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Sisi’s Relentless Repression: Ill-suited to cope with any social unrest, the Sisi-regime utilizes mass repression to prevent change

The Egyptian prosecution released three members from the Egyptian Initiative of Human Rights (EIPR) on December 4, 2020. The trio of human rights workers were arrested on November 15 on fabricated charges of joining a terrorist group.

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Battling sexual violence within institutions: Things we have learned

In her upcoming book Complaint! feminist scholar Sara Ahmed reminds the reader of what in another world would have been quite obvious: that the weight of complaining about sexual violence falls primarily on the survivor/victim. In a lecture titled “Mind the Gap! Complaint as a Queer Method” at Hebbel am …

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Is Egypt behind Sudanese escalation on border with Ethiopia?

Sudan’s Sovereignty Council Chairman Abdul Fattah Burhan said at a Jan. 16 press conference that deployment of Sudanese troops on the border with Ethiopia and the army’s control of the border areas were driven by domestic willingness, rather than foreign incitement. He denied the presence of any party pitting Sudan …

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A Senseless Silencing: By impeding research, Egypt curtails knowledge that can help resolve crises, especially in border areas

“Military Zone: No trespassing … No photos allowed!” While such warnings are visible around military zones in Cairo and cities of the Nile Valley, all Egyptian border areas have also been declared military zones according to presidential decree No. 444—2014. For researchers working in Egypt, especially on border issues, this …

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Legacy of Egyptian revolution? Crackdown on dissent

Ten years ago, she was celebrated as a heroine for helping to spark the 2011 uprising that unseated then-President Hosni Mubarak. But Asmaa Mahfouz, a political activist and one of the founders of the April 6 Youth Movement (credited with mobilizing the mass protests that ousted Mubarak), is today struggling …

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Egypt assembles bipartisan lobbying team for post-Trump era

The Egyptian government has wasted no time preparing for a post-President Donald Trump era, assembling a bipartisan powerhouse lobbying team that includes retired Republican congressman Ed Royce and a former top aide to Democratic House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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