Reports

The solo man state: how the general consolidated power

Basel Abdullah June 15, 2019 The French philosopher Montesquieu said that political freedom only exists in systems in which powers are separated, where each branch limits the power of the other. Any man with power tends to misuse it unless…

Egypt Sells Citizenship for $10,000 or rather Attracts Investments?

Mohammad Al BatawyJune 15, 2019 The National Defence and Security Committee of Egypt’s parliament passed a bill submitted by the government that allows the payment of $10,000 in exchange for an Egyptian citizenship. This project comes in times of successive…

On the Edge of Failure: Why “Tablet” Won’t Solve Education Crisis in Egypt

Mohamed RamadanCairo – June 1, 2019   For several days, crowds of grade 10 students have demonstrated against the reform plans of the Egyptian education minister Tarek Shawky. Police forces brutally cracked down their demonstrations and captured some of them…

Egypt’s first sovereign fund: Beyond the official statements

Mohammed RamadanJune 11, 2019 One year its first announcement, the Egyptian sovereign wealth fund has got itself an executive board, but is still without an executive manager. The sovereign wealth fund, named ‘Egypt Fund’, was created following legislation passed by…

Doctors’ emigration crisis and the government’s shortsighted vision

Kareem RaafatJune 11, 2019 On June 3, Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly held an important governmental meeting to discuss the country’s shortage of doctors and the means of solving it. Madbouly gave his recommendations to examine the exceptional graduation from medical…

Blood-immersed Hero 14: Is the security strategy in Sinai futile?

  Kareem RaafatJune 9, 2019 On the dawn of Wednesday, the first day of Eid Al Fitr, 8 policemen were killed after an ambush on the Hero 14 checkpoint, west of Arish in North Sinai. Five of the attackers were…

Who is paying the bill of economic reform?

  Basel AbdullahEgyWatch – June 8, 2019 Before the 2014 presidential elections, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in an interview that removing subsidies will never be an option, especially those of electricity and fuel; only once the people have become enriched…

‘Al-Akhbar’: Egyptian General Intelligence directs media and foreign affairs

  EgyWatch – June 10, 2019 Al-Akhbar Lebanese newspaper said that it has documents the Egyptian General Intelligence Service sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Media specifying the directives and warnings concerning the foreign files of seven Arab…

In Egypt, arrests out of season

Mohammad Al-BatawyEgyWatch – June 9, 2019Since the passing of the constitutional amendments in Egypt in April2019, the country has essentially entered a state of political stagnationwith no possibility of significant change until the forthcomingpresidential elections in 2024. The Egyptian opposition…

This is why Egypt won’t fight Iran with GCC

  EgyWatch – June 9, 2019 As an aftermath of the latest GCC-American escalation against Iran, Mohammedbin Zayed, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the de facto ruler of the UAE, madea surprise visit to Egypt on May 15,…