Congo backs Egypt in Nile dam dispute

Amid the heated dispute between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the GERD negotiations, the Egyptian presidency said it received the support of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ahmed Gomaa | Water Issues | Sep 25, 2020
al-monitor Democratic Republic of Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi attends the 32nd African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Feb. 10, 2019. Photo by SIMON MAINA/AFP via Getty Images.

Egyptians turn to Bitcoin amid coronavirus crisis

Soaring prices of cryptocurrencies, most notably Bitcoin, are tempting many unemployed Egyptians seeking to achieve quick gains, amid fears of Bitcoin being exploited to finance terrorism or illegal trade.

David Awad | Banking and Finance | Sep 25, 2020

Egypt boosts naval power in deal with German shipbuilder

Egypt is getting ready to start building its first locally manufactured frigate with the help of Germany.

Rasha Mahmoud | Defense/Security cooperation | Sep 25, 2020

Kenya taxes Egyptian imports raising specter of African trade war

Kenya has decided to impose taxes on the imports coming from Egypt, following its unilateral retreat from the COMESA agreement.

Mohamed Saied | Economy and trade | Sep 24, 2020

Archaeologists worry new roads could damage pyramids

The construction of two highways near the ruins of the ancient city of Memphis has alarmed archaeologists, who fear that traffic on the new roads will damage the archaeological treasures in the area and expose them to theft.

Mohamed Sabry | | Sep 24, 2020