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Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Mogamaa’s potential facelift is in the news

It’s a soft news kind of morning for Egypt in the internatioanl press: Egypt’s Sovereign Wealth Fund’s plans to reimagine and redesign downtown Cairo by repurposing defunct government buildings — such as the infamous Mogamaa — is getting ink from Reuters. Also, the 72-year-old cinephile Makram Salama from Alexandria also got a mention from the newswire for his rich private collection of “negatives, posters and projectors [that] traces the history of Egyptian cinema through its 20th century heyday.”

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