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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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Egyptian representative to UN addresses human rights concerns

  /  March 11, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Walid Mahmoud Abdel Nasser says Egypt determined to build democratic institutions, protect human rights

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Citizens facing trials to be restricted from exercising political rights

  /  March 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

State Council amending political rights law

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NGO criticises prosecution of Shi’a

  /  March 1, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights said it is deeply concerned by a recent court sentencing of a Shi’a citizen to five years in prison

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Libyans vote for constitution body amid bombs, tensions

  /  February 20, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  4 Comments

Polling stations opened across most of Libya, although they stayed closed in Derna after gunmen forced one voting centre to shut

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A constitution not worth its ink

  /  February 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /  6 Comments

Since the new constitution passed, I have been flooded with emails and meetings from foreign journalists, lawyers, rights advocates and what have you, asking the same question: Isn’t the newly passed constitution better in preserving read the rest…

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Al-Nour Party lists challenges for next president

  /  February 10, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

The Islamist party says it will not field a presidential candidate and will evaluate nominees based on a number of criteria

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Police campaign to arrest juveniles yields positive results: Interior ministry

  /  February 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Detentions have been made to combat human trafficking, child labour and juveniles at risk

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Foreign ministry rejects European Parliament resolution

  /  February 8, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says it does not accept interference in Egyptian judicial affairs

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Limited cabinet reshuffle imminent: PM

  /  February 5, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

El-Beblawi says defence minister seat may be vacant, alluding to Al-Sisi’s possible presidential candidacy

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Next president will need popular support to make difficult decisions: Mansour

  /  February 3, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  2 Comments

Interim President Adly Mansour expresses doubt that reconciliation with the Muslim Brotherhood will occur

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Minister of Finance prepares for new constitution’s implementation

  /  February 1, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Ahmed Galal forms a committee to be tasked with reviewing the financial regulations and economic articles of the new constitution

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Presidency amends military judiciary law

  /  January 30, 2014  /  Politics  /  1 Comment

Military judiciary subject to new measures resulting in closer resemblance to civilian judiciary

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Tunisia parliament approves new cabinet line-up

  /  January 29, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

The line-up was only agreed after weeks of horse-trading and will replace the government led by the Islamist Ennahda party, which accepted last year to step down as part of deal to end a crippling political crisis.

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Presidential election preparations underway

  /  January 27, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Committee tasked with holding elections meets with three ministries

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Tunisia leaders sign new constitution

  /  January 27, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

Marzouki was the first to sign the charter which the national assembly adopted by an overwhelming majority in an overnight session.

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Tunisia gets new constitution and caretaker cabinet

  /  January 27, 2014  /  Politics, Region  /  No Comments

The prime minister named a caretaker cabinet tasked with organising fresh polls

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Presidential elections first: Mansour

  /  January 26, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Interim President Adly Mansour says prosecution will review cases of detainees under investigation

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Foreign minister chides international media

  /  January 21, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Fahmy considers referendum a major achievement for democratic process in Egypt

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The illusion of change

  /  January 20, 2014  /  Opinion  /  4 Comments

A new era has begun in Egypt: an era of stability and security, of safety and justice, of rights and freedoms, of women’s rights, children’s rights and rights for the disabled. An era of democracy read the rest…

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Consequences

  /  January 20, 2014  /  Opinion  /  No Comments

So, the constitutional referendum, as expected, has passed with flying colours. Official results cite a turn out that’s over 20 million people who voted Yes for the constitution by 98%. It is again worth noting read the rest…

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EU ministers discuss post-referendum Egypt

  /  January 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  1 Comment

Foreign ministers congratulate Egyptians on referendum but express concerns over political climate

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Brotherhood and FJP allege referendum was rigged

  /  January 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

Al-Nour Party praises turnout and calls for unity

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US congressional delegation ends two-day visit to Egypt

  /  January 20, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  9 Comments

Delegation met with civic, religious leaders during “routine visit”

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L’okacha

  /  January 19, 2014  /  Politics  /  No Comments

  Amro Okacha “ aka L’okacha” was born and raised in Cairo. He was raised in the realm of Nubian morals and traditions. He discovered drawing at 17. He is a graduate of the Higher read the rest…

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Tunisia’s promising new constitution

  /  January 19, 2014  /  Opinion  /  2 Comments

The emerging Tunisian constitution is profoundly encouraging on multiple fronts, especially equal rights

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Egypt’s markets see unexpected drop

  /  January 19, 2014  /  Business  /  1 Comment

Stock indices register a slump for second working day since constitutional referendum, after hitting three-year high last week

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Referendum results elicit vastly different reactions in Egypt

  /  January 19, 2014  /  Egypt, Politics  /  No Comments

In a landslide vote, the constitution was approved by 98.1 % of voters

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Egyptian economists largely bullish on new constitution

  /  January 19, 2014  /  Business  /  No Comments

Analysts highlight social rights guarantees in the constitution

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