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Monday, 5 September 2016

On the wheat scandal and the subsidized infant formula shortage

Straight from the Department of Duh: El Watan columnist Emad El Din Adib writes that “the way the wheat scandal has unraveled confirms, beyond doubt, that corruption is ingrained in the public and private sectors alike.” Corruption scandal confirms corruption? Deep thinking.

Also in El Watan, Mahmoud Khalil takes on the disappearance of infant formula from shelves. He notes that “the poor and the middle class have been through a lot in recent years” and the current economic climate is likely to soon lead to an “explosion.”

Al Ahram columnist Makram Mohamed Ahmed says Daesh will likely retaliate to the death of senior member Abu Muhammad Al Adnani with terrorist attacks in the West.Daesh has lost ground in Syria and Iraq, and will have to retaliate externally, he says. Adnani was the terror outfit’s head of operations and was killed by a US drone attack last Tuesday.

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