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Thursday, 1 December 2022

Give us back our stone

It’s another relatively quiet morning for Egypt in the international press — or maybe we just get used to everyone talking about us during COP.

The campaign to return the Rosetta Stone is back in the headlines: AP becomes the latest to report on Zahi Hawass’ petition calling for the stone to be returned, which has gathered more than 100k signatures, in addition to another petition created by Egyptologist Monica Hanna which has gathered 4.2 k signatures.

Also making headlines:

  • White sugar prices are on the rise as demand outstrips supply amid a slowdown in imports. The Canal Sugar Company has yet to make fully operational what is set be the world’s largest beet sugar factory in the world in West Minya. (Al-Monitor)
  • The WSJ reports a US-Egyptian dual national who had called for protest at COP27 may be extradited to Egypt following his arrest in the UAE.

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