Latest in Tag: Al-sisi Highlight

Latest in Tag: Al-sisi

What if we all voted?

Last week, I closely followed, in a combination of shock, sarcasm and cynicism, the parliamentary elections participation rate frenzy. The low rates of participation were neither shocking nor surprising, but the amount of justification and propaganda that surrounded those rates was frightful. The fact that mass media, whether private or state owned, became a platform …

Ziad A. Akl

Al-Sisi’s blindside

A safe car journey often begins with adjusting the driver’s mirrors enabling him to better watch the road. However, in autocratic countries, driving rulers tend to adjust their mirrors to look at themselves rather than watching the road – a behaviour that might eventually lead to accident. Egypt, under Al-Sisi’s regime, is certainly keeping a …

Mohammed Nosseir

Ministerial changes and mechanisms of change in the family of 1952

The cabinet of Sherif Ismail, which was appointed in September 2015, less than three months before the parliamentary elections, is the fourth ministry in the era of Al-Sisi, which practically began during the cabinet of Hazem El-Beblawi. Ismail’s ministry is the tenth since the 25 January Revolution, and the fall of Mubarak. Here, we will …

Farid Zahran

Semanur Karaman

Yara and Sanaa are out, now release the rest!

23 September 2015 will be a day to remember for activists in Egypt and across the globe. It all began on the afternoon of this day, when we started hearing rumours of a pardon for Egypt’s political prisoners to be issued by Al-Sisi. Subsequently, several national and regional media sources confirmed that Al-Sisi pardoned 100 …

Daily News Egypt

Prisoner release draws attention to anti-terrorism laws

Wednesday’s pardon of 100 prisoners by Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi is drawing mixed reactions from around the world, even as it focuses renewed attention on the controversial anti-terrorism laws under which some of the released prisoners had been held. The human rights group Amnesty International hailed the announcement of the prisoner release as “welcome news” …

Daily News Egypt