The Doormen of Egypt | Al Jazeera World

From Cairo’s narrow downtown streets and alleys to the affluent residential areas in the outer reaches of the city, nothing escapes the attention of the ever-vigilant doormen. Sitting at the entrances of apartment blocks in Cairo and Alexandria – and often mindful of the chance to make a quick buck – the “bawabs” have been … Read more The Doormen of Egypt | Al Jazeera World

Egypt creates first gold craft high school as gold export surges

The export of gold products and jewelry has been one of Egypt’s most lucrative sectors for years. A 78-percent increase in Egyptian gold exports in the first half of 2020 has motivated the Egyptian government to partner with the private sector to establish the region’s first technical gold craft high school. Subscribe to us on … Read more Egypt creates first gold craft high school as gold export surges

US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute ‘gone on too long’

The US envoy to Iran says the blockade of Qatar has gone on for too long. Brian Hook says the Gulf dispute is damaging stability, prosperity and security, as well as harming shared regional interests. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar more than three years ago. Qatar denies … Read more US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute ‘gone on too long’

Water shortage fears: Sudan’s fishermen concerned over dam

As the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam nears completion, some communities in Sudan are concerned about the potential effect on their livelihoods. Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan travelled to Lake Nubia, which is shared by Egypt and Sudan, to speak to farmers and fisherman about their concerns. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on … Read more Water shortage fears: Sudan’s fishermen concerned over dam

Libya escalation: Turkey overstretched? “Yes, but so is Egypt”

In The World This Week, The Africa Report editor-in-chief Patrick Smith describes why he thinks #Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has so far played a better hand than most in #Libya He points to #Egypt’s tension on two borders at a time when tensions on the Nile are rising over the filling of the #GERD … Read more Libya escalation: Turkey overstretched? “Yes, but so is Egypt”

Hagia Sophia reconversion, Trump’s Portland paramilitaries, EU recovery fund makes history

Why did Turkey choose this moment to reconvert Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia from a museum back into a mosque? François Picard’s panel looks at trouble at home and abroad as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rivalry with Egypt heats up over Libya. Also, after Portland, US President Donald Trump vows to deploy paramilitaries to Chicago and other … Read more Hagia Sophia reconversion, Trump’s Portland paramilitaries, EU recovery fund makes history

Ethiopia dam dispute: Concerns in Sudan’s Blue Nile state

Ethiopia is set to start filling Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam despite the lack of a deal with downstream countries Sudan and Egypt. Many rounds of talks have failed to reach a water-sharing deal, or placate concerns about what the dam will do to supplies far away. Analysts agree that the mismanagement of the Grand Ethiopian … Read more Ethiopia dam dispute: Concerns in Sudan’s Blue Nile state

Nile dam dispute: Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agree to resume talks – BBC News

The first-year target for filling the controversial mega dam on the River Nile has been reached, Ethiopia says. This would allow the first set of turbines to be tested. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s announcement came as Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agreed to resume talks over the dam, following a virtual summit. The project has been … Read more Nile dam dispute: Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan agree to resume talks – BBC News

Qatar Airways seeks $5bn compensation from blockading quartet

Qatar Airways has launched international arbitration seeking at least $5bn from four Arab countries as compensation for blocking it from their airspace and removing it from their markets. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt have essentially banned the airline since June 2017 when they cut all ties with Qatar and imposed an … Read more Qatar Airways seeks $5bn compensation from blockading quartet

Qatar Airways sues four countries over air blockade

Qatar Airways has launched a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against four Arab countries that have imposed a blockade on the Gulf state, banning Qatari aircraft flying over from their airspace. The airline is seeking five billion dollars in compensation from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates. The countries imposed a land, sea and air … Read more Qatar Airways sues four countries over air blockade

Ethiopia says it needs Blue Nile water to help its people

The Nile has become a political statement as countries across Africa fight for control of it. Egypt and Sudan depend on the river for their water. It is fed by the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. But the Ethiopian government says it needs to use more of the resource to help its people. For countries downstream, … Read more Ethiopia says it needs Blue Nile water to help its people

Libyans fear the unknown as Egypt, Turkey ramp up war in Sirte

Regional and international leaders are calling for peace talks and de-escalation in Libya, through the removal of foreign forces. The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Russia back renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar, while Turkey supports the United Nations-recognised government in Tripoli. On Monday, Egypt’s parliament approved military deployments to Libya. Egypt’s president warned in … Read more Libyans fear the unknown as Egypt, Turkey ramp up war in Sirte

Why can’t Egypt and Ethiopia agree on the Nile dam? – BBC News

Sudan and Egypt have hit out at Ethiopia, which has started filling a reservoir behind a controversial new dam on the Blue Nile. Satellite images show water backing up on the Grand Renaissance Dam and now Sudan has reported reduced water flow in its section of the Nile River. Both Sudan and Egypt are downstream … Read more Why can’t Egypt and Ethiopia agree on the Nile dam? – BBC News

Nile Renaissance Dam deadlock: Ethiopia denies deliberately filling hydroelectric dam

In this edition, Egypt calls for clarification from Ethiopia over claims that it has already started filling the Grand Renaissance Dam against the wishes of Cairo and Khartoum. Also, the latest songs by some of the top icons of the Ivorian genre of Zouglou have proved to be controversial. Yard and Siro’s latest album calls out President Alassane Ouattara … Read more Nile Renaissance Dam deadlock: Ethiopia denies deliberately filling hydroelectric dam

Ethiopia denies filling controversial dam reservoir amid rising tension with Egypt and Sudan

Ethiopia has denied filling the Renaissance Dam reservoir, insisting it is a natural part of the construction project. The 4-billion dollar project has been a source of tension in the Nile river basin with neighbouring Sudan and Egypt, since Addis Ababa announced it in 2011, with Khartoum and Cairo warning it could lead to water … Read more Ethiopia denies filling controversial dam reservoir amid rising tension with Egypt and Sudan