Following the ministry’s decision, 29 NGOs responded through a joint statement announcing their rejection of the law, as it “allows the administrative authority to severely interfere with the NGOs’ affairs, objecting and cancelling their decisions, and ignoring their independence”.
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The Lifestyle pages in 2013 were filled with stories about health, fashion, jewellery, food, wellness and green initiatives, to name but a few. We went to new restaurants to try out the food, investigated hosting a colony of bees on our roof, found out what roller derby is and shared an abundance of tasty recipes with you. Here is a sample of our favourites of 2013.
The Art&Culture scene went through a few difficult phases in 2013 but managed to survive and even flourish. Music, contemporary dance, photography, festivals and exhibitions, regardless, despite or because of the restrictions the political climate and reality imposed, artists everywhere used their talent to chronicle the times we lived in.
While society was divided along stricter lines in the past year, artists in Egypt found inspiration in the differences and the diversity in their work made for a year filled with art that moved, surprised and made us think. Here are some of our highlights of 2013.
Read Daily News Egypt’s review of 2013
As the year comes to an end, we list the columns our readers enjoyed the most.
Strikes were the second most common with 558 strikes, or 22.4% of the total.
No official statistics for the death toll of university students who died during political events currently exists.
Another turbulent year that saw a major shift in Egypt’s foreign policy following the ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July.
Lawyer Gamal Eid, director of the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, said that human rights conditions have been “deteriorating” throughout the year.
The total number of accidents in Cairo and on travel roads in 2013 is 13,957 with a 24% increase from 2012
52%: Voter turnout in the second round of Egypt’s presidential elections 2012, compared to 46.4% in the first round. Source: The Official Website of the Presidential Elections Committee 2012. 6%: Percentage of the villages in Egypt which have sanitation systems. Source: The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) 43%: Percentage of Egyptian females who …
The Daily News Egypt takes a look at the positions of prominent parties in both years.
DNE’s timeline of 2013 key events
Egypt 2012 wrap
Daily News Egypt tests your political and social awareness in 2012. Don’t worry, we also provide the answers to the pop quiz
Political parties emerged, coalitions formed and dissolved, and more were formed as the year passed
2011 was a busy year, with over 1,300 labour protests held. The frustrated workers continued to take to the streets in 2012.
For the past two years whoever has been in power in Egypt has taken it upon themselves to issue constitutional decrees in order to right the wrongs of previous decrees. Predictably, this plunged the country into constitutional chaos.
Daily News Egypt takes a look at Cairo’s most dangerous roads in 2012
Violations of the Ministry of Interior were a catalysts for the 25 January Revolution. However, activists’ hope for real change in the ministry during 2012 have been crushed.
Daily News Egypt points out the similarities and differences between President Mohamed Morsy and the Supreme Council of Armed Forces
Daily News Egypt reviews 2012’s most important events on the Egyptian political scene
A serious analysis of the ins and outs of the political alliances and coalitions that will contest the upcoming parliamentary elections