Lifting Subsidy & the Question of Social Justice in Egypt

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mohamed Ahmed Abbas Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/lifting-subsidy-the-question-of-social-justice-in-egypt/ In 2014, Egypt started execution of a plan to remove subsidies on energy sources, targeting achievement of savings that assumingly would be directed to supporting the poor and marginalized classes, as a substitute of commodity...

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The looming water crisis in Egypt and beyond

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link:  https://www.mei.edu/multimedia/podcast/looming-water-crisis-egypt-and-beyond Water scarcity is a global concern that disproportionately affects the Middle East. Mirette Mabrouk, director of MEI’s Egypt program, joins host Alistair Taylor to discuss steps Egypt has taken to manage its own water resources, and what more...

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Recent Official Figures Suggest That 32 Percent of Egyptians Live in Poverty. What Are the Likely Impacts of This?

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Michael Young, Osama Diab, Beesan Kassab, Amr Adly, Sherif Mohyeldeen Original Link: https://carnegie-mec.org/diwan/79687 A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security. Read more at original link

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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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Egypt’s Economy: Neither Collapsing nor Thriving

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Timothy E. Kaldas Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-economy-neither-collapsing-nor-thriving/ Earlier this summer, a pair of articles in Foreign Policy were published offering seemingly diametrically opposed views on Egypt’s economy. Yehia Hamed, investment minister under the late president Muhammad...

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Egypt Takes Another Step Toward China

Source: Washington Institute Author(s): Haisam Hassanein   Original Link: https://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/egypt-takes-another-step-toward-china On August 5, Egypt signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese company Hutchison Ports to establish a Mediterranean container terminal in Abu Qir. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi himself attended the signing ceremony...

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Egypt’s Online Repression Thwarts Both Growth and Democracy

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): Joey Shea Original Link: https://timep.org/commentary/analysis/egypts-online-repression-thwarts-both-growth-and-democracy/ After outlawing protests and slowly dominating traditional media, the Egyptian state has embarked upon a multipronged strategy aimed at completely controlling and curtailing digital spaces...

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Rabaa Massacre & Memory of a Whole Generation

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Attieh Adlan Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/rabaa-massacre-memory-of-a-whole-generation/ This generation will never forget Rabaa Massacre (14 August 2013) committed by the Egyptian police and military forces against the peaceful protesters in Rabaa al-Adawiya Square, cairo, simply because it is unforgettable – particularly for those who...

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Crisis of Egypt’s Cement Sector

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Ahmed Hafez Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/crisis-of-egypts-cement-sector/ Egypt ranks 14 on the list of the cement producing countries with a production volume of about 60 million tons per year. In early 2016, the government put to bid, through the Industrial Development Authority (IDA), 14 cement licenses which were won...

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Sisi’s Vanity Projects

Source: Carnegie Author(s): Maged Mandour Original Link: https://carnegieendowment.org/sada/79625 Since coming to power, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has undertaken various mega infrastructure projects with dubious economic benefits. Despite a worsening debt crisis, these projects remain a government priority. The debt crisis has grown with the percentage of the total debt of the GDP...

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Egypt: Poverty levels rise amid stringent austerity measures

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/monday-briefing-us-turkey-dispute-over-syria-comes-head While it has generally been accepted that Egypt’s economic reform program has been very successful on a macro level, if tough on many of its citizens, a new report has just confirmed it. Read more at original link

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Sinai between ‘Deal of the Century’ and MBS plans

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Haitham Ghoniem Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/sinai-between-deal-of-the-century-and-mbs-plans/ None of the military personnel that participated in repelling the tripartite aggression on Egypt in 1956 or the Six Day War (1967), known as the Naksa (setback) or even the October 1973 War – none of them has ever imagined that in April 2016...

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