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Monday, 19 September 2022

Economic woes + World Cup controversy get attention in the foreign press

It’s a mixed bag in the foreign press this morning, with no one story dominating the conversation. Here are some of the stories being picked up internationally:

  • Our import woes are making headlines: Egypt and Tunisia are having a hard time filling the shelves as the FX shortage impacts the availability of certain foods and consumer goods. (The Economist)
  • Controversy over rumored Egypt-KSA-Greece World Cup bid: Rumors that Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Greece will launch a bid to host the 2030 World Cup are already generating controversy, with Football Supporters Europe and Human Rights Watch criticizing the idea on human rights and logistics grounds. (Politico)
  • Farmers embrace agtech: Government initiatives to boost food security and local startups like Mozare3 are introducing local farmers to new industry tech. (Quartz Africa)

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