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Thursday, 9 July 2020

Egypt in the news on 9 July 2020

The [redacted] assault charge brought against former student Ahmed Bassam Zaki is leading the conversation on Egypt in the foreign press this morning: Reuters, the New York Times and the National are out with pieces on the story that could prove to be a #MeToo moment that forces a nation into cultural change.

The wider view of stalling GERD talks: The Financial Times outlines Ethiopia’s (or the Horn of Africa’s) century-old resistance against outside interference and how that plays out in their insistence to fill the dam’s reservoirs during the ongoing rainy season — agreement or not.

Egypt reverses US statue debate: Egyptians have criticized a proposal to bring back the statue of French diplomat Ferdinand de Lesseps, who was behind the idea to build the Suez Canal, reports the Associated Press.

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