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Monday, 1 June 2020

Egypt in the News on 1 June 2020

It’s a relatively quiet morning for Egypt in the foreign press. A handful of stories making the rounds:

  • Walid Phares, a former adviser to US President Donald Trump, was previously investigated by the FBI for possible “covert ties” to Egypt. “Investigators scrutinized ties between Walid Phares and the Egyptian government. He was never charged with a crime,” the New York Times reports.
  • GERD is still getting digital ink: Quartz Africa is recapping the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam dispute between Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan ahead of a new round of talks to break the deadlock.
  • NGOs are criticizing conditions in Egypt’s prisons following the death of 24-year-old filmmaker Shady Habash behind bars earlier this year, according to Deutsche Welle.

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