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Sunday, 19 June 2022

Egypt in the News: From geopolitics to Sawiris on the decks

There’s no clear theme running through mentions of Egypt in the international press this morning.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s address to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is getting attention from the New York Times. Other stories worth noting include:

  • The EU is reportedly paying Egypt’s coastguard EUR 80 mn to stop boats carrying refugees across the Mediterranean, European Commission documents reportedly show. (EU Observer)
  • A collapse of an apartment building in Cairo on Friday killed a family of six. (Associated Press)
  • Naguib Sawiris’ DJ debut this week is getting ink. (Bloomberg)
  • The sister of imprisoned activist Alaa Abdel Fattah is lobbying UK PM Boris Johnson to secure his release. (Sky News)

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