‘Hospitals are for the dying’: Medical negligence inside Egyptian prisons

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hadeer El-Mahdawy Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/30/feature/politics/hospitals-are-for-the-dying-medical-negligence-inside-egyptian-prisons/ Inside his prison cell, Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh’s health has severely deteriorated. This past weekend, the 68-year-old former presidential candidate suffered two heart attacks in less than 24...

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Ballot-box politics: What has pushed Egypt’s opposition to vote ‘no’?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hadeer El-Mahdawy Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/04/22/feature/politics/ballot-box-politics-what-has-pushed-egypts-opposition-to-vote-no/ Thirty-three-year-old human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Massry could not make up her mind about what to do in the referendum on the new constitutional amendments. She was torn between boycotting and voting “no.” Then...

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Looking for the root causes of the potato crisis

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hadeer El-Mahdawy and Nada Arafat Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2018/11/22/feature/economy/looking-for-the-root-causes-of-the-potato-crisis/ Approach a vegetable vendor in Cairo in recent months looking for potatoes, and you’ll likely be in for a surprise. For one kilogram of potatoes, a staple food item for many Egyptians, you might pay as much as LE14...

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Diplomatic source: ‘Prompt’ pardons for 32 Ethiopian nationals sign of ‘growing strategic relationship’ with Egypt

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hadeer El-Mahdawy Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2018/06/11/feature/politics/diplomatic-source-prompt-pardons-for-32-ethiopian-nationals-sign-of-growing-strategic-relationship-with-egypt/ Egypt pardoned 32 Ethiopian nationals held in Egyptian prisons on Monday, following a request submitted by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to President Abdel Fattah...

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Labor union elections are back, but with few promises

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hadeer El-Mahdawyand Mohamed Hamama Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2018/06/08/feature/politics/labor-union-elections-are-back-but-with-few-promises/ After 12 years of being postponed, labor union elections for 2018–2022 kicked off on May 23 and concluded this week under a law regulating union work, passed in late 2017, that ended, at least on paper...

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