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Coptic Christian woman makes history in Egypt

A Coptic Christian woman has been appointed as a provincial governor for the first time in Egypt.

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Manal Awad Mikhael has been sworn in as the governor of Damietta.

She is the second woman ever to be appointed governor in Egypt.

Another member of the Coptic Christian minority was also sworn in as a governor amidst more than 20 new appointments across the country.


Cover photo: Coptic Christians are a small minority in Egypt. Photo: Getty Images

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