A sharp rise in inflation forces Egyptians to cut expenses

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Khaled Dawoud Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/sharp-rise-inflation-forces-egyptians-cut-expenses While the holy month of Ramadan is known for increased food consumption in Egypt and other Muslim-majority countries, Elham Mohamed, 40, a government employee, said it was very difficult for her just to make ends meet this year.  “I had...

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The Russia-Ukraine war might finally bring about a rise in Egypt’s bread prices

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Khaled Dawoud Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/russia-ukraine-war-might-finally-bring-about-rise-egypts-bread-prices At a small mosque in Cairo’s middle-class neighborhood of Agouza, the traditional Friday prayer sermon was not about how Muslims should behave, or proper religious practices. Instead, it was about bread, known in the local...

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Egypt: The crisis of fertilizers and impoverishment of farmers

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abdel-Tawab Barakat Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypt-the-crisis-of-fertilizers-and-impoverishment-of-farmers/ On 18 November 2021, the Egyptian government decided to increase the price of nitrogenous fertilizers from EGP 3,290 to EGP 4,500 per ton, an increase of about 37%, which means raising the price of a 50-kg package from EGP...

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Military Classism: Disparity of resources bet. Military Fund & Doctors Fund

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Abbas Qabbari Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/military-classism-disparity-of-resources-bet-military-fund-doctors-fund/ This paper seeks to monitor what can be called Symbiotic Services Funds to which the Egyptian regime has resorted excessively since 2013, where the government has established dozens of funds according to official laws or...

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Sisi’s Transnational Repression: Silencing Political Dissidents in Exile

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil Al-Anani Original Link: https://arabcenterdc.org/resource/sisis-transnational-repression-silencing-political-dissidents-in-exile/ On January 6, the FBI arrested Pierre Girgis, an Egyptian American, for spying on critics of Egypt’s president in the United States. According to the US Department of Justice, Girgis was indicted by a Manhattan...

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WORLD REPORT 2022 – Egypt, Events of 2021

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2022/country-chapters/egypt In 2021, authorities escalated the use of the abusive Emergency State Security Courts to prosecute peaceful activists and critics who joined thousands of dissidents already in Egypt’s congested prisons. Courts issued death sentences in mass trials, adding to the...

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Q&A: Legal Framework and Environment for Nongovernmental Groups (NGOs) in Egypt

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2021/07/15/qa-legal-framework-and-environment-nongovernmental-groups-ngos-egypt The following questions and answers respond to the government’s misinformation and address the main freedom of association issues around the 2019 law and its consequences for independent groups in Egypt. Read more at...

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Egypt’s overpopulation a real or a feigned crisis

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Fathi Elnadi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egypts-overpopulation-a-real-or-a-feigned-crisis/ Egypt is a meeting point for several civilizations that have contributed to shaping its culture over different ages. The north African country has gone through several prosperous eras and also witnessed periods of decay and decline...

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Egypt has a water problem—and no, it’s not only the GERD

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Yaniv Cohen Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/egypt-has-a-water-problem-and-no-its-not-only-the-gerd/ The much-talked-about Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the mega-dam threatening to leave Egypt thirsty, is just the latest straw straining the camel’s back. Egypt’s water stress has been building up long beforehand. The...

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Egypt’s Officials Don’t See Unrecognized Religious Minorities

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Ishak Ibrahim Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-officials-dont-see-unrecognized-religious-minorities/ Egyptian institutions do not officially recognize some religious minorities. As a result these minorities do not receive a set of basic constitutional rights, most notably the freedom of religion, belief...

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Egyptian Revolution Challenges, and Proposed Solutions

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Fathi Elnadi Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-revolution-challenges-and-proposed-solutions/ Since its early days, the Egyptian revolution has faced various challenges and difficulties; and with the Islamic stream, manifested in the Muslim Brotherhood, at the forefront of the political scene, difficulties and obstacles...

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Co-opting cybersecurity in Egypt

Source: Atlantic Council Author(s): Bassant Hassib and James Shires Original Link: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/co-opting-cybersecurity-in-egypt/ Cybersecurity is a key area of contest for digitalized politics, especially in uncertain and turbulent situations. Nowhere is this more starkly illustrated than in states such as Egypt, where the period since the January 2011...

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