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Egyptian remittances amount to $4.6bn in Q4 2016: CBE

Total remittances sent home from Egyptians working abroad rose during the period between October and December 2016 by about $500m, reaching $4.6bn; compared to $4.1bn during the same period in 2015—a growth of 11.8%, according to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE). Remittances from abroad are considered one of the most important resources for foreign …

Hossam Mounir

Parliamentary elections runoff: same old, same old

Parliamentary runoff elections in the first 14 governorates witnessed almost the same problematic circumstances as last week’s, in terms of participation turnout and electoral violations. Egyptians abroad voted in runoff elections Monday and Tuesday, but according to Head of the Egyptians Abroad Union in Saudi Arabia Emam Youssef, voters turnout might have been even lower in …

Amira El-Fekki

Egyptian women participate in Bush fellowship

By Jamie Stengle / AP DALLAS: A yearlong fellowship program that aims to help women in the Middle East hone their leadership skills and build a network of support has been launched by former President George W. Bush’s policy institute. Charity Wallace, director of the women’s initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, said the goal …

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