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‘Arab Spring in reverse!’ Egyptian opposition blast parliament plans to extend Sisi’s rule

Prominent Egyptian opposition figures have rallied to reject proposed constitutional amendments which could pave the way for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to be re-elected to serve a third and fourth term. Parliment’s general committee on Tuesday approved the so-called “Pharaoh motion” aimed at extending presidential term limits.

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Egypt’s parliament begins process to amend presidential term limits, other constitutional articles

The Speaker of the Egyptian House of Representatives Ali Abdul Aal on Sunday referred a request submitted by more than one-fifth of the parliament members to amend the constitution to the General Committee for discussion.

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Residents of Giza area forced into displacement

Mustafa (pseudonym) woke up Jan. 23 to the sounds of tractors as security forces, without prior notice, entered the area where his home is located in Nazlet El-Semman in Giza, amid protests from residents who had no idea what the government was planning.

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Constitutional amendments submitted to Parliament could allow Sisi to stay in power until 2034

A proposal to amend a host of constitutional articles — including presidential term limits — has been submitted to Parliament, Ali Abdel Aal, the legislature’s speaker, announced on Sunday during a general assembly meeting.

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Egypt media told to keep silent on parliament arrangements to amend Constitution

Sources from the Egyptian parliament revealed that there are strict instructions issued by the intelligence officer in charge of the presidency, to newspaper editors and television hosts not to discuss under any circumstances the constitution amendments, which the Egyptian parliament intends to make to extend the mandate of Egyptian President …

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Lost Capital: The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood’s Neoliberal Transformation

In an October 2011 interview, Hassan Malek, a leading Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood businessman, emphasized that the Islamist group was friendly to business. Its main problem with the economic policies of former president Hosni Mubarak, he said, was not the policies themselves but the corruption of businessmen close to the regime. …

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Sources: Interference with Uber app tied to company’s refusal to share user data with security bodies

A refusal to give authorities access to customer data and its data server is the reason why Uber users in Egypt have experienced interference in using the application over the last two weeks, according to two sources close to the ongoing negotiations between the government and the intelligent transport sector.

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