-Iranian understandings were announced to restore severed diplomatic relations between them and the dispensation of Iraqi mediation in this field. The Iranian Air Travel and Tourism Services Syndicate said that the first batch of Iranian tourists

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Africa in June 2023

June 1, 2023 Egyptian Jurists Demand $2 Billion Compensation from Netflix Over Cleopatra Controversy (Egypt Independent). An Egyptian team consisting of several jurists and archaeologists demanded financial compensation worth two billion dollars from Netflix for distorting the image of Queen Cleopatra and ancient Egyptian civilization. Sudan Army Quits Truce Talks with Paramilitary Foes (Al Monitor).

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Africa in April 2023

April 3, 2023 April 4, 2023 5 April 2023 12 April 2023 17 April 2023 Sudan’s recent catastrophic power struggle has escalated to unprecedented levels, causing the country’s collapse, according to the Former US Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, David Shinn. During a public event with various political parties, Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan, Chairman

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Africa in March 2023

Egypt in March 2023 2 March 2023 Net Foreign Assets of Egyptian Banking Sector Fell by $5.2 Billion in January (The New Arab). According to Central Bank data, the net foreign assets of Egypt’s banking sector decreased by 160.2 billion Egyptian pounds in January, likely due to the maturity of debts and liquidation of work

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Africa in January 2023

Egypt in January 2023 05 January 2023 Egypt’s Economic Crisis Deepens. Egypt is experiencing runaway inflation, rising interest rates, and an economic crisis that has placed the entire country on edge.  Egypt’s currency lost more than one-third of its value during 2022, and the currency collapse has created a severe shortage of hard foreign currency

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