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Monday, 15 April 2019

Egypt in the News on 15 April 2019.

Egypt’s unveiling of a Fifth Dynasty tomb found south of Saqqara on Saturday is getting major play in the international media this morning. The brightly-colored Khuwy tomb was discovered last month and is believed to be around 4300 years-old. AFP, The Times and The Daily Mail are all picking up the story, while RT has a video showing the tomb’s stunning paintings up close.

Haftar’s visit to Cairo: Patrick Wintour argues in The Guardian that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi is backing Libyan general Khalifa Haftar’s ongoing offensive to wrest control of Tripoli. El Sisi met with Haftar yesterday in Cairo (more on this in Diplomacy + Foreign Trade).

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