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Op-ed review: national development projects, Palestine & opposition to US, sectarianism & citizenship

Saturday kicked the week off with the inauguration and launch of developmental projects by the armed forces in the Suez Canal, including tunnels and bridges to facilitate access to Sinai. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi attended a ceremony Saturday for the occasion. In the privately-owned Al-Masry Al-Youm, several pieces reflected on the event. Newspaper Chairperson Mohamed …

Amira El-Fekki

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Opposition to 11/11 protests continues

Al-Dostour party rejected the ongoing  calls for protests on 11 November in a statement released on Tuesday, calling them anonymously backed and condemning them for increasing tension in the political scene. The party described the calls as “lacking any political vision or an alternative that can extract the country from its problems”. Though the party …

Daily News Egypt

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Russian opposition activists get creative

As traditional protests become increasingly difficult in Russia, one group of activists has found its own way of voicing dissent. The “Silent Protest” movement has made demonstrating part of an everyday routine.

Deutsche Welle

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Montenegro’s fractious opposition takes to the streets

Around 3,000 people protested in Podgorica against the government of Milo Dukanovic. They are convinced that there voices on the streets are louder than their ballots, reports Nemanja Rujević. “Milo, you thief,” chant the crowd in the Republic Square in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica. Then a speaker says the word “thief” is too weak to …

Deutsche Welle

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Egyptian elections to yield president-friendly parliament

Egyptian elections will give the country its first elected parliament in over three years. President el-Sissi’s supporters called the vote free and open, but critics said electoral laws suppress political opposition. As Egyptians head to the polls on Sunday to elect the first parliament since then-army general and now President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi el-Sissi led the …

Deutsche Welle

Burundi opposition leader wins top position in National Assembly

In a surprise vote, Burundian opposition leader Agathon Rwasa was voted in as deputy speaker in the National Assembly despite being one of the main voices condemning the recent elections. The vote came just a week after President Pierre Nkurunziza won a controversial third term. His win followed months of violent protests, much of it …

Deutsche Welle