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Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Egypt in the News on 6 October 2020

Topping coverage in the foreign press: The Guardian reports on rare anti-government protests by citizens who are unable to afford the fines to settle building code violations and face having their homes demolished. Reuters interviewed people in several provinces whose salaries are nowhere near enough to pay the required fees.

Elsewhere: Egypt gets mentioned in a Financial Times story on how some Arab youth are looking to emigrate from the region due to economic hardships, while Stephen Paduano writes for the Washington Post that the Trump administration’s decision to slash aid to Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has escalated Addis Ababa’s tensions with Egypt.

The North Africa Journal also notes that Al Manassa reporter Basma Mostafa has been released after being detained while reporting on the alleged killing of a man by police in Luxor.

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