Also on our radar on 25 February 2021
Seriously, two is enough: The Health Ministry is sending out convoys to Sohag, Sharqia, Qena, the New Valley, and Qalyubia to provide citizens with long-term birth control solutions next week, according to a cabinet statement. The ministry plans to dispatch several more of these conveys before the end of the year, ministry spokesperson Khaled Megahed said. Curbing population growth has been in the spotlight as of late, with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi touching on the topic earlier this month. Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly had called on the cabinet to devise solutions last year as our population hit 100 mn. Family planning programs, including the Two is Enough initiative, are aiming to get 20 mn families on board by mid-2021.
Other things we’re keeping an eye on this morning:
- Two Egyptians have been given two-year jail terms and fined 200k each for spreading videos on social media depicting the [redacted] assault of an underage Egyptian woman.