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Sunday, 21 June 2020

Egypt in the news on 21 June 2020

The specter of Egypt intervening in the conflict in Libya and the breakdown of talks with Ethiopia on GERD are dominating the conversation on Egypt in the international press this morning.

Covid-19: The Washington Post quotes doctors as saying that ventilators, intensive care beds and staff are in increasingly short supply as the number of covid cases climbs. Amnesty International is accusing authorities of “intimidating” doctors who voice concerns or criticize the government’s response to the pandemic. AP also has the story.

The return of 23 Egyptian workers from Libya after video footage showed them being abused by the UN-recognized Tripoli administration also earned digital ink from the National and the Associated Press.

The suicide of exiled LGBTQ activist Sarah Hegazi, who was mourned at a vigil in Toronto this past weekend, made the radars of CNN, CBC and Al Monitor.

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