Islamic State kills 1, wounds 3 in Sinai

The Egyptian peninsula's deadly insurgency lingers on.

Al-Monitor Staff | Islamic State | Jan 22, 2021
al-monitor An Egyptian man inspects the wreckage of a burned car the day after an attack by the Egyptian army in a village on the outskirts of the northern Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid on Sept. 10, 2013. The Egyptian military has been pressing a campaign in Sinai to quell an insurgency that surged after the army overthrew Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in July 2013. Photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP via Getty Images.

Blinken warns Nile Dam talks could ‘boil over’

Biden’s nominee to be secretary of state promises "fully engaged” US policy in Horn of Africa, as the crisis between Ethiopia and Sudan escalates.

Week in Review | Water Issues | Jan 22, 2021

Is Egypt behind Sudanese escalation on border with Ethiopia?

With the intensifying border conflict between Sudan and Ethiopia and the success of the Sudanese army in controlling the border areas where Ethiopian farmers have been living for decades, Ethiopia has been hurling accusations of a third party planning, funding and executing the recent confrontations on the border between the two countries.

Khalid Hassan | Border Disputes | Jan 21, 2021

Egypt, Turkey compete for influence in Ghana

Egypt is seeking to bypass Turkey in Ghana by strengthening relations and cooperation agreements in several fields with the West African country.

George Mikhail | | Jan 21, 2021

Legacy of Egyptian revolution? Crackdown on dissent

It has been 10 years since the 2011 revolution brought down the Mubarak regime, but the pro-democracy activists who led the uprising say repressive policies remain in place and have escalated further under current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Shahira Amin | | Jan 21, 2021