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Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Nadia Abdou named an “iron lady” by La Croix

Newly-appointed Beheira Governor Nadia Abdou has earned the nickname “iron lady,” La Croix International’s Marie Verdie writes. “Even before she became the first female vice-governor in 2013, Abdou was already a pioneer as the first woman to hold a number of positions,” Verdie writes, reciting Abdou’s accomplishments. She adds that through Abdou’s career, she managed to become the director of the Alexandria Water Company and was also a feminist activist.

Other international coverage of Egypt making the rounds this morning:

  • An unsubstantiated report that a rocket launcher was found in a trash heap outside Cairo International Airport appears courtesy of the tabloid department at The Telegraph.
  • The Ikhwan-lovers over at Middle East Eye are launching another attack on the state’s NGO policy. (Not that the policy deserves much in the way of defense, but still…)
  • Scatec Solar will receive certification from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that three of its solar power plants in Africa, including its project in Benban, emit zero carbon emissions, according to Clean Technology Business Review.
  • The Algemeiner is noting Ittihadiya’s statement that Haaretz included “false information” on the quiet peace initiative talks last year between President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, then-US Secretary of State John Kerry, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • The Egyptian Education Ministry said it had applied the Japanese “Tokubetsu Katsudo (Tokkatsu)” whole child education model in 12 Egyptian schools and would be applying the model in 100 others, according to Al Monitor.
  • Al Bowaba News is a bit behind on the times and running an outdated story on the announcement that tenders for the New Administrative Capital are coming.

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