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Thursday, 18 August 2022

Egypt’s newest ex-CBE governor is dominating the international news coverage on Egypt

Type ‘Egypt’ into the global news site of your choice this morning and there’s a good chance you’re going to see Tarek Amer’s face: The CBE chief’s sudden departure yesterday is dominating the conversation this morning. For more, head to the news well, above.

Also making headlines:

  • Pope Tawadros II calls for change: In the wake of the Imbaba church fire, the patriarch of Egypt’s Coptic Church has criticized years of government policy that has restricted the number and size of churches. (The New York Times)
  • Oil spill in Dahab: Traces of crude oil were found across a number of beaches in the Red Sea near Dahab, prompting the Environment Ministry to send clean-up teams to the tourist town. (The National)
  • The real cost of mega-projects: The bns of USD poured into megaprojects from the new capital to Dabaa has added to the nation’s structural and economic problems, Council on Foreign Relations fellow Steven Cook argues. (Foreign Policy)

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