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Egypt Roundup: Heatwaves, power outages, diplomatic talks

Source: AI with DALL-E

Heat waves

Egypt is experiencing severe heat with temperatures exceeding 40°C, leading to an energy crisis and scheduled power cuts. Residents are struggling with unbearable living conditions and increased power outages. The situation is expected to worsen, and the government has promised a resolution by the end of the year, Ynetnews reports.

Power outages

Egyptian MP has urged government to exempt southern provinces from power cuts after 40 deaths in Aswan due to heat wave. Heat and electrical overloads are causing extreme conditions in the south. The New Arab reports that government has also been urged to take prompt action to prevent further casualties.

Diplomatic talks

Iran and Egypt are engaged in diplomatic talks. The talks continue at the highest level after the martyrdom of late Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahain. According to Mehr News Agency, both countries have emphasised the road map for improving relations. There are hopes for favourable results.

Ship recycling and decommissioning

Brazil’s Porto Central and Modern American Recycling Services Europe are exploring the possibility of establishing a ship recycling and decommissioning yard in Porto, Brazil, to create jobs, revenue, and protect the environment. Safety4Sea reports that in Egypt, the country's first ship scrapping project near Damietta Port is underway, which aims to bolster the iron and steel industry and reduce reliance on imports. The project will meet global regulations and is expected to yield 1.5 million tons of scrap annually over five years.

Basketball league

African basketball pundits have praised Egypt for its strong local league, demonstrated by their teams' representation in the Basketball Africa League, VOA Africa reports.

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