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Thursday, 8 December 2016

It’s a commodity news day for Egypt on 8 December 2016

It’s a morning of what we call ‘commodity news’ for Egypt — not news about commodities, but news that’s all so interchangeable, it may as well be a commodity. To wit, headlines are being dominated by:

  • The meeting of top Egyptian prosecutors with Italian investigators and the Regeni family in Rome.
  • The noted human rights activist and feminist thinker Azza Soliman has been arrested in connection with an investigation into foreign funding for NGOs (Reuters | AP)
  • Cabinet’s amendment of the protest law is going nowhere in the eyes of an activist lawyer. (Reuters)
  • Egypt’s demographic growth is Europe’s problem (New Europe)

And there’s not a lot of meat to the story, but “Egypt’s beekeepers under threat as economy slumps” looks at how the sugar shortage is hitting the bee keeping industry.

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