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Domestic hell: The plight of African workers in Egypt

  /  May 20, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

The majority of African domestic workers in Egypt have fled their home countries due to hardships, only to find more traumatising experiences in Egyptian households

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Capital punishment and the question of fair trials

  /  May 19, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Growing need for social dialogue in Egyptian society over capital punishment, says anthropology professor Reem Saad

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 ‘A child for sale’

  /  May 14, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

At least 5,500 children are missing since 2014, exposed to trafficking, rape and murder

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Wounds and medicines of Sinai

  /  May 12, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Analyst Khaled Okasha and Sinai activist Said Ateeq present an image closer to reality in the ‘neglected’ peninsula

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‘Renewing religious discourse’ becomes great concern

  /  May 10, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Religious institutions are engaged in war of ideologies to counter IS threat

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Tales from the Yemeni underground

  /  May 10, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

AUC students demonstrate to raise awareness about the Yemen humanitarian situation

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Why press freedom?

  /  May 3, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Voices from journalists worldwide on World Press Freedom Day

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Is Africa tiptoeing back onto the map?

  /  April 28, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Diplomats continuously emphasise the “depth of historical relations”, including President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during his speech in front of the Ethiopian parliament in March.

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Urban development project set to upgrade informal settlement of Istable Antar

  /  April 20, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Residents suffer from lack of services and medical care, and isolation from basic needs

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The ‘forgotten’ fishermen of Ezbet El-Borg

, and   /  April 14, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Government obstinacy against fishermen who warn that ‘in the upcoming years, Egyptians will not find fish to eat’

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The life and imprisonment of ‘terrorist’ Mohamed Soltan

  /  April 8, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

With Ministry of Interior officials treating him “like they were God” and negligence from the US government, Soltan has been on hunger strike for over 420 days

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Egypt’s new city: More questions than answers

  /  April 1, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

The multi-billion dollar new administrative hub started a debate among urban planners on the real price and revenue Egyptians are to make

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For years, journalists fought against restrictive laws and legislation

  /  March 30, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

10 June marks an important day in the history of the ‘battle for freedom’, says head of Press Syndicate

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United Arab Forces? A wish Al-Sisi may come to regret

  /  March 26, 2015  /  Egypt, In Focus, Politics  /  No Comments

After airstrikes by Arab nations hit their neighbours, can enough be sacrificed by regimes across the region for any kind of joint security?

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North Sinai residents’ daily suffering: Curfew, displacement, lack of access to services

  /  March 24, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

“Many innocents disappear following arbitrary arrests,” says Sinai-based politician

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Child marriage in Egypt: ‘I don’t know how old I am’

  /  March 22, 2015  /  In Focus, Politics  /  No Comments

Egyptian law sets marriage age for women at 16, however constitution define children as under 18

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Contesting traditions and poverty: Sohag women’s struggle

  /  March 18, 2015  /  In Focus, Society, Women of Egypt  /  No Comments

Health Ministry and UNFPA raise awareness on family planning in Sohag

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Journalists in ‘Rabaa Operations Room’ case forgotten

  /  March 15, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Defendants include 12 journalists and media workers involved in reporting August 2013’s events

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Germany’s arms exports to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE raise harrowing questions

  /  March 11, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

By Jonathan Moremi In a surprise move of transparency the German government has disclosed a list of all the arms exports from Germany since 2002. The socialist left party Die Linke had demanded to know read the rest…

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25 January: Revolution or Chaos?

  /  March 8, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

The state does not trust young people enough to let them lead, says activist

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Emir of Qatar: Politics, economy, soft power in American relations

  /  March 8, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

The timing of the visit was after the Qatari Minister of Finance announced pumping Qatari investments worth $35bn into the US within the next five years

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Al-Sisi refuses intervention amid Egyptian-Turkish turmoil

  /  March 1, 2015  /  In Focus  /  1 Comment

Turkey pressured for better relations with neighbouring countries, support for Muslim Brotherhood incorrect policy, according to Turkish politicians

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Egyptian parliament: To be or not to be?

  /  February 23, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Senior legal advisors say parliamentary law is unconstitutional

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The ‘executions judge’ Nagy Shehata

  /  February 16, 2015  /  In Focus  /  2 Comments

Meet the man behind the Al Jazeera, Operations Room and Cabinet Clashes cases

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Militant insurgency, curfew will restrict electoral process: Sinai political parties

and   /  February 14, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

When asked about how the current insurgency will affect the electoral process, Hasona added that it will have a negative effect on both the voters and the candidates. “In tribal communities, discussion sessions usually take place after sunset.

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Testimony of Air Defence Stadium killings: Romany Samir’s delay saved his life

  /  February 11, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

“Security deliberately let crowds suffocate, attacked them, sat back and watched. I was not searched and there were about 30,000 in the stadium,” says witness

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Black February: A new episode of the history of football stadium tragedies

  /  February 11, 2015  /  In Focus, Sports  /  No Comments

Sunday’s tragedy at Air Defence Stadium is second disaster for Zamalek fans after 1974, with Port Said massacre worst locally

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Mandate to counter terrorism broadened

  /  February 10, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Crackdown on wider segment of those affiliated with Islamists witnessed in 2014

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What Egypt and Russia want

  /  February 10, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Egyptian-Russian relations have been cold for around 40 years, but as Putin visits Egypt, the foreign policy game is changing for both countries

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Young politicians demand resignation of interior minister over repeated violence

  /  February 10, 2015  /  In Focus  /  No Comments

Why does the state keep fighting the young? they ask

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