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Will the new Investment Law launch Egypt’s investment recovery?

Egypt has recently enacted a new law on investment that amends the Egyptian investment law, with high hopes that such a new law increases the chances in restoring confidence in Egypt’s investment climate. An objective evaluation of the new law requires a neutral analysis of its strengths and weaknesses, taking into consideration the existing impediments …

Radwa Elsaman

The parliament and the Egyptian elite

I have never officially belonged to any political current. I never held a membership card for any political party, or even an NGO. I was, and still am, proud of being a journalist standing at an equal distance from all currents; I admire the behaviour of some and reject the behaviour of others. I was, …

Emad El-Sayed

Kimonos redefine trends in Egypt

According to the oldest rules of fashion worldwide, trends change every six months. However, the current decade has successfully created a much faster cycle, which is capable of introducing new trends every other week. Through this hectic and constant change, one trend managed to establish a true solid platform. The traditional Japanese garment, the Kimono, …

Nayera Yasser

Fascism Incorporated: Our fault

When the blood of the other becomes a fathomable reality, fascism is born. I remember well standing among thousands in front of the UN, on 30 June 2013, as we screamed atop our lungs against one dictator, but little did we know we would help usher in a decidedly more bloodthirsty one. All it took …

Amr Khalifa

Actor’s sister dies in blaze after refusing to leave cats

Far away from cinemas and drama, Egyptian actor Khaled Abo El-Naga never imagined he would come across a picture of his sister’s residence place on fire on Twitter, with a caption that read: If anyone knows who lives in this block on Mohamed Mazhar Street in #Zamalek, let them know. Most are empty for the …

Nada Deyaa’