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Feeding Social Stability in Egypt

This Ramadan, the Egyptian army is charitably distributing millions of food boxes in poor urban and rural areas across the country. Conscripted soldiers from various military branches pack food items including sugar, rice, beans, pasta, cooking oil, tomato paste, and tea in boxes that each carries the label of the …

The Battle Over Al-Azhar

Over the past month, debate in Egypt has centered around a legislative initiative designed to reorganize the way the country’s religious establishment is governed.

Governing Egypt: Cohesion and Consolidation

A little over a year ago, it was still possible to speak of the ‘regimen’ of Egyptian president Sisi’s ‘non-regime.’ Power was dispersed, disparate, and given to erratic bursts of energy, that had far more to do with localised and internal disputes, than to an overarching directive from a cohesive …

Egypt Back Under Emergency Law

On April 9, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed a decree imposing a three-month state of emergency for the entire country. This move came the same day bombings at the St. George’s Church in Tanta and the St. Mark’s Church in Alexandria claimed around 45 lives and injured 125 others. …

Al-Sisi holds meeting with SCAF and SCPF leading figures

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held on Monday a meeting with a number of leading figures from the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) and the Supreme Council of Police (SCPF) with the attendance of Defence Minister Sedki Sobhi and Interior Minister Magdy Abdel Ghaffar, according to a statement from the …

ElBaradei assesses Egypt’s post-revolutionary political polarisation

Mohamed ElBaradei, the former vice president for foreign affairs under former interim president Adly Mansour, discussed the transition period that followed the 25 January Revolution and the election of the Muslim Brotherhood regime in an interview with Al-Araby TV network published on Saturday.

Why recent calls for protests failed to materialize in Egypt

Egyptians were anxiously waiting to see if anything would happen on Nov. 11, after widespread calls for protests for this day went public on social media. Under the banner of “Thawret El Ghalaba” (“Revolution of the Poor”), the calls for protest mainly focused on the suffering faced by low-income classes …

Self-exiled Egyptians cite fear of legal prosecution – report

Egypt’s mounting political, economic and social challenges in recent years have taken a toll on its citizens, forcing some into self-exile as they attempt to avoid the imminent pressures bound to arise amid a general decline in living standards, freedoms and political engagement.