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Monday, 15 May 2017

It’s all about the mummies on 15 May 2017

On a slow news morning for Egypt in the foreign and domestic press alike, it’s all about the mummies. Everyone from NPR to the Daily Mail (both of them have excellent photos) is running with the story, and it beats the heck out of the terrorism / human rights / whatever it is story du jour. Oh, and Tom Cruise, who is taking Brendan Fraser’s job in a reboot of The Mummy, is warning us all to “be careful opening those things.”

Meanwhile, Jean-Paul Pigat, founder and head of research at Lighthouse Research (and former senior economist at Emirates NBD, whom readers will remember from the Emirates NBD PMI), speaks with Bloomberg about his outlook for Egypt and inflation. (Watch, runtime: 3:48)

And from the left: “In their efforts to gain security, many Egyptians have revolted against accountability and human rights, yet they have not attained that security they strive for,” Wael Eskandar writes in Open Democracy.

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