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Sunday, 14 February 2021

Egypt in the News on 14 February 2021

The Arab Spring is still the topic du jour in the foreign press this morning, with Ikhwan-era planning minister Amr Darrag writing in the Guardian, the BBC’s Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen, and the Financial Times’ International Affairs editor David Gardner all looking back on events over the past 10 years. There’s more of the same from US public broadcaster PBS.

Egypt has “good reason to worry” about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam as the country could lose almost 50% of its share of the Nile – which currently represents 95% of its water consumption – if Ethiopia fills the reservoir within three years, the Economist said last Thursday. The talks may restart amid US efforts to mediate negotiations, but “do not expect an agreement soon,” it added.

Archaeologists in Sohag have unearthed what they think is the world’s oldest commercial-scale brewery, according to an Antiquities Ministry statement. Archaeologists say one batch at the brewery would have been about 22.4k liters of ethanolic beverages. The story is getting digital ink all over the foreign press: AFP I Associated Press I Guardian.

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