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Monday, 1 April 2019

Egypt in the News on 01 April 2019.

It’s a slow morning for Egypt in the international press — So slow that the most widely covered story is the Cairo derby between Al Ahly and Zamalek. The match finished 0-0 as both teams struggled with a pitch “so inundated with rainwater that every sliding tackle made a splash,” the National says. Xihnua and KingFut also have the story.

Also making the rounds this morning:

  • Fisk is still writing? Amr Waked and Khaled Abol Naga’s expulsion from the Actors’ Syndicate is another example of the government’s curtailing of workers’ rights, Robert Fisk writes for the Independent.
  • “Dangerous” Egypt: The daughter of a British couple that died mysteriously while on vacation in Hurghada is still in the headlines in the UK thanks to tabloid the Sun.
  • Human rights: Egypt is hosting the annual ACHPR and other international gatherings to distract from the country’s deteriorating human rights situation, David Kode writes for OpenDemocracy.

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