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Is Egypt hosting the African Commission to cover human rights abuses?

The timing could not have been more perfect for Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi. His country will host the next session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) scheduled to take place from 24 April to 14 May 2019 at a time when Egypt ranks as one …

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Carrots and sticks: How students were made into poster children for the constitutional amendments referendum

During the referendum days, the youth, with full consciousness and dedication and bearing their responsibility towards their country, lined up and voted their opinion on amending their country’s constitution. With their bare hands, they wrote their own future and that of their own children. So we should thank Egypt’s youth, …

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New Political Struggles for Egypt’s Military

Much of the focus on the Egyptian constitutional amendments ratified on April 20-22 has been on those allowing President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to stay in power for an additional eight years and gain full control over the judicial branch. However, little attention has been paid to the amendments affecting the …

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Human rights part of Egypt’s top priorities: Parl’t Affairs Min

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Omar Marwan said that Egypt’s report on human rights, submitted to African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), explains how Egypt has achieved remarkable progress regarding the human rights situation within the past five years.

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Judge overseeing polling station recounts troubling incidents in constitutional referendum

In its final statement on the 2019 constitutional referendum, the National Elections Authority (NEA) announced on April 23 that voters had approved the proposed amendments by 88.8 percent, with a 44.3 percent turnout.

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