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Solving the electricity crisis

It’s the brightest time of the year for Muslims worldwide, but in Egypt, residents are celebrating Ramadan amidst nationwide government-implemented...

Norhan Elhakeem Norhan Elhakeem 9 years ago

Ministry of Finance budget does not prioritize the nation’s poor

A recent Ministry of Finance report revealed positive GDP indicators for the financial year 2009/10, but critics maintain that these...

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Bus driver kills 6 in random act of violence

Giza police have detained and are currently investigating 46-year-old bus driver Mahmoud Taha Swellem, who opened fire on a bus...

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Egypt: A 'failed state'?

Egypt is a “failed state” according to US magazine Foreign Policy (FP)’s 2010 Failed States Index (FSI), which appeared in...

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Police brutality in Egypt: The outcome of a missing democracy

In one of his acts, Egyptian stand-up comedian George Azmy satirically mocks Egyptian culture and lifestyle. With time, he says,...

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Beneath the galabiya: Intersex operations in Assiut

Assiut–In the realm of sexual taboos in Egypt, the issue of “intersex individuals”–or those born with “ambiguous genitalia”–is certainly somewhere...

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Q&A with A Fula's Call: The musical outcome of globalization

Afro-Jazz fusion Dutch band A Fula’s Call, in town for this weekend’s Artbeat Festival, are in some ways, living proof...

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Egyptian-Israeli couples: Victims of discrimination or security threats?

A self-described “beach boy” leading a quiet life in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Messawa has found himself at the center of...

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Introducing conditional cash transfers to Egypt's poor

Assiut–Residents of Rifa village on the outskirts of Assiut rely on seasonal harvests of crops for their income. The inconsistency...

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Awakening the past: Villagers forced to relocate dead loved ones

Akhmim village, Sohag– Two women, clad in black, and a young girl are kneeling over a pile of burning paper...

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The People's Democratic Movement: A holistic vision for change

The Emergency Law, which has given the Egyptian government sweeping powers to detain citizens for the last three decades, has...

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President reviews NDP Shura candidates; Names to be announced today

The secretary-general of Egypt’s ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) met with President Hosni Mubarak yesterday to present the names of...

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FGM: The Pharaonic rite that's a hard habit to break

Aswan–In a nation where UNICEF estimates 96 percent of all married women have undergone some form of female genital mutilation...

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US entrepreneurship summit greeted with skepticism

Fifteen prominent Egyptian businessmen are returning home today after attending US President Barack Obama’s summit on entrepreneurship in Washington DC,...

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