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Mubarak dies at 91 but his legacy lives on: Corruption, impunity, brutality

When former President Hosni Mubarak was acquitted of corruption in January 2015, analysts had already predicted it as a foregone conclusion. For many it was evidence that the deep state existed. The deep state is a phrase that would regularly become associated with Egyptian politics after the 2011 revolution. Sadat, …

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The Egyptian army’s cheap tricks

How did we end up here? Founded some 70 years ago to consolidate the country’s recently acquired independence by national hero, Colonel Abdel Nasser, the military industry has become an obstacle to the country’s social and economic development and a cancerous growth on society as a whole.

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US aid to Egypt poised to proceed in what rights groups call ‘shameful’ act

Human rights activists in the United States are questioning Washington’s decision to push ahead with legislation that would transfer $1.3bn in military aid to Egypt, in light of recent protests calling for the fall of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government.

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Videos alleging corruption open public debate on Egyptian military’s economic empire

In videos posted to Twitter and Facebook, Mohamed Ali, an Egyptian construction contractor, accused the Egyptian president and military of corruption. Speaking from self-imposed exile in Barcelona, Spain, Ali said the military owes him hundreds of millions of Egyptian pounds for projects carried out by his company, Amlaak Group, including construction of …

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