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Best novels at Goodreads Choice Awards

Here are the books that were selected as the best books of 2014, according to an online poll by Goodreads, an online platform for readers to communicate through rating, writing reviews and participating in discussion boards.

Nada Deyaa’

Egypt’s year in review 2014

With investor confidence growing, Egypt is looking forward to a sizeable boost to its economic performance in 2015. A peaceful conclusion to presidential elections in June, along with slowing inflationary pressures, a slew of crucial fiscal reforms and rallies on both the EGX [Egyptian Stock Exchange] and in the tourism sector, have helped pave the …

Daily News Egypt

Year End 2014: The people’s demands for 2015

Over the past weeks, Daily News Egypt has interviewed Egyptians from all walks of life and is reporting their expectations and demands for the year 2015, in an effort to contribute to an open debate about the challenges the country is facing. This special issue comes at a critical time. Since the ousting of Islamist …

Federico Manfredi

Year End 2014: The economic rollercoaster

The past year witnessed political instabilities that reflected significantly on the Egyptian economy. Although 2014 had a rough kick start economically, some analysts have dubbed the year the best since the 25 January Revolution. With a newly elected president, who made many promises during his election campaign, many financial and legislative decisions were taken to …

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In Pictures: Egypt votes… again

  AFP – Amid heavy security, Egyptians voted for a new president Monday in an election expected to sweep to power ex-army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. The two-day election is the first since the frontrunner Al-Sisi deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July, a move that unleashed the bloodiest violence in Egypt’s recent …

Daily News Egypt

Out of the shadows: Young players set to shine at 2014 World Cup

In less than a month, all eyes across the globe will be on Brazil for the World Cup. Every four years, football addicts worldwide share new tactics, squad lists, expectations and hopes. Amid all the obvious gems, it’s worth searching for those young players who might not yet have the crown of stardom around their …

Fady Ashraf

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

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. The first part, published yesterday, addressed the constitution’s articles concerning the military and security apparatus. The second part, below, deals …

Daily News Egypt

The 2014 Egyptian Constitution:Without accountability, checks or balances

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. The first part, below, addresses the constitution’s articles concerning the military and security apparatus. The second part, dealing with the …

Daily News Egypt

What’s for Egypt to celebrate?

By Alessandra Bajec This Saturday, thousands took to Egypt’s streets to mark the anniversary of the 25 January 2011 uprising that led to the ouster of former President Mubarak. Against a backdrop of fireworks, chants, helicopters hovering over Cairo, as much as killings, arrests and detention of dissenting voices. While small pro-army crowds scattered around …

Daily News Egypt

Happy New Year

2014 is only one week old and so far it has not delivered on the implicit promise that a new year supposedly holds.

Adel Heine