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Egypt’s Ambitious Economic Conference

From October 23 to 25, Egypt hosted “The Egyptian Economic Conference 2022” to “draw a roadmap for the future of the Egyptian Economy.” While the conference resulted in a promising list of recommendations in several policy areas, the ability of the government to implement this extensive list in the coming …

As Financial Pledges Trickle In, Did COP27 Meet Its Goal of Implementation?

The UN’s twenty-seventh Conference of Parties at the sunny resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, was branded as the “implementation COP.” This was the climate summit that would finally fulfill previous financial pledges for investing in renewable energy, building infrastructure to withstand extreme weather events, responding to climate disasters, and …

Egypt: How the military has usurped Sisi’s power

This past April, during an event known as the Egyptian family iftar and in the presence of prominent opposition figures, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the launch of a national dialogue process and a “presidential pardon committee”, sparking hopes for much-needed political and economic reforms that could ease the repression …

What media coverage of Alaa Abdel Fattah says about the invisibility of Muslim Men’s Suffering

Egyptian political prisoner Alaa Abdel Fattah has been on hunger strike since April to protest the injustice of his charges. The activist, who was at the forefront of anti-government protests in Egypt, has been repeatedly imprisoned since 2014 and is currently serving a five-year sentence for ‘spreading fake news’.

How Egypt is shutting African climate activists out of COP27

This year’s COP27 in Egypt has prompted more advocacy than ever for inclusive and fair negotiations about climate justice, the disproportionate impact of environmental damage, and reparations to the most vulnerable communities.

Not just Alaa: 21 political prisoners also languishing in Egypt’s prisons

The annual UN climate summit, Cop27, currently being held in Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh, has been overshadowed by calls to release the country’s political prisoners, with a focus on the hunger-striking British-Egyptian detainee Alaa Abd el-Fattah.