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Thursday, 5 July 2018

Egypt puts relics recovered from smugglers in Italy on display

From the Dep. of Slow News Days: Egypt displays several artifacts recovered from smugglers in Italy at the Egyptian Museum, according to the Associated Press. The artifacts include five burial masks, 11 vessels, 151 small statutes and over 20,000 coins from different eras, Sabah Abdel-Razek, the museum’s general director said. Other headlines worth noting in brief:

  • Egypt, South Africa, and Algeria generated the highest amount of e-waste in 2017, according to a UN report picked up by the Guardian, which urges African nations to adopt policies against electronic waste.
  • Egyptian Salafi television presenters are using football to try and promote Islam, according to Al Arabiya.
  • Sharp increases in living costs may be pushing Egypt’s poor “to the brink” of revolution, Farid Farid writes for DW.
  • Egypt’s military demolished a tunnel dug in Rafah, leaving eight Palestinian workers trapped, Haaretz reports.

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