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Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Enough with the deathstalkers already

There are still plenty of images of scorpions this morning in the foreign press, which is still picking up last week’s events in Aswan which saw severe weather bring scorpions into the town’s streets, leading to hundreds of injuries. (The Guardian | Vice News | The National)

Human Rights Watch is working overtime:The rights watchdog has issued two statements, one criticizing the decision to allow Egypt to host next year’s COP27 climate conference and another calling for the release of Salah Soltan, at a time a senior leader of the Ikhwan and father of rights Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan.

Also making headlines:

  • Red Sea corals are threatened by warming waters due to climate change in Sharm El Sheikh, which is set to host COP27 next year. (Afrik 21)
  • Sun God Ra’s temple uncovered: Archaeologists have uncovered just South of Cairo a third ancient Egyptian sun temple of the six believed to exist, in what is being called one of ​​the most important discoveries of the last half-century. (Sputnik News, BBC)
  • A dive into the new capital: The urban planning and cost of building the new administrative capital are examined by France24 (watch, runtime: 2:51).

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