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Egypt’s immigration, endowments ministries cooperate in fight against illegal immigration

As a part of the Survival Ships initiative that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi had launched to combat illegal immigration in December 2019, Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram and Minister for Religious Endowments Mokhtar Gomaa signed a cooperation protocol Oct. 26. The protocol is designed to …

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Strangling Civil Society

Egyptian civil society activists are wondering what will come of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi’s November 2018 promise to amend the country’s controversial law on nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). Dialogues between Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali and a selection of the country’s more than 40,000 NGOs took place in late December and …

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New Egyptian panel will defend government, not human rights

Egypt will convene a committee next month tasked with responding to, and trying to counter, claims of human rights abuses against the often-accused country.

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