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Thursday, 24 September 2020

Egypt in the News on 24 September 2020

Leading the conversation on Egypt this morning: Three Egyptian police officers were killed during an attempted prison break by four men sentenced to death in terror-related cases. All four convicts were killed during their attempt to flee (Associated Press | Reuters).


  • The Carnegie Endowment argues that the government’s economic policies are transferring wealth from the lower and middle classes to the business elite, driving almost 10 mn Egyptians into poverty over the past five years.
  • Mada Masr editor-in-chief Lina Attalah has made Time’s 100 most influential people 2020 list.
  • GERD in cyberspace: Foreign Policy reports that the tussle over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam is spilling over into cyberspace
  • Al Monitor reports on the call by MP John Talaat to censor Netflix over the controversial film “Cuties.”
  • Reuters reports that the Nour Wal Amal chamber orchestra returns on Sunday with its first performance since the covid outbreak began; the ensemble is made up entirely of visually-impaired women.

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