2021 in Egypt
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Incumbents[edit source | edit]
Events[edit source | edit]
Ongoing – COVID-19 pandemic in Egypt
January[edit source | edit]
- 12 January – An appeals court acquits Haneen Hossam and Mawada al-Adham imprisoned for “attacking society’s values” over videos they published on TikTok. Hossam, 20, still faces charges of human trafficking.
- 18 January – Direct flights between Egypt and Qatar are renewed for the first time since 2017. 300,000 Egyptians live in Qatar.
- 19 January – A female baker is arrested for ″violating family values″ for allegedly baking sexually-suggestive cupcakes. The arrest became the hottest topic on social media and is the most recent incident in a struggle for increased freedom of expression.
Sports[edit source | edit]
- 13 to 31 January – 2021 World Men's Handball Championship
- 25 August to 6 September – Egypt at the 2020 Summer Paralympics
Deaths[edit source | edit]
- 2 January – Wahid Hamed, 76, Egyptian screenwriter (Terrorism and Kebab, Ma'ali al Wazir, The Yacoubian Building).
- 14 January – Safwat El-Sherif, 87, politician, Minister of Information (1981–2004); leukemia.
See also[edit source | edit]
- COVID-19 pandemic in Africa
- African Union
- Arab League
- Terrorism in Egypt
- Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
- African Continental Free Trade Area
- Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
References[edit source | edit]
- "Egypt court acquits TikTok stars jailed over 'debauchery'". aljazeera.com. Al Jazeera English. January 12, 2021. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
- "Egypt, UAE resume first Qatar flights since 2017". msn.com. AFP. January 18, 2021. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
- Cheeseman, Abbie (January 19, 2021). "Egyptian woman arrested for 'violating family values' with suggestively decorated cupcakes". news.yahoo.com. The Telegraph. Retrieved January 19, 2021.
- "Veteran Egyptian screenwriter Wahid Hamed dies at 76". Arab News. 2 January 2021. Archived from the original on 3 January 2021. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
- Mubarak-era Information minister Safwat El-Sherif dies of Leukemia: son
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