Austerity measures a major cause of poverty increase, statistics agency advisor says

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Beesan Kassab Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/09/04/feature/economy/austerity-measures-a-major-cause-of-poverty-increase-statistics-agency-advisor-says/ The results of a biannual government report on household finances published at the end of July show that Egypt’s poverty rate increased 4.7% to 32.5% of the population over 2017 and 2018, up from 27.8%...

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Hoping for release, families of imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood youth offer to stay out of politics, make hefty donations to state-run fund

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/08/27/feature/politics/hoping-for-release-families-of-imprisoned-muslim-brotherhood-youth-offer-to-stay-out-of-politics-make-hefty-donations-to-state-run-fund/ Families of imprisoned Muslim Brotherhood members are calling on Egyptian authorities to release their relatives in exchange for a pledge to never again...

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The National Cancer Institute was in crisis long before the car bomb attack

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Mostafa Mohie Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/08/20/feature/society/the-national-cancer-institute-was-in-crisis-long-before-the-car-bomb-attack/ Cairo University President Mohamed al-Khosht announced on Sunday that the National Cancer Institute has resumed full operations two weeks after it was damaged in a deadly car bomb explosion that left 22 dead and...

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The protection of competition: A suspended verdict

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hadeer El-Mahdawy Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/08/18/feature/economy/the-protection-of-competition-a-suspended-verdict/ On May 1, the courier service Glovo unexpectedly announced that it will suspend operations in both Egypt and Chile — one day after the company received 150 million euros from investors and venture capital funds.  The...

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Normalizing the military judiciary: How the constitutional amendments bring the Armed Forces into Egypt’s judicial system

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Rana Mamdouh Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/08/07/feature/politics/normalizing-the-military-judiciary-how-the-constitutional-amendments-bring-the-armed-forces-into-egypts-judicial-system/ The day after a set of controversial constitutional amendments were approved in a national referendum in April, the Minister of Justice sent three...

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Sources: Officials delayed survey results showing Egyptians face highest poverty rate since 2000

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/07/30/feature/economy/sources-officials-delayed-survey-results-showing-egyptians-face-highest-poverty-rate-since-2000/ The results of the biannual government survey of household income in Egypt announced yesterday show a 4.7% increase in poverty from the previous study, putting 32.5% of Egyptians below the...

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New NGO law criticized as mere cosmetic change

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Rana Mamdouh Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/07/17/feature/politics/new-ngo-law-criticized-as-mere-cosmetic-change/ Parliament overwhelmingly approved on Monday a new law governing the operations of non-governmental organizations to replace a 2017 law currently in place. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi first called for the 2017 law to be amended in...

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Some people prefer working in the shadows

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Osman El Sharnoubi Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/07/12/feature/economy/some-people-prefer-working-in-the-shadows/ Egypt’s vast informal economy has drawn the focus of government officials in recent years. Authorities have been looking to merge the informal economy with the formal economy as quickly as possible in order to boost official economic...

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MP: New fuel pricing mechanism ‘rushed’ through to appease IMF on subsidy cuts

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Beesan Kassab Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/07/09/feature/economy/mp-new-fuel-pricing-mechanism-rushed-through-to-appease-imf-on-subsidy-cuts/ The government raised fuel prices on Friday, the latest in a round of subsidy cuts tied to an economic program backed by the International Monetary Fund. This is the fifth hike in fuel prices since the process...

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New judicial heads first in series of appointments under new law granting Sisi power to select judicial leadership

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr Original Link: https://madamasr.com/en/2019/07/07/feature/politics/new-judicial-heads-first-in-series-of-appointments-under-new-law-granting-sisi-power-to-select-judicial-leadership/ The heads of two top judicial bodies were sworn in by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday, the first in a series of anticipated appointments following the constitutional...

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‘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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Arrests target political figures involved in new coalition to run in 2020 parliamentary elections

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Madamasr   Original Link:  https://madamasr.com/en/2019/06/25/feature/politics/arrests-target-political-figures-involved-in-new-coalition-to-run-in-2020-parliamentary-elections/ Several political figures involved in discussions to form a new political alliance meant to stand in 2020 parliamentary elections were arrested beginning at dawn on Tuesday. At least eight...

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