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The Muslim Brotherhood's aid programs and their implications in the 2011 Egyptian revolution

The Muslim Brotherhood’s role during Egypt’s January 25 uprisings in 2011 is highly debated. On one hand, many of the Brotherhood’s critics would cite that the group’s leadership initially did not support the protests that would eventually end President Mubarak’s 30-year rule, and were late in joining the protests that …

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EU Support for Governance in Egypt well-intentioned but ineffective, say EU Auditors

A report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA) is highly critical of EU aid spending to promote key areas of governance in Egypt in the periods before and after the uprising of January 2011. “The ‘softly softly’ approach has not worked, and the time has come for a more focused …

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Police won't protect Brotherhood HQ on 30 June: Interior minister

Police will only protect state institutions, not the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, during opposition protests on 30 June, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said on Tuesday. The presidential guard is the only force responsible for protecting the presidential palace, Ibrahim added, but police will offer support if requested. The palace has witnessed …

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Police won’t protect Brotherhood HQ on 30 June: Interior minister

Police will only protect state institutions, not the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters, during opposition protests on 30 June, Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said on Tuesday. The presidential guard is the only force responsible for protecting the presidential palace, Ibrahim added, but police will offer support if requested. The palace has witnessed …

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Freedom of assembly in Egypt and Spain: How do 'authoritarian' and 'democratic' countries compare?

The right to freedom of assembly constitutes a crucial part of civil and political rights that are internationally recognised for individuals and groups. While freedom of assembly is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the African Charter on Human Rights and …

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Freedom of assembly in Egypt and Spain: How do ‘authoritarian’ and ‘democratic’ countries compare?

The right to freedom of assembly constitutes a crucial part of civil and political rights that are internationally recognised for individuals and groups. While freedom of assembly is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the African Charter on Human Rights and …

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