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Political Islam and Democracy Crisis in North Africa

When the news circulated that Morocco’s leading political group, the Development and Justice Party (PJD), had been trounced in the latest elections held in September, official media mouthpieces in Egypt celebrated the news as if the PJD’s defeat was, in itself, a blow to the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood movement. Regionally, …

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Egyptian court renews detention of ailing former presidential candidate

A court in Egypt has renewed the detention of former presidential candidate Abdul Monem Aboul Fotouh for 45 days on charges of “broadcasting and spreading false news and information” as well as “misuse of a social media platform” and “aiding a terrorist organisation”.

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Egypt’s new rights image met with skepticism in DC

After launching a new human rights strategy in response to years of stern rebuke from international organizations and governments as well as shifting geopolitical dynamics, Egypt and one of the key members of its public-facing “dialogue team” took their message to the heart of criticism: Washington DC.

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