The IMF is neither the problem nor the solution

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Amr Adly Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2017/05/11/opinion/u/the-imf-is-neither-the-problem-nor-the-solution/ The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank were established post-Second World War, in 1944, to prevent a recurrence of the Great Depression and establish balances in the international economic system. The IMF aimed to remedy deficits in...

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The IMF as knee surgeon on a cancerous patient

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Amr Adly Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2017/03/20/opinion/u/the-imf-as-knee-surgeon-on-a-cancerous-patient/ The International Monetary Fund states that its main mission is to help resolve temporary disruptions to the economic balance of members states, including interventions in the general budget, trade policies and other matters related to financial...

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Working Women and Policy Assessment – Feminist testimonies from Egypt

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Mona Ezzat Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2017/03/10/feature/society/on-workingWomen-feminist-testimonies-from-egypt/ I decided to focus on issues related to working women, because I believe they show the extent to which a society believes in the principles of social justice, citizenship and the affordance of equal opportunities. It also reflects whether...

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Objective notes on Hesham Geneina’s corruption report

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Amr Adly Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2016/07/12/opinion/economy/objective-notes-on-hesham-geneinas-corruption-report/ A report on corruption by the Central Auditing Authority stirred deep controversy in Egypt and led to the dismissal of its president, Hesham Geneina, and his prosecution in June on the charge of spreading false news. With the...

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Did Hesham Geneina’s study exaggerate Egypt’s corruption?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Wael Gamal Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2016/07/05/opinion/u/did-hesham-geneinas-study-exaggerate-egypts-corruption/ Former chief auditor Hesham Geneina is facing trial after a controversial report about the extent of corruption in Egypt. Following the publication of the full Arabic report in Mada Masr, Wael Gamal reflects on the strengths and...

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The Panama Papers: What’s new on Egypt, and why should you care?

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hossam Bahgat Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2016/05/11/feature/economy/the-panama-papers-whats-new-on-egypt-and-why-should-you-care/ On Tuesday evening, the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism CK (ICIJ) released a new database of people and companies who own shares in businesses registered in tax havens and who were exposed in the...

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Youth unemployment and the ‘Egyptian right wing’

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Amr Adly Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2016/04/13/opinion/economy/youth-unemployment-and-the-egyptian-right-wing/ I watch the TV program “Hona al-Asema” (Here’s the Capital), which airs on the privately owned CBC and is hosted by anchor Lamis al-Hadidy, on a regular basis. Not only because it offers a more professional level of analysis of the...

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Behind the Panama Papers: The full story of the Mubarak sons’ tax-sheltered company

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hossam Bahgat Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2016/04/04/feature/politics/behind-the-panama-papers-the-full-story-of-the-mubarak-sons-tax-sheltered-company/ The Panama Papers leaks published by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on Sunday included information on Pan World Investments, a company owned by Alaa Mubarak — son of...

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Anatomy of an Election

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hossam Bahgat Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2016/03/14/feature/politics/anatomy-of-an-election/ Summary: The revelation that the state had a hand in creating this list did not come as a surprise to many. In the months leading up to the elections, the media had hinted and then explicitly accused unnamed “sovereign” state agencies of interfering in...

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Exclusive Wikileaks cables trace ebb and flow of Egypt-UAE relations

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hossam Bahgat, Mostafa Mohie Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2015/07/26/feature/politics/exclusive-wikileaks-cables-trace-ebb-and-flow-of-egypt-uae-relations/ Snapshot: A number of documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry that were recently released by Wikileaks have cast light on Egypt’s capricious relationship with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which...

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Wikileaks: Egyptian media and journalists go to Saudi for financing

Source: Madamasr Author(s): Hossam Bahgat Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2015/07/05/feature/politics/wikileaks-egyptian-media-and-journalists-go-to-saudi-for-financing/ Since the Wikileaks website began posting leaked documents from the Saudi Arabian government, the issue of the Kingdom financing Egyptian media channels, journalists and researchers has garnered major attention...

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Power, the January 25 revolutionaries, and responsibility

Source: Madamasr Author(s): H. A. Hellyer Original Link: https://www.madamasr.com/en/2015/01/24/opinion/u/power-the-january-25-revolutionaries-and-responsibility/ Tahrir. 2011. January 25. Egypt. Revolution. Four years ago, a fledgling movement of revolutionary activists accomplished in a few days more than the Egyptian opposition had in years. Yet, for those revolutionaries, the “revolution”...

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