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Op-ed review: Reflections on economic effects on people

Last week, President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi held a conference which included sessions to debate current issues on top of which came economic burdens, just a few days after a sudden increase in metro ticket prices that sparked criticism among citizens. Op-eds analysed different aspects of that conference. In state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram, Makram Mohamed Ahmed supported …

Amira El-Fekki

Op-ed review: Writers support Palestinian people

The editor-in-chief of privately-owned newspaper Al-Shorouk, Emad El-Din Hussein, commented on Arab countries’ stance towards the recent US embassy opening in Jerusalem, saying news outlets reported an “Arab boycott” of the event, as though Arab leaders were initially supposed to attend and making it sound like a victory that they did not. Hussein wrote that …

Amira El-Fekki

Shoukry arrives in Addis Ababa to attend second nine-party meeting on GERD

Egypt’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shoukry arrived in Addis Ababa on Tuesday to attend the second nine-party meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), being held to resolve disagreements regarding technical reports. The meeting will be attended by the foreign and irrigation ministers and intelligence chiefs of Egypt, Sudan, and Ethiopia to follow …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Nakba Day and the unquestionable right to return

Palestinian people living under Israeli occupation might go back and forth about their living conditions; they could protest arbitrary measures at times or submit to force in others, they would voice abuses they suffer from or bear the violence, they would go around in discussions on their political leaders and their cause, but one thing …

Amira El-Fekki

Op-ed review: Egypt’s economic reform impacts, political future pressurised

As a number of writers continue to comment on the Iranian-Israeli conflict, many focused on local affairs, especially economic ones, amid the new increase in metro ticket prices. Emad El-Din Hussein, editor-in-chief of the privately-owned Al-Shorouk newspaper, was almost the only writer to pick up the metro tickets issue. He presented both the government’s argument …

Amira El-Fekki

Egypt launches initiative to establish scientific city at an initial cost of EGP 12bn

Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Khaled Abdel Ghafar, and Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil inaugurated on Saturday evening the FUSION initiative, which aims to develop Egyptian industry and qualify a new generation of creative graduates and entrepreneurs to advance the Egyptian economy. FUSION is an initiative launched by the Faculty of …

Nihal Samir

New metro ticket prices stirs controversy, raises discontent among commuters

The abrupt decision to hike the Cairo metro ticket prices up to 250%, stirred controversy between Egyptians, as many felt discontent with the increases, adding additional burden to the already high living costs, following the government economic measures implemented in the last two years, including energy subsidy cuts and tax raises, due to a $12bn …

Fatma Lotfi

USAID, Ministry of Health launch family planning programme

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sherry F Carlin joined Minister of Health and Population Ahmed Emad El-Dein to launch a new programme to strengthen Egypt’s family planning in response to the country’s rapid population growth. A Saturday press statement from the US Embassy in Egypt said the programme comes in response to …

Hagar Omran