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Thursday, 8 April 2021

Egypt in the News on 8 April 2021

The Suez Canal blockage is still earning us some digital ink in the foreign press, with the Washington Post writing that the collective effort of dislodging the MV Ever Given boosted Egyptians' national pride. Last month’s blockage also gave the public insight into the huge variety and volume of goods constantly in motion across the seas, the Wall Street Journal writes.

Also making headlines:

  • Social audio app Clubhouse is gaining popularity in Egypt and other Arab countries as it provides a room to discuss off-limit issues such as honor killings and the draft personal status law that would restrict women’s rights. (Reuters)
  • Egyptian writer Alaa Al Aswany's novel, The Republic of False Truths, has been translated into English, three years after it was banned in much of the Arab world. (The Financial Times)

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