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Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Egypt in the News on 7 August 2019

We’re all for having our strengths praised in the Nigerian press (even if it sometimes comes with a dash of hyperbole): A flowery piece in Nigerian outlet the Guardian continues this week’s theme of All The Things Egypt Gets Right, with the main thrust being that the writer’s Afcon visit left him impressed with our infrastructure and organization. Read for the memorable descriptions, including the “exquisite edifice” that is our airport, and the Cairo-Alex desert road, which, according to the writer, appears to have been “polished with Kiwi polish.”

But on a less complimentary note: Egypt is among a cohort of countries that value “what they consider to be stability and security in Sudan” above democracy, Richard Downie argues in World Politics Review, who says Egypt’s top priority for Sudan being that it keeps its Islamist base in check.

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