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Monday, 21 May 2018

Sudan making a stink over terror-flavored mosalsal

Don’t celebrate quite yet: as is the case whenever we start cozying up to our southern neighbor Sudan, we face a hurdle: They don’t like our TV. Khartoum has summoned Egypt’s ambassador to deliver an official complaint over a TV show involving Egyptian terrorists living in the country, according to a Sudanese Foreign Ministry statement. The Ramadan series Abu Omar El Masry is “insulting to Egyptians living in Sudan and destroys the confidence and relations between the people of the two countries,” the ministry said, urging Egypt to “stop attempts at disturbing the interests of the two countries.” ON E channel, which airs the show, denied the charges in a statement picked up by Al Shorouk. The Supreme Media Council also rejected the notion that it was offensive to Sudan.

The Egypt-Sudan-mosalsal story tops coverage of Egypt in the international press this morning; wire reports from the AFP and the Associated Press are getting particularly wide play.

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