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Bread is a politically-explosive issue in Egypt – failure to deliver it at an affordable price has triggered major riots in the past and the government wants to boost its storage capacity to reduce its reliance on international markets.
The following is the second of a two part article by the Arab Reform Initiative, an independent research network, concerning the 2014 constitution’s treatment of human rights and the separation of powers in the government. The first part, published yesterday, addressed the constitution’s articles concerning the military and security apparatus. The second part, below, deals …
Sisi offers the hope of relief from three years of political turmoil that began with the Arab Spring uprising, even though he was the man who toppled Egypt’s first freely-elected president, Islamist Mohamed Morsi.
Changes made in the Egypt’s second army and Southern Military District
Nearly 45% of Egyptians have not decided yet who to elect if the presidential elections were to be held tomorrow
Nasserist candidate Hamdeen Sabahy reaffirms candidacy, Anan bows out
Defence minister overseeing final stages of military exercises and meeting officials
Reuters – Egyptian shares rose on Tuesday after an unconfirmed media report suggested defence minister Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi would soon launch his bid for the presidency, while Qatar took a hit as heavyweight Industries Qatar traded ex-dividend. Egypt’s Al Shorouk newspaper reported Sisi would officially announce his resignation from his current post on March 17; it …
The construction company said on Sunday that it had agreed with the Egyptian army to build the homes at 13 locations around the country on land provided free by the armed forces, which own a large amount of financial assets and real estate.
Army to cooperate with Emirati construction company Arabtec to supply units over period of five years
Sisi is seen by his supporters as a strong hand who can stabilise Egypt following three years of unrest ignited by the 2011 uprising that toppled longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.
Former cabinet criticised for overemphasising security, neglecting economy
By James M. Dorsey An Egyptian government initiative to build more than a thousand new football pitches to “keep youth off the streets” against the backdrop of a rising number of clashes between fans and security forces and a likely extension and expansion of the ban on spectators attending matches highlights the opportunities and threats …
Reuters – Egypt’s bourse retreated because of uncertainty over the timing of a hoped-for presidential bid by Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. An official government source said Sisi would keep his post as defence minister in a new government that is being formed after the old one unexpectedly resigned on Monday. Mohamed Radwan, director of …
Sheikh Sabah Hamad Sabah met with high-level officials to stress cooperation, investments
Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has exactly the same reason to run and not run for Egypt’s president: he could win
The 59-year-old Egyptian field marshal has not actually declared his presidential ambitions but is overwhelmingly predicted to run in elections
“It’s a very responsible decision,” Putin said
Army chief Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi meets top Russian officials on Thursday to negotiate a US$2-billion arms deal
Tamarod announces support for Al-Sisi, Al-Tayar Al-Shaaby supports Sabahy
Kuwait newspaper Al-Seyassah ran an interview with Sisi on Thursday in which he was quoted as saying he would run in the presidential election
Bassem Youssef says involving the army in politics will be repeating the same experience with religion and the Muslim Brotherhood.
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Their return casts fresh doubts about the stumbling political transition in Egypt
Sentiment was also helped by Finance Minister Ahmed Galal saying the interim government would soon launch a second stimulus package of about the same size as the first one, EGP 30bn ($4.3bn).
The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said in a statement “the people’s trust in Sisi is a call that must be heeded as the free choice of the people”.
Egypt’s military rarely promotes senior officers to the rank of field marshal.
AFP – Egypt’s top army command discussed a possible presidential bid by army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi at a meeting on Monday, state media reported. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces “is meeting to discuss developments on the security front, especially in northern Sinai, in addition to looking into other matters including the peoples’ …
DNE interviews Middle East and North Africa Program Coordinator at Committee to Protect Journalists
Interim president Adly Mansour issued a presidential decree promoting General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, minister of defence, to the rank of field marshal