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Privilege and Suffering: Intersectionality as a Tool to Understand Women’s Struggles in Egypt

Egyptian women are engaged in endless battles that surface on all levels of society: From a wave of arrests of young women on TikTok to constant discussion around the dangers of sexual harassment in its various forms, one cannot help but think that to be a woman in Egypt means …

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Egypt is targeting ‘evil people’ instead of fighting Covid-19

These days, if you go walking in the “well-guarded city” – the “Al-Mahrusa” as Cairo has been dubbed – after 8pm, you will see only policemen patrolling the empty streets, enforcing the exceptional rules laid down by the government to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

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Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over coronavirus outbreak

A doctor arrested after writing an article about Egypt’s fragile health system. A pharmacist picked up from work after posting online about a shortage of protective gear. An editor taken from his home after questioning official coronavirus figures. A pregnant doctor arrested after a colleague used her phone to report …

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Cairo marks anniversary of revolution by jailing journalists

Two militants who allegedly had been plotting terror attacks were killed in an exchange of gunfire with security forces in the Jalbana area of North Sinai June 30. The Egyptian news reports quoted a statement by the Interior Ministry that weapons and ammunition were seized during a police raid that “thwarted terrorist attacks planned to coincide …

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