Egypt


The Nile River Water Crisis

This report seeks to provide a long-lasting solution to the current crisis over the construction of Ethiopia’s Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project (GERD). The dam which is expected to be completed in 2020, has led to significant tensions between upstream Ethiopia, Sudan (which has realigned itself by siding with Ethiopia) and downstream Egypt whose freshwater supply is under increasing threat as the GERD project nears its completion.


The Nile Dam Dispute And A Possible Solution

On Wednesday the United States hosted talks between the three countries – Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan – caught up in the Nile River Dispute, which has been ongoing since the 1950s. The dispute has been especially present for the past decade as Ethiopia has built a dam, called the Grand […]


Cries Of Corruption Amidst Protests In Cairo

Late Friday night, hundreds of protestors took to the streets in Cairo, decrying alleged corruption in President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s regime. This was spurred on by a series of viral videos made by former military building contractor and actor Mohamed Ali, which detailed various contracts he had completed while in […]


President El-Sisi Meets With Sudan’s Hemeti A Day Before Power-Deal Talks Resume

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met with the deputy head of Sudan’s Transitional Military Council (TMC), General Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, in Cairo ahead of resumption of power talks. TMC has been accused of and heavily criticized for a brutal suppression of pro-democracy demonstrators which occurred in June. Dagalo, widely known […]


A Reason For Intervention: A Realist Understanding Of The West’s Decision To Intervene In Syria

On 13th April 2018, the United States, the United Kingdom and France co-ordinated a multilateral air strike within Syria; they successfully targeted three sites associated with Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad’s deadly chemical weapons program. This action was the first instance of multilateral engagement within Syria under the pretext of “establishing […]


Terrorist Attacks Kill Egypt Police At Sinai Checkpoint

A terrorist attack has been carried out on Egypt’s Sinai checkpoint.  Several news sources report that the Islamic State has taken responsibility for the attacks which occurred in the early hours of June 5th as Muslims were holding prayers to usher in the Eid al-Fitr holiday.  Eight police officers were […]


Yemeni Organ Trafficking To Egypt

Yemenis, already facing tough economic conditions in the wake of political turmoil have been turning to organ trafficking as a means of economic necessity as revealed in an Al Jazeera investigation. Officials in Yemen’s embassy in Cairo have been involved in organ trafficking rings between the two countries which started […]


El-Sisi Extends His Authority With Success In Hoax Referendum

From 19th to 21st April, Egyptians voted in a referendum that would enact constitutional changes allowing President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi to extend his rule. On 23rd April, the National Elections Committee announced that Sisi had won the vote with 88%, declaring a 44% voter turnout. The referendum comes after Egypt’s […]


Egypt’s Constitutional Amendments Threaten To Entrench Sisi’s Dictatorship

Egyptians have overwhelmingly voted to overhaul the 2014 constitution, granting President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi greater control over the judiciary and parliament. Almost 27 million votes were cast, or 44.33 per cent of 61 million eligible voters, with 88.83 per cent voting yes, according to the commission’s chairman Lasheen Ibrahim. The […]


Haftar’s Troops Move In On Libyan Capital

According to the head of Libya’s eastern parliament, forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar are set to move in on Libya’s capital, Tripoli. This announcement, which was made on Sunday, comes after Haftar announced his plan to attack and take the city from the UN-backed Government of National Accord […]