Summary: as COP27 opens in Sharm el-Sheikh, the Egyptian president is hoping that the climate crisis will give him cover to obscure the rising tide of debt that threatens to wreck the economy and bring more misery to millions of Egyptians.
Summary: the revocation of Egypt’s state of emergency was deemed a sign that human rights abuses were easing when, in fact, the exact opposite is occurring as Sisi tightens his control with a variety of stratagems.
Summary: celebrations and condemnations on the 8th anniversary of the ousting of President Mohammed Morsi; the US grants Egypt conditional military aid.
Summary: On 20 May 2021 Arab Digest interviewed EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation Christian Berger about relations with Egypt and issues that included arms sales and human rights
Summary: arrests of human rights workers in Egypt triggers international criticism; major infrastructure development continues with Sisi conducting site inspections.