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To stop terrorism, Egypt needs support and reconciliation

By Daniel Nisman When he is (eventually) elected to Egypt’s Presidency, former Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi knows the Everest of his policy goals will be restoring the country’s floundering economy. But before he can take on the monumental task of ensuring food and petrol stability to a largely impoverished country of over 85 million, Sisi …

Daily News Egypt

The Arab World’s options

By Marwan Muasher When the Arab awakening began in 2011, its primary goal should have been to advance pluralism and democracy – causes that were neglected in the Arab world’s first, anti-colonial awakening in the 20th century. But, after three years of struggle, the process has only just begun. Will the second Arab awakening finally …

Daily News Egypt

ICD boosting activity in Africa to widen Islamic finance appeal

Reuters – The private sector arm of the Jeddah-based Islamic Development Bank plans to increase its activities in Africa, part of plans to widen the appeal of Islamic finance across the region, its chief executive said. Established in 1999, the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) supports the economic development of …

Daily News Egypt

Tunisia looks to win back tourists with image makeover

The North African country hopes to welcome 7 million tourists this year, a slight increase on the 6.9 million who visited in 2010 before the revolution that ousted a decades-old dictatorship and unleashed outbreaks of Islamist violence that damaged Tunisia’s reputation.

Daily News Egypt

Dr. H.A. Hellyer

Ukraine is Egypt – well, not really

Egyptians know now what it was like to watch the Tahrir Square uprising in 2011 from outside of the country – because the same kind of media attention was recently projected on Ukraine. This country, which hasn’t been the subject of monthly breaking news for a while – let alone daily breaking news – has …

Dr H.A. Hellyer