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Monday, 17 July 2017

Other coverage in the international press

Also worth noting in brief this morning:

  • Disney has cast Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud to play Aladdin in the reboot of the film. Will Smith will take the role of the Genie and Naomi Scott will play Jasmine.
  • President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is seeking to quiet opposing voices ahead of presidential elections, Salma Islam writes for Newsweek Middle East
  • A USD 4.8 mn grant from Egypt to help sugarcane irrigation in Kenya is receiving positive press from the Kenya’s the Star.
  • India provided all the solar panels and subsystems for a solar energy project designed to power a village in Matrouh near the Libyan border, Indian publications reported.
  • Ancient cities around the shores of the Mediterranean and Adriatic are being “overwhelmed” by tourists looking for alternative, “safer” destinations to places like Egypt, Tunisia, or Turkey, according to a BBC report.

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