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Thursday, 21 November 2019

Mohamed Ali pledges to unify opposition groups against gov’t

Egypt’s most notorious YouTuber is back in the headlines: Mohamed Ali — ex-army contractor, chain smoker, and attempted revolutionary — has said he wants to unite Egypt’s disparate opposition in London next month to organize against the government. “I am in contact with all political waves, the Muslim Brotherhood, liberals and the April 6 movement,” he told the Guardian, whose diplomatic editor gave him an open platform from which to pontificate.

Also getting attention in the foreign press:

  • Administrative capital taking inspiration from Kansas City? Local US media reports that an Egyptian delegation is in Kansas City to learn how authorities delivered some of their “smart city initiatives.”
  • Cairo’s ballet dancers: CNN talks to Ahmed Yehia and his wife Ania Ahcin Yehia about their lives at principal dancers of the Cairo Opera Ballet.
  • Egyptian man takes eco-living up a level: Euronews tells the story of Taymour El Hadidi, who constructed his house exclusively from recycled materials

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