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Why is Egypt building a wall along its border with Gaza?

 Al-Monitor revealed Feb. 14 that Egyptian authorities had begun the first phase for building a tall concrete wall on the border with the Gaza Strip. Tribal sources told Al-Monitor that the wall will extend from the Kerem Shalom crossing to the Rafah border crossing. Meanwhile, the Egyptian armed forces have not …

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Local Activism in post-2011 Egypt

Various forms of local activism in Egypt are challenging the shortcomings in local governance and the lack of any developmental urban vision.  This paper examines three examples from different neighbourhoods in Giza and Cairo. All three share the goal of resisting exclusionary policies while trying to overcome the absence of political …

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