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Poverty: the dark side of the American empire

If we have learned anything from this last presidential election, it is that poverty continues to be a concept ignored by president-elect Donald Trump and by United States politicians. Although both avoid using the word like a naked man avoids a poisonous snake, poverty is integral to the current reality of the US socio-political landscape. …

Cesar Chelala

Government policies increase poverty, future for the poor seems bleak: expert

Poverty in Egypt will increase throughout the year, as the government did not use the incoming foreign currency to create jobs, according to Aliaa Mamdouh, a former economist at CI Capital Investment Bank. The current economic and social conditions in Egypt are projected to increase the poverty rate in the coming years. The government appears …

Hisham Salah

Poverty rate rises while solutions are lacking, low-income citizens in Upper Egypt, Sinai most affected: experts

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) announced that the percentage of the population under the poverty line jumped from 26.3% in 2012/2013 to 27.8% in 2014/2015. With every price increase the government announces, low-income citizens in Egypt are greatly harmed and left wondering how to deal with the increasing challenges present in …

Daily News Egypt

Most millionaires now in Asia: report

While poverty is on the rise in many regions of the world, there’s massive wealth at the other end of the scale, a fresh report by the consultancy Capgemini has shown. The number of millionaires is growing steadily.

Deutsche Welle

If education is the cure for poverty, then how do we make the antidote?

  Brad L. Brasseur explores the current problems in creating good education for the socio-economically disadvantaged in developing nations and looks at some of the solutions. The United Nations recently claimed that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that focused on primary education increased global enrolment from 83% to 91%. Despite these gains, today it is …

Brad L. Brasseur

Pope focuses minds on poverty: Now it’s time to change approach

Just coming out of the Assembly Hall at the UN headquarters in New York, and the excitement about the Pope’s address is palpable. He talked to leaders from around the world who are here to sign off on the new development goals that will replace the Millennium Development Goals. It was great and appropriate that …

Daily News Egypt

On the verge of a new war

The poor, Mr. President, have waited a long for someone to perceive them with sympathy, and to pull them up above the poverty line, so are you up for this?

Emad El-Sayed