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Sunday, 14 March 2021

Egypt in the News on 14 March 2021

The prospect of rapprochement with Ankara and the UN statement criticising our human rights record together lead the conversation on Egypt in the international press, as we note above.

Meanwhile: Reuters and the Associated Press had more coverage of the fire at a garment factory in Obour, while Gulf News notes that retired footballer Mohamed Aboutrika will remain on the government’s terror list until 2023 after an Egyptian court rejected his appeal to be delisted. Egypt is listed among the countries that don’t have legislation to protect the LGBTQ community in this Bloomberg piece. And the New York Times’ Vivian Yee looks at how young Egyptians are embracing their natural curly hair in a “quiet rebellion” against western beauty standards, which has brought about a boom in the local natural hair salon and product business. (Can we please — pretty please? — also boycott skin lightening creams while we’re at it?)

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