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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Egypt in the News on 3 December 2019

It’s another relatively slow morning for Egypt in the foreign press, with no single topic leading the conversation. Among the headlines to skim:

  • Egypt’s vocational education gets a boost: Three newly-opened technology universities in New Cairo, Quesna, and Beni Suef form part of government efforts to develop the country’s vocational education system, offering higher academic qualifications, better training, and a closer match with the needs of the labor market, reports Al Fanar.
  • The tourists will still come: Tour operator Abercrombie & Kent predicts that Egypt will be one of 2020’s hottest tourist destinations, according to a piece in the Independent. European tourists have also ranked Hurghada among the top five winter destinations, according to the TUI Holiday Atlas Winter 2019/20.
  • But a British family did not enjoy their holiday in Hurghada, and their complaints are detailed in a typically understated feature in British tabloid the Sun, which has made a trope out of “we went on a holiday and had a bad time” stories.
  • Business as usual at Mada: Independent news outlet Mada Masr is resuming its work following the recent raid of their Cairo headquarters, an unnamed correspondent writes for Al Monitor.

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