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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Proposed constitutional amendments lead the conversation on Egypt in the foreign press

The anticipated impact of proposed constitutional amendments is leading the conversation about Egypt in the foreign press this morning, with the AP, Washington Post and Transparency International all expressing concern that the changes will “undermine the rule of law and oversight over executive authority.” They note that the 2014 constitution contained checks and balances designed to limit the concentration of presidential power, many of which are now poised to be undone.

Also getting pickup in the foreign press:

  • Dana Gas CEO Patrick Allman-Ward had nice things to say about us in an interview with The National, a day after the company was awarded exploration rights to a potential mega-gasfield in the Mediterranean.
  • Egypt is embarrassing itself on the international football scene, The National argues, in this round-up of recent EFA-related dramas.
  • There is a “prevalence of Russian disinformation in Egypt,” Nathaniel Greenberg writes in an opinion piece on Egyptian media’s reliance on Russian news sources in the International Business Times.
  • Egypt’s execution tally in the past two weeks reached six people after authorities executed yesterday three convicted of killing a policeman, according to Amnesty International.

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