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Review: Assiut’s chidren memorialised in columns

Although the Assiut incident that left 52 children dead occurred several days ago, many columnists are still transfixed by the tragedy, its consequences and which institution is most to blame.   The spilled blood is the president’s responsibility Mohamed Essmat Al-Shorouk newspaper It is unfair to put the full blame on the former Minister of …

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Review: Columnists amplify criticism of Morsy’s Assiut speech

President Mohamed Morsy’s Assiut speech continues to occupy opinion writers in Egypt. Several writers analyse his intention to ask for more money for his Nahda (renaissance) project. Commentators scrutinise Morsy’s meetings with ex-rivals to discuss corruption and social justice.   The president’s job is to implement, not threaten Emad Al-Din Hussein Al-Shorouk Hussein discussed President …

Daily News Egypt

Assiut villagers, civil servants protest corruption

By AP ASSIUT: Villagers in southern Egypt blocked a highway with burning tires and set fire to three government buildings Sunday to protest official corruption, witnesses said. Also in Assiut province, hundreds of civil servants went on strike for better living conditions, saying senior officials are distributing social benefits unfairly. Protesters in the area also …


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