Former major cotton exporter Egypt seeks to overcome major challenges to compete with US and Brazil. Cotton was once Egypt's main source of wealth in the 19th century, as the Nile Delta provided fertile grounds for the crop, however, fierce competition has diminished the crops returns.
The Prime Minister of Egypt Mustafa Madbouly recently issued a decree to form an action group aimed at investing a great deal of effort in the reconstruction of five Arab countries; Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Palestine.
Earlier this month the Egyptian Supreme Judiciary Council decided to promote 16 female judges. While women have been latecomers to the Egyptian judiciary, they have been inching toward key posts in waves.
The President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi launched several projects, including one of the largest wind farms in the world, which experts say will help the country overcome its crippling power crisis. The wind farm is equipped with 290 advanced turbines that will boost Egypt's power generation.
Farmers in Egypt were appalled by the government’s decision to start importing rice and limiting the areas allocated for rice cultivation as part of its strategy to contain the water crisis. Despite the Government's claim that this will break the rice market monopoly, farmers say they are the ones most affected.
After the appointment of two new female ministers on Thursday, the current Egyptian cabinet is made up of 8 female ministers. This results in a quarter of the Egyptian cabinet being occupied by female ministers.
As Egypt prepares to participate in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, more Egyptian women move to the soccer field, both as referees and fans. Two women have already been made referees in Egypt's Second Division.
As Ethiopia is working on completing a massive upstream dam, Egypt fears the Renaissance Dam will cut into its share of the river. Sudan is taking Ethiopia's side in the negotiations with Egypt over the status of the Nile River.