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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Egypt in the News on 22 January 2020

Foreign press coverage of the meeting between President Abdel Fattah El Sisi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johson was a mixed bag. The National focused on the partnership agreed at the UK-Africa Investment Summit to support Egypt’s economic growth, social development and drive for financial inclusion. The Guardian went with the human rights angle, reporting that Johnson was being urged by a rights group to confront the Egyptian president over his domestic record.

Other stories worth a moment of your time:

  • Egypt’s soft power becomes a daily staple in New York: The Egyptian food ambassador in New York, Zooba, is no longer a weekend special, as many Americans can’t just stay away from all the calories, Grub Street says. New York head chef Omar Hegazi threw away that gluten-free corn pasta and is now using the conventional spaghetti and tubetti.
  • King Tut continues his grand tour: A traveling exhibition with over 150 artifacts from Tutankhamun’s tomb ― billed as the largest such display ever to travel outside of Egypt ― is on its way to Boston, where it will remain from 13 June until January 2021, AP reports.
  • Mit Al-Huran’s craft of turning old tires into baskets, landscaping materials, and alternative fuels is featured in AFP, which focuses on how the village’s residents turn the skill into profit.

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