Reports

Has Egypt lost Libya? 

July 11, 2019 Once General Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was stable at the head of power in Egypt, another general emerged in Libya. Khalifa Haftar has announced his intention to overthrow those he describes as Islamists in the Libyan government. Since…

Al-Sisi and Sudan SCAF at crossroads

Mohammed Al-BatawyJuly 10, 2019 African mediation finally breathed a sigh of relief at the agreement between the Forces of Freedom and Change in Sudan and the Transitional Military Council on a transitional period of 39 months until a full civilian…

Hidden political goals: why US military aid to Egypt is immune to scrutiny

Mohammed Al-BatawyJuly 10, 2019 A President has gone. Human rights conditions have worsened. Political conditions have deteriorated. US military aid to Egypt is immune to the scrutiny the media thinks it is subject to. Military aid to Egypt amounts to…

The Egypt Football Association resignations: accountability is always late in Cairo

Mohammed al-BatawyJuly 8, 2019 Immediately after the match between Egypt and South Africa, which resulted in the exit of the Egyptian team from the African Cup of Nations, reports circulated demanding that members of the Egyptian Football Association be banned…

When Egypt compares global fuel prices there is no mention of income

Mohammed Al-Batawy July 8, 2019 Once the Egyptian government announced its decision to increase the price of fuel, the media loyal to the Egyptian regime began to justify those increases and compare them with global fuel prices, especially in Europe…

Egypt in a week: new loans, military satellite receiver, price increases

Ahmed GamalJuly 8, 2019 The Secretary General of the Peasants Syndicate is set to announce a quick plan to control prices in the Egyptian market within hours, and has told Al-Masry Al-Youm: “If the price of tomatoes increase, we will…

Accountability for sexual harassment is absent in Egypt

Mohammed Al-BatawyJuly 7, 2019 The Egyptian player Amr Warda was not absent for long after the Egyptian Football Federation (FAF) quickly reversed its decision to exclude him from the Egyptian national football team after the sexual harassment scandal. The federation…

Is the Egyptian real estate bubble about to explode?

July 5, 2019 On April 1, the prominent Egyptian businessman Naguib Sawiris said that the demand for real estate in Egypt is nearly ten times the supply. Such a statement seems strange at first glance, as most experts expect a…

Everything you need to know about the comprehensive health insurance system

July 5, 2019 In Port Said Governorate the first stage of the comprehensive health insurance system has been initiated as a pilot for two months starting from July 1 to September 1. The Ministry of Health has prepared seven hospitals…

Abdel Fotouh takes scant breaths within the four walls of his cell

Ahmed GamalJuly 4, 2019 The prominent political opponent and former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh talked to Al Jazeera in February 2018 to express his own perspective on Egypt after state media closed off all forms of expression. The…