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Refugees in Egypt: ‘Hunger at home, coronavirus on the streets’

Hanan Adam arrived in Egypt as a refugee from Sudan five years ago. The 39-year-old lives with her seven children in 6th of October City and used to find work as a day laborer in various factories producing refrigerators and light bulbs before they started laying off Sudanese workers, she …

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Egypt steps up crackdown on journalists as world celebrates press freedom

UNESCO launched a global campaign this year called “Journalism without fear or favor” to celebrate journalists on World Press Freedom Day on May 3. But in Egypt, the celebration had a different taste with more restrictions inflicted on journalists.

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Egypt’s Vice Police are Targeting Social Media Users for ‘Violation of Public Morals’

Egypt’s Minister of Interior Mahmoud Tawfik has reportedly issued ‘strict instructions’ to the Ministry of Interior’s General Department for the Protection of Moral Values and Information Technology to monitor social media accounts for any content that harms or offends public morals, family sanctity, the traditions of society or otherwise promotes …

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Why is Egypt building more walls around Gaza?

Egyptian army spokesman Tamer al-Rifai said May 4 that Egypt has destroyed more than 3,000 tunnels leading to the Gaza Strip since 2015, noting that these tunnels have posed a threat to the Egyptian national security, as they were used for the infiltration of terrorists and the smuggling of arms, ammunition, …

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Detainee’s death raises concerns on conditions of prisoners in Egypt

“Prison doesn’t kill but loneliness does. I need your support in order not to die. I tried to resist on my own … so that I get out the person you’ve known; but I can’t take it anymore.” An Egyptian artist wrote these words a few months before he died …

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Is Egypt trying to provoke Turkey in eastern Mediterranean?

In conjunction with a report published April 30 by the France-based International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers that stated that Egypt’s exports from liquefied natural gas increased by 150% in 2019, Egypt said it was ready to expand the production of natural gas from the eastern Mediterranean, which are the stage of …

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