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UN ready to resolve Blue Nile dam disagreement

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The UN is ready to support Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in efforts to resolve a decade-long disagreement over the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), senior officials told the Security Council this week. UN Special...

The Past Week in Defence #60 (28 June – 4 July...

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In this week’s edition, there is a slight deterioration in the Institute for Economics and Peace’s global peace index, Egyptian MiG-29 deliveries have been...

Egypt opens new naval base close to border with Libya

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday inaugurated the new ‘3 July’ naval base in Gargoub on the country’s northwestern coast near Libya. Egypt said...

Egyptian MiG-29 deliveries concluded as Su-35 deliveries begin

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The Egyptian Air Force has taken delivery of all its MiG-29M/M2 fighter jets from Russia and has started receiving the first of two dozen...

AM General, Egypt sign partnership agreement

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AM General and the Egyptian Ministry of Military Production have signed a partnership agreement that could see HMMWVs being built in the North African...

Egypt upholds death sentence for 12 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures

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Egypt's highest civilian court on Monday upheld death sentences for 12 senior Muslim Brotherhood figures over a 2013 sit-in which ended with security forces...

Egypt’s intelligence chief holds truce talks with Hamas in Gaza

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Egypt's intelligence chief met Hamas leaders in Gaza on Monday to try to bolster a ceasefire between the Palestinian militant group and Israel and...

Egypt getting truck tankers and wreckers

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The Egyptian military will be receiving truck tankers, recovery vehicles and heavy equipment transporters from Oshkosh Defence under a $26 million contract. The United States...

Egypt’s Sisi, Biden discuss Gaza cease-fire, reconstruction

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US President Joe Biden called Egypt’s President Abdelfattah al-Sisi on Monday and they discussed strengthening the Gaza ceasefire, urgent humanitarian aid to the strip...

Frustration in Egypt as Cairo hotel gang rape case is shelved

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Egyptians said on Wednesday that attitudes towards women need to change to end sexual violence in the north African country, after a high-profile gang...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...