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A cabinet of kleptocracy in Sisi’s pseudo-parliament

The philosopher Walter Benjamin once wrote that ‘behind every fascism, there is a failed revolution’. Well, in Egypt, behind its very own modern ‘fascism’, or for the sake of lugubrious debate, ‘totalitarianism’, you’ll find the corpses of revolutionaries.

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Egypt women fight for right to army combat posts

While President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared 2017 to be the “Year of the Egyptian Woman,” it failed to empower women militarily. Still, Jihad el-Komy, founder of the Moganada Masriya (Female Egyptian Conscript) campaign has continued to seek to convince officials to accept Egyptian women as soldiers and officers in combat units of the armed …

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Egypt’s former top auditor ordered detained for 15 days

Egypt’s former top auditor Hisham Genena has been ordered detained for 15 days for questioning over his claims that the country’s former army chief Sami Anan was in possession of “documents and evidence” that would undermine the country and its leadership.

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Egypt to probe ex-army chief and aide over secret files

The Egyptian army has said it will launch an investigation into Sami Anan, the former Egyptian chief-of-staff and Hisham Genena, the country’s former top auditor, who had served as Anan’s presidential campaign manager prior to its suspension.

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Sisi’s coronation and the Egyptian opposition

With the advent of the Egyptian presidential elections, the regime has embarked on a systematic process of eliminating possible candidates who could run against President Sisi.

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Egypt’s SCAF and the Curious Case Against Konsowa

On December 3, a few days after Colonel Ahmed Konsowa announced in a YouTube video that he intended to run against Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the upcoming Egyptian presidential election, he was detained and put on a military trial for announcing his bid while still serving in the military. In an uncharacteristically prompt trial on December …

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Sami Anan Officially Banned from Running in Presidential Elections

Egypt’s National Elections Committee (NEC) has officially disqualified presidential hopeful Sami Anan from participating in the upcoming elections due to his “non-civilian status,” local media reports.

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Who is Egypt’s ex-army chief whose presidential bid breathed life into Egypt’s 2018 elections?

A few hours after current President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared his intention to run for a second term in the upcoming presidential elections scheduled to be held in March, former army chief of staff Sami Anan asserted his intention to engage in the presidential race.

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Seven years on: Why Egypt failed to become a democracy

Next January, it will be seven years since the popular uprising that ended the rule of former president Hosni Mubarak, unleashing an unprecedented wave of political turmoil in Egypt’s recent history.

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