Rights groups call for justice for dead Egyptian filmmaker

Dozens of human rights organisations from around the world have signed an open letter to the Egyptian authorities calling for a full investigation into the death of a young filmmaker...

Egypt sells $5bn eurobond in largest ever issuance

Egypt has raised $5 billion in the largest ever issuance by Egypt in international bond markets. The sale included $2 billion of notes due 2050 at a...

1.6% increase in the monthly inflation rate during April

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics announced that the general consumer price index reached 107.5 points for the month of April 2020, registering an increase...

SCMR announces licencing requests despite widespread criticism

The Supreme Council for Media Regulation announced that all press and media institutions will have to submit licencing requests in accordance with the recently issued regulations, in...

New registration system for doctors ignites criticism

Medical graduates of 2020 have rejected the Ministry of Health's proposal to start electronic registration for doctors, who have been on strike during the past few weeks. The ministry proposed...

Hamdok explores Ethiopia’s position on the Renaissance Dam negotiations

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok informed Cairo that he would communicate with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to...

3 human rights officials call for the release of detainees

Three members of the National Council for Human Rights in Egypt have demanded a comprehensive review of pretrial detainees, and the release of all those who have...

Coronavirus: Egypt infections reach 71,000

Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Khaled Abdel-Ghaffar, said at a press conference in the presence of President al-Sisi that according to statistical analysis and data Egypt has...

Egypt detainee Solafa Magdy wins the 2020 Courage in Journalism Award

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) have announced that the detained Egyptian multimedia journalist Solafa Magdy has won the 2020 Courage in Journalism Award, along with three...

Security services continue crackdown against journalists

The Arabic Network for Human Rights said that security forces arrested the journalist and former researcher for the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, Shaimaa Sami, from...