Egypt in the News on 9 June 2019.
A Foreign Policy hatchet job: Egypt’s economic reform program has so far only benefited the ruling elite — and done nothing for common Egyptians other than make their lives harder, writes Yehia Hamed in a hit job for that rag known as Foreign Policy. Does his name ring a bell? Hamed was the investment minister under the Islamist administration of Mohamed Morsi.
Other articles worth a skim this morning:
- Mo Salah can’t catch an Eid break: Mohamed Salah has complained on Twitter of “disrespect” from groups of fans and journalists who prevented him from leaving his family house in Nagrig to perform Eid prayers. The story is receiving coverage in the foreign press: The Times | RT | The National.
- Egypt’s female squash players in the spotlight: The National takes a look at how Raneem El Welily, Nour El Sherbini, Nouran Gohar and Nour El Tayeb (ranked #1, #2, #4 and #5 in the world respectively) are shaking up the Egyptian squash scene.
- The Arab Weekly is out with two articles examining Cairo’s struggles with pollution, and efforts to privatize the capital’s transportation system.