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Institutional Reform in the Arab World: Problems, Challenges, and Prospects

As Arab revolutions emerged, they created different prospects and possible courses for institutional reform. In spite of direct challenges, these revolutions have opened the door for reform in the security sector in many Arab countries, and in very least allowed a discussion of the problematic areas in this reform process. …

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Lieutenant General Hegazy II: Egypt’s new chief-of-staff

Mohamed Farid Hegazy was installed as the Armed Forces chief-of-staff on Saturday night, replacing the military’s former top official Mahmoud Hegazy, who will now take up a role as a presidential advisor on strategic planning and crisis management, according to a statement issued by the Armed Forces spokesperson.

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‘Women in Egypt’s Army’: A Demand Aiming for Equality Usually Met With Sexism

Campaigns calling for military service to be available for Egyptian females are in constant growth each year. In Egypt’s Fourth National Youth Conference, held in Alexandria in July, the calls were renewed on Egypt’s minister of defense Sedky Sobhy.

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Former Central Auditing head Geneina referred to trial for remarks on corruption in Egypt

The State Security Prosecution referred Hesham Geneina, the former president of the Central Auditing Authority (CAA), to trial on Thursday on charges of disseminating false news. Geneina was summoned for interrogations earlier on Thursday and then remanded into custody pending investigations. He refused to pay LE10,000 bail, which means that …

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Auditors urge Sisi to respect Constitution after sacking Geneina

Some members of the Central Auditing Authority urged President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Saturday to respect the constitutional protection of auditors following the sacking of top auditor Hesham Geneina last week.

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Egypt Vows Police Reform Amid Mounting Public Criticism

Egypt’s government has vowed to reform the country’s police force by enforcing new laws to curb its authority and regulate individual policemen’s daily interactions with citizens, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced on Monday.

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Prime minister promises new ‘model police stations’ to appease outraged public

The Egyptian government is planning to create “model police stations” to provide “distinguished services” to citizens, Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced Monday, adding that the stations would open nationwide within two and a half years.

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