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Thursday, 9 December 2021

Egypt in the News: Unhealthy eating habits, Patrick Zacki’s release, France’s arms sales to MENA

Our unhealthy eating habits made it to the foreign press: Egypt joined a naughty list of countries with the highest disease burden from trans fats, according to a WHO report. Best-practice policies adopted by forty countries aim to meet a WHO target to eliminate the “deadly food compound” by 2023. To be fair, we can’t be fully blamed, seeing how inaccessible nutrient-rich food is. Reuters had the story.

Human rights advocate Patrick Zaki’s release from pretrial detention and his return to his hometown of Mansoura is still getting ink. (Reuters)

Also making headlines:

  • Tahrir’s Mogamma transformation from a symbol of cumbersome state bureaucracy to a multipurpose complex is set to attract international tourism. (The National)
  • France comes under scrutiny for arms sales, in a piece that criticizes the French government for its willingness to sell weapons to countries including Saudi Arabia and Egypt. (Le Monde Diplomatique)

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