Egypt in the News on 13 November 2019
The news that Mohamed Salah will miss the two upcoming Afcon 2020 qualifiers is making waves in the foreign press. The Egyptian star could be sidelined for the next two weeks after picking up an ankle injury during Liverpool’s 3-1 win against Man City on Sunday. This would mean that he misses Egypt’s ties with Kenya tomorrow and the Comoros next Monday. The Associated Press │BBC │Sky Sports │Daily Mail │The Sun.
The biggest story of the day according to the UK tabloids: A British family has accused travel operator Love Holidays of fraud after promising them a stay in a five-star hotel in Hurghada that turned out not to exist. The company then sent them to another hotel which was in the process of being demolished, before forcing them to pay an GBP 8k ‘holding deposit’ at a third hotel. The UK yellow press is all over this story: The Sun │The Daily Mail │The Mirror │The Daily Star.
Other headlines to skim this morning:
- Human rights: Reuters covers the video published by the government over the weekend highlighting a visit by security officials to Torah Prison.
- Confederation Cup: BBC Sport notes that Al Masry and Pyramids have been drawn in the same group in the Confederation Cup, alongside Mauritania’s Nouadhibou and Nigeria’s Enugu Rangers.
- Revolution on the walls: The Atlantic Council talks to Egyptian street artist Ammar Abo Bakr about the revolutionary graffiti that once adorned the walls of downtown Cairo.