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Wednesday, 3 November 2021

10 Egyptian peacekeepers wounded in CAR

Getting attention in the international press this morning: Gunfire wounded 10 Egyptian police officers serving as peacekeepers with a UN mission in the Central African Republic. The UN said the attack by the presidential guard in Bangui was “deliberate and unspeakable.” (DW | AFP)

Human rights are also in the press: AFP notes that journalist Hossam Bahgat will learn his fate on 29 November when a court hands down a verdict in a case regarding a tweet in which he allegedly criticized the National Elections Authority. Elsewhere, Jacobin reviews jailed activist Alaa Abdel Fattah’s latest book, You Have Not Yet Been Defeated, which gives a historical run-down of pre and post-January 2011 events.

Also getting attention:

  • Hawawshi hits the streets of NYC: The New York Times reviews Foda Egyptian Sandwiches, a Queens restaurant specializing in Egyptian staples kebda, hawawshi and koshary.
  • New prison complex: Egypt’s “state-of-the art” prison complex in Wadi Natrun valley “puts Egyptian housing to shame,” with its farm, library and education center which will host a large variety of workshops. (The Times)

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