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Egypt: An opposition in exile whose loved ones pay the price

Aly Hussin Mahdy ignored his father’s text messages for quite some time. As a politically outspoken Egyptian asylum seeker living in Chicago, he was concerned about leaving an electronic trail that the feared intelligence services back home could read.

Playing Politics with Poverty: Sisi’s COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

President Sisi’s regime has decided to sell the bulk of government procured COVID-19 vaccines, rather than provide them for free. The two-dose Astra Zeneca inoculation will be sold for 100-200 Egyptian pounds (EGP), though the government’s per dose cost is only 47 EGP. Out of a total population of 103 …