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Minister of foreign affairs versus minister of state for foreign affairsEdit

Boutros Boutros-Ghali's Wikipedia article says he "served as Egypt's Minister of State for Foreign Affairs from 1977 until early 1991" and "then became Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs for several months before moving to the UN." Our article Minister of Foreign Affairs (Egypt) list Boutros-Ghali as serving two times as acting foreign minister, in 1977 and then in 1978–1979, with other people occupying the post from '79 onward. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' own website has separate pages listing former ministers of foreign affairs [1] and former ministers of state for foreign affairs [2], with Boutros-Ghali serving in the latter position from 1977 to 1991. So it looks like these are two distinct positions. Boutros-Ghali held the "state" position for fourteen years and may have stepped in to the other position for brief periods in 1977 and in 1978–1979 (I'm not sure, because he isn't on the ministry's list of plain foreign ministers). In any case, our articles on Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Egypt) and Minister of Foreign Affairs (Egypt) do not seem to reflect the distinction between the offices of minister for foreign affairs and the minister of state for foreign affairs. I'd appreciate someone who knows more about it trying to clarify the difference in our articles. A. Parrot (talk)

URL in reference is wrong though probably relevantEdit

[This is a copy of my note at Talk:Qasr El Nil Bridge § Wrong URL in reference.]

The reference in Qasr El Nil Bridge § 2011 Egyptian Revolution has the URL of a different article on the same subject. The ref is

BBC News: "Egypt protests: curfew defied in Cairo and other cities" 29 January 2011. accessed 2011.01.29.

But the article at that URL is titled "Egyptians losing fear of confrontation with regime" and is dated 28 January 2011, one day before the date given.

--Thnidu (talk) 03:54, 29 October 2019 (UTC)

Requested article: 1812 Ottoman Empire plague epidemicEdit

In 1812 there seems to have been a significant plague outbreak in the Ottoman Empire, which seems to have begun in Constantinople and traveled to other parts of the empire including Egypt, and later also spread outside of the empire's borders.

It seems to have had a massive impact, but it is barely covered on Wikipedia. There's an article about Caragea's plague which hit Wallachia (then an Ottoman vassal) in 1813–14, and I am currently in the process of writing an article on the 1813–14 Malta plague epidemic. Both seem to have derived from the 1812 Constantinople outbreak (it arrived in Malta via Egypt).

I think it would be useful if there would be an article covering the entire outbreak - would any members of this WikiProject be willing to help out? A source about the outbreak in Odessa can be found here.

Probably, the plague in Egypt itself deserves a separate article from a more general article about the outbreak in the Ottoman Empire.

I am also making this request on other WikiProjects including WP History, WP Turkey and WP Medicine.

Xwejnusgozo (talk) 15:24, 14 March 2020 (UTC)

I created a stub at 1812–19 Ottoman plague epidemic. Any further expansion is very welcome! Xwejnusgozo (talk) 18:57, 15 March 2020 (UTC)

Join the Months of African Cinema Global Contest!Edit

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The AfroCine Project invites you to join us again this October and November, the two months which are dedicated to improving content about the cinema of Africa, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

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Can someone find sourcing for Sahib ul-Makam al-Rafi?Edit

(moved here after overshooting by 5000 years...)

The article is currently up for deletion, which I think is justified in absence of sources; but those might just be hard to find for non-Arabic speakers. Would someone from the project care to give it a go? --Elmidae (talk · contribs) 21:30, 5 November 2020 (UTC)

The Months of African Cinema Contest Continues in November!Edit

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Thank you very much for participating in the Months of African Cinema global contest/edit-a-thon, and thank you for your contributions so far.

It is already the middle of the contest and a lot have been achieved already! We have been able to get over 1,500 articles created in over fifteen (15) languages! This would not have been possible without your support and we want to thank you. If you have not yet listed your name as a participant in the contest page please do so.

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