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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Positive Economic Growth in Egypt Belies Mounting Problems

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Gregory Aftandilian Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/positive-economic-growth-in-egypt-belies-mounting-problems/ Egypt has received high marks from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for carrying out a series of difficult economic reforms and for its success as an emerging market. However, such positive trends mask a deeply...

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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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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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Egypt: Mass hunger strike at al-Aqrab prison over denial of family visits and dire conditions

Source: Amnesty International Author(s): Amnesty International Original Link:  https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2019/07/egypt-mass-hunger-strike-at-al-aqrab-prison-over-denial-of-family-visits-and-dire-conditions/ The Egyptian authorities must immediately end cruel and inhumane detention conditions and allow regular family visits at al-Aqrab maximum security prison in Tora...

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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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TIMEP Brief: Church Construction Law

Source: The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy Author(s): TIMEP Original Link: https://timep.org/reports-briefings/timep-brief-church-construction-law/ The Church Construction Law creates a formal process for Christian denominations to submit a request for the “building, expanding, enhancement, reinforcement, destruction, or external detailing of a church, church annex, services building...

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Egypt: New NGO Law Renews Draconian Restrictions

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Human Rights Watch   Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/24/egypt-new-ngo-law-renews-draconian-restrictions Egypt’s parliament approved a new law governing nongovernment organizations on July 14, 2019 that would maintain many of the existing restrictions on their work, Human Rights Watch said today. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should not...

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Why Is Egypt Attacking Human Rights Groups?

Source: Human Rights Watch Author(s): Hassan Elmasry Original Link: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/07/24/why-egypt-attacking-human-rights-groups The brave people who work to protect Egyptians from abuse are under aggressive and accelerating attack. The attackers come from the government, its proxies in the media, its security forces, and even elements of the supposedly independent...

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