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Egypt COP27 using PR firm accused of ‘greenwashing and tobacco disinformation’

Egypt's COP27 Climate Change Conference organisers has hired a public relations firm accused of spreading historic "disinformation" for the tobacco and fossil fuel industries. US-based firm Hill + Knowlton Strategies, which has worked for ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron and Saudi Aramco, has been accused by environmental groups of "greenwashing" for their clients in the oil and...

Egypt: Cigarette prices up EGP 0.25 to finance healthcare insurance programme

Egypt is set to increase the prices of local and imported cigarettes by EGP 0.25/pack in July 2021, local media sources have reported. The proceeds of the increase will be directed to the Ministry of Finance, and will contribute to funding for the Universal Healthcare Insurance programme. The programme was launched in July 2018, where...