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Sunday, 26 September 2021

One of Egypt’s “most important discoveries” in years

Leading the conversation on Egypt in the foreign press this morning: Egyptian artefacts believed to have been used in ritual worship of Haythor, the sky goddess, have been unearthed by archeologists working at the Hill of the Pharaohs site in Kafr El-Sheikh’s ancient city of Buto. (Sputnik International | The Smithsonian | Live Science)

Also getting attention:

  • Public to private: The UAE’s the National covers the IMF, EBRD webinar on state-owned enterprises last week, during which Public Enterprises Minister Hisham Tawfik spoke of the need to shutter loss-making public sector companies and expand private sector participation in the economy.
  • Future homes: The self-cooling Bahariya farmhouses designed by Egyptian architectural firm ECOnsult are highlighted in this Financial Times feature on how to build homes for a hotter future.
  • And future cities: Local and international contractors and the military are benefitting from the Egyptian government’s ambitious plan to construct 37 new cities around the country, the Africa Report says.

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