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Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Egypt in the news on 11 September 2019

Egypt is enjoying another relatively quiet morning in the foreign press, save for extensive coverage of August’s lower-than-expected inflation figures, which we recap in Speed Round, above.

Chinese companies flock to Sahara expo: Egypt’s largest agricultural event, Sahara expo, is bringing in many potential Chinese partners, with 73 of the 233 foreign companies in attendance coming from China, Xinhua reports. There is increasing demand in China for Egyptian agricultural products, evidenced by the MoU signed earlier this week to import Egyptian dates, and plans in the pipeline to import Egyptian pomegranates, onions and honey. The 2019 Sahara expo concludes tomorrow.

Also making the rounds this morning is the controversy surrounding an Egyptian woman who publicly announced her decision to freeze her eggs, Al Monitor reports. The “confession” has stirred debate on the ethical and religious ramifications of the procedure.

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