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Dutch youth debate Egypt issues, path to democracy

  /  April 22, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

The following articles are written by groups of Dutch students as part of a yearly event for students in their last year of high school. This year, they focused on finding solutions for a more stable Egypt, under the banner “Egypt: the road to democracy”

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All eyes on $1 trillion

  /  April 21, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report

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Egypt’s military economy: Money is power, power is money

  /  April 14, 2014  /  In Focus  /  8 Comments

Egypt’s military controls not only the political levers of power, but also the economic ones, and its involvement is getting even deeper

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Arab integration: A 21st century development imperative- Part III

  /  April 14, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

DNE publishes the third and final part of ESCWA’s Arab Integration Report: A 21st century development imperative

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Arab integration: A 21st century development imperative Part II

  /  April 14, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

DNE publishes the second part of ESCWA’s Arab Integration Report: A 21st century development imperative

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Breaking the glass ceiling: Women agricultural scientists

  /  April 14, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD) is turning things around for Africa’s female agriculturalists

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Syria’s cultural priorities

  /  April 1, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Culture as a major component of the Syrian transition

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EU-Africa summit: Investing in people, prosperity and peace

  /  March 30, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

Building on the spirit of their 2007 Joint Strategy, Africa and the European Union will discuss as equal partners how to deepen cooperation under these three areas.

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Big dreams for Rwanda’s ICT sector

  /  March 29, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Success story is grabbing global attention

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The 2014 Egyptian Constitution: Without accountability, checks or balances: Part II

  /  March 25, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

The following is the second of a two part article by the Arab Reform Initiative, an independent research network, concerning the 2014 constitution’s treatment of human rights and the separation of powers in the government. read the rest…

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The 2014 Egyptian Constitution:Without accountability, checks or balances

  /  March 24, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

The following is the first of a two part article by the Arab Reform Initiative, an independent research network, concerning the 2014 constitution’s treatment of human rights and the separation of powers in the government. read the rest…

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Gendering agriculture

  /  March 15, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Women spearhead efforts to feed the continent

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Part I : Arab integration: A 21st century development imperative

  /  March 9, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

“Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation”

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Equality for women and girls is progress for all: Lydia’s story

  /  March 8, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

By Sabine Pallas Each year on 8 March, the International Land Coalition (ILC) celebrates International Women’s Day. The theme for 2014 is ‘Equality for women is progress for all’. The story of one young woman read the rest…

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All eyes on $1tn

  /  March 1, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

African agribusiness is set for a huge leap, according to a World Bank report

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Boosting African farm yields

  /  February 23, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

By Michael Fleshman For tens of millions of people in rural Africa, life has gotten harder in recent years. Reliant on erratic rains, working exhausted soil and hobbled by decades of underinvestment and neglect, many read the rest…

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Young and behind bars

and   /  February 17, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

The Freedoms Committee in the Press Syndicate hosted a press conference on Sunday evening titled Freedom for the Brave. There, eleven youth groups signed a statement condemning the illegal detention of 22,000 people, many of read the rest…

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A messenger of peace and solidarity goes to Sahel

  /  February 15, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

For his four-country trip to the Sahel in November, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon adopted as his motto an African saying: “One hand cannot tie a bundle.” His guests agreed.

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‘I wanted to lie down and die’

  /  February 11, 2014  /  In Focus  /  3 Comments

New report by Human Rights Watch slams Egypt and Sudan in trafficking and torture of Eritreans

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The Sahel: One region, many crises

  /  February 10, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

By André-Michel Essoungou Africa’s Sahel region faces many complex and interconnected challenges. Here are some of the major ones, and how the United Nations is assisting the region in finding solutions.   The food crisis read the rest…

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Journalism in Egypt, a dangerous business

  /  January 26, 2014  /  In Focus  /  4 Comments

On Saturday, while thousands of Egyptians were celebrating the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution in Tahrir square, Daily News Egypt reporter Basil El-Dabh was experiencing a “citizen arrest” for recording the celebrations. The read the rest…

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Winter Bites Back

  /  January 12, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

                     

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A map to Egyptian universities’ indignation

  /  January 7, 2014  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

The scene of security forces storming into university campuses, arresting and injuring students, has turned repetitive as violence in Egyptian universities has escalated since the beginning of the school year in 2013.

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Egypt’s Christians pray for peace after months of unrest

  /  January 6, 2014  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt’s 86 million people and constitute the largest Christian community in the Middle East, have long complained of official discrimination and feared attacks by radical Islamists.

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The African tiger that leaped out of a cage to world leadership

  /  December 23, 2013  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Africa renewal first published this feature on the late South African Leader Nelson Mandela highlighting the renowned figure’s life and tribulations. In commemoration of the “African Tiger’s” exceptional life, Daily News Egypt is republishing this ode to a great man.

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Piracy in West Africa: A bumpy road to maritime security

  /  December 15, 2013  /  In Focus  /  32 Comments

Increase in maritime piracy in particularly West Africa is having a severe impact on countries in the region that are losing lives, property and revenues. Experts believe the situation could get out of control.

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Egypt’s new constitution: A comparative overview

  /  December 8, 2013  /  In Focus  /  4 Comments

On Sunday, 1 December, Egypt’s Constituent Assembly finished its task to amend the suspended constitution of 2012. The assembly handed over the draft to interim President Adly Mansour, who will in turn put it up for a public referendum in the upcoming weeks. Though praised and supported by its drafters, commentators and public figures, many voices are raising concerns regarding Egypt’s second constitution after 25 January. The Daily News Egypt now reviews some of the new constitutional amendments and compares them to the articles of the 2012 constitution.

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The weak, the strong and the boys: Female street children in Egypt

  /  November 27, 2013  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Children wearing dirty clothes and begging from pedestrians have become part of the daily impressions of the streets. With the rather recent increasing awareness, there are more and more debates about street children, how they live, what they need, what one should do when seeing them in the street. Girls are either pitied for not being able to conform to the gender norms, or despised for the exact same reason. Amira El Feky interviews a group of female street children, digging deeper into the different personalities and stories of those who take refuge in Egypt’s streets.

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The remains of Mohamed Mahmoud

and   /  November 19, 2013  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

The death toll of the 2011 Mohamed Mahmoud clashes was almost 50, making them the deadliest Egypt had witnessed at the time. Subsequent clashes on the one year anniversary of the violence saw at least two killed, including a 16 and a 15 year old. These words are being written on the eve of the second anniversary. No one really knows what will happen within a few hours, but the tensions are rising amid rival protests planned on the anniversary. As the Daily News Egypt looks in depth into which movements are calling for what this year, participants in the original 2011 clashes tell their story about an anniversary that has been rather stripped of what it stands for.

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Street children: Gender matters

  /  November 17, 2013  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Street children are mostly discussed as if they were a homogeneous group, as if they had no age or gender, although it is evident that the experiences of a 5-year old boy in the street strongly differ from those of a teenage girl. Street children are not ageless, and they are not genderless. They have different backgrounds and experiences, different problems and certainly, different needs. The difference in treatment between genders is a good place to start.

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