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Sunday, 7 July 2019

Human rights in Egypt are back in the news

Human rights are once again the talk of the foreign press this morning: Although Egypt’s economic growth since 2014 has been double our population growth, Ed Cropley argues in an opinion piece for Reuters that we should not fall prey to the cause of “the African strongman.” Meanwhile, parallels once again are being drawn between Egypt and Sudan, where Egyptians in exile are being reminded of “events in their own country, even if there are some clear differences,” AFP reports. Elsewhere, Amnesty International is once again accusing Egypt’s authorities of trying to ‘legalize’ repression since the fall of former President Mohamed Morsi.

Other stories worth a moment of your time:

  • Some of the mysteries of a Nubian pharaoh’s 2300-year old pyramid are laid bare in a daring underwater expedition. Archaeologist Kristin Romey describes the journey in National Geographic.
  • Reviving the classical: Egyptian singer Mohamed Mohsen is among a host of other young talents seeking inspiration from the good old days, the National writes.

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