Egypt in the News on 17 November 2020
Topping coverage of Egypt in the foreign press this morning: Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has tested positive for covid-19 after arriving in Togo with the national team for Tuesday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. He is the second Egyptian player to have contracted the virus since returning to Egypt for the international break after Mohamed Salah tested positive last week. Everyone from Sky Sports to the BBC is piling into the story.
Egypt plays the Berlin Game: An Egyptian man working in the German press office has been charged by prosecutors for allegedly spying for the General Intelligence Service, the Associated Press reports. He has been charged with compiling dossiers on the German government’s policies towards Egypt and attempting to recruit others to work with the GIS.