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Thursday, 15 August 2019

Egypt in the News on 15 August 2019

There are no major stories dominating the conversation on Egypt in the foreign press this morning.

Stories worth a skim:

  • Lingering effects of Rabaa: The 2013 Rabaa Al Adawiya dispersal continues to impact Egypt’s human rights situation six years after it took place, Amnesty International says. The Globe Post argues separately that the run-up to the dispersal opened the door for the “normalization of unprecedented levels of state violence and repression.”
  • Crypto is coming? Launching an official cryptocurrency is one of the options on the table for the Central Bank of Egypt as it looks to respond to a wave of recent crypto innovations, David Awad writes for Al Monitor.
  • All-in on the Orwell metaphor: Dissident journalist Osama Gaweesh provides an elaborate description of the current state of surveillance in Egypt for Newsweek.

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