Egyptian women call out accused rapist, demand change

The arrest of an accused serial rapist and sexual harasser in Egypt has rekindled public discussion about sexual harassment and abuse after many women shared their stories of the man over social media.

Shahira Amin | | Jul 10, 2020
al-monitor One of many social media posts by alleged victims of Ahmed Bassam Zaki, an Egyptian men in custody after accusations of rape and harassment spread online, depicts the accused with the label "rapist." Photo by

Sisi rallies tribes to support Egypt's intervention in Libya war

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced his country’s readiness to intervene militarily in Libya and train tribes there to fight militias allied with the Tripoli-based government. This has raised questions about the impact such a move would have on the battles in Libya.

Khalid Hassan | Libya conflict | Jul 9, 2020

Tensions escalate between Egypt, Ethiopia with no end in sight of Nile dam dispute

Ethiopia has recently accused Egypt of unilaterally using Nile River waters via a project approved in 1995; Cairo says upstream countries are not affected and that it has all the rights to use the Nile waters.

Ayah Aman | Water Issues | Jul 9, 2020

Egypt to resume poultry exports after 14-year struggle with bird flu

Certain Egyptian poultry facilities have finally won accreditation as bird flu-free.

Mohammad Hanafi | | Jul 9, 2020

Egyptian loans raise fears of impact on economy

The Egyptian government expands borrowing from the IMF and selling international bonds, amid warnings of the danger of trying to solve the economic crises by borrowing from abroad, and demands to search for alternatives as Egyptian foreign debt reaches record numbers.

A correspondent in Egypt | Economy and trade | Jul 9, 2020