Dozens of American University in Cairo (AUC) students have staged several protests against the rise in tuition fees, echoing outcries by other Egyptians against the toll the deterioration of the Egyptian pound is taking on their lives.
Arabs frustrated by sinking economies, want reform: report
Citizens of the Arab world are becoming increasingly worried about their socioeconomic situation and feel their governments are not doing enough to improve living conditions and their economies, a study has found.
The Politics of Bread in Egypt
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine laid bare the stark vulnerabilities of the Middle East and North Africa’s reliance on imported grain. In Egypt, wheat imports make up roughly half the flour needed for its vast subsidized bread program—a fact that is an ongoing source of anxiety. Why is the Egyptian government …
61% of young Egyptians say climate concerns are a deterrent to having children
A recent study by GlobeScan has revealed that 61 per cent of young people in Egypt say that climate concerns are a deterrent to them having children.
Egypt: How ‘smart crops’ are used to mitigate effects of climate change
The past few years have been especially daunting for Abul Mahasen Mohamed, a farmer from the Nile Delta province of Menoufiya.
Hijab-wearing women ‘face discrimination’ in Egypt
A BBC Arabic investigation revealed that women wearing the hijab are being discriminated against in Egypt.
Egypt: Sisi’s move to grant military graduates civilian degrees baffles academics
Academics in Egypt have been left scratching their heads after a decision by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to grant civilian scientific degrees to students of military colleges.
Who controls Egypt’s religious institutions? How the top of the executive, security apparatus loom over the 3 institutional houses of Islam
Mokhtar Gomaa, the endowments minister and longest serving Cabinet member, raised eyebrows at his ministry in May, when he asked his aides to prepare a list of properties that could be attractive to foreign investors to help the state generate money, according to a source at the ministry.
Emergency court hands researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy 3 years’ jail time
Researcher Ahmed Samir Santawy was sentenced on Monday to three years in prison in a retrial on charges of publishing false news, lawyer Ahmed Ragheb told Mada Masr.
US calls for probe of Egyptian economist’s death ‘without delay’, after Cairo closes case
The US State Department on Tuesday reiterated a call for Egypt to conduct an “investigation without delay” into the death of economist Ayman Hadhoud, after an Egyptian court upheld a decision to close his case.