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Thursday, 15 April 2021

Egypt in the News on 15 April 2021

Leading coverage in the foreign press this morning: At least 20 people have died and three injured in a road accident in Assiut Governorate yesterday. A bus travelling from Cairo overturned and collided with a truck, causing both vehicles to burst into flames. (AP | Reuters | Xinhua | Sky News | Africa News)

In a special country report on Egypt in its April edition, Forbes Middle East ran interviews with Orascom Construction CEO Osama Bishai, Youssef & Partners CEO and founder Karim A. Youssef and Telecom Egypt CEO Adel Hamed.

Also making headlines:

  • Human rights: Egypt and Saudi Arabia’s relations with Washginton could become tense should the Biden administration listen follow through on its rhetoric of democracy and human rights promotion. (Wall Street Journal)
  • More human rights: Patrick Zaki, an Egyptian grad student at Bologna University who has been detained here since February 2020 on charges of circulating fake news and calling for protests, has been granted Italian citizenship by the country’s Senate. (ANSA)
  • Egypt’s #MeToo: Victims of physical and verbal harassment are taking to social media to name and shame the perpetrators, with the help of online feminist initiatives. (Open Democracy)

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