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Amid tensions court postpones flashpoint cases

The Administrative Judiciary Court of the State Council postponed a slew of cases which included calls for reversals of the dissolution of the People’s Assembly, a reversal of President Mohamed Morsy’s decision to reinstate it, and new demands for the dissolution of Shura Council and the Constituent Assembly. The court will resume its proceedings on …

Ahmed Aboulenein

New rules governing NILEX mentoring companies

Mohamed Omran, Chairman of the Egyptian Stock Exchange, issued a decision for rules governing mentoring companies for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The decision included rules for mentoring as well as measures to be taken in the case of violations. The first article of the decision obligated companies wishing to offer mentoring services to …

Daily News Egypt

MPs back for only minutes, crowds gather at gates

On the first day of President Mohamed Morsy’s reinstated parliament, hundreds of people crowded the gates as parliamentarians came and went.  They were a deeply divided group, with around 200 Morsy supporters camped immediately outside the entrance, while another 40 who opposed the decision stood across the street bitterly looking on. Some politicians drove through …

Connor Molloy

Shura Council report cites corruption as main cause of growing debt

The Shura Council’s Economic and Financial Affairs Committee is citing widespread corruption within the state as the main reason for worsening public debt in a report that has created a firestorm since it was released. The report highlighted 65,000 instances of corruption in a single year as evidence of massive waste, with government agencies routinely …

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Shorouk City to offer 100 acres for bidding, starting 2013

By Badawy Shalaby Abdelmoteleb Mamdouh, head of the El-Shorouk City administration, announced that the city will make 100 acres available for investors at the beginning of next year. The land is suitable for all commercial or educational purposes. Mamdouh said that the plots will range from 8,400 square metres to five acres. The city will …

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EBDA seeks to raise EGP 11m to finance Kafa’a project

By Shaimaa Raouf Supporting the Egyptian economy, attracting investment, building human capital… These are the goals of the Egyptian Business Development Association (EBDA) and its professional training programme, according to Ahmed Seda, Director of Programmes for the Association. Seda said that Egyptian workers are not properly trained and thus not competitive with workers in other …

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Expectations of worldwide downturn in cotton production

By Inaam El-Adawy The Cotton Exporters’ Association predicts that worldwide cotton production will fall during the 2012-2013 season to 24.9 million tons. In a recent report, the Association attributed the decline in production to the fall of prices during the 2011- 2012 period, which will drive cotton farmers to reduce output this season. The study …

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The Sahel Awards

Our final award is won by the same competitor year after year, no matter how much trends change and no, it is still not okay to wear Crocs.

Ahmed Khalifa

Revolutionary youth coalition disbands

In the wake of President Mohamed Morsy’s official inauguration, The Coalition of the Youth of the Revolution on Saturday announced its dissolution, citing the president’s election as a turning point in the country’s history. Ziad El-Elaimy, a member of the executive office of the coalition, and a former member of parliament, said the organization had …

Rana Muhammad Taha

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie looks on under the group's logo during his first press conference in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

The unseen hand

He is described as the unseen hand of an incredibly hierarchal and rigid organization. The Muslim Brotherhood’s General Masul, the General Guide, Mohamed Badie is a man in the shadows, who some believe will have the last word.

Maryam Ishani

Liquid Park opens in Sahel

Some parts tempt you to test your skill to pass without losing your footing and fall in the water. Others are specifically designed to make the biggest splash you can.

Adel Heine

Recorded events signal a rise in protests

The Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social rights reported protest movements rose dramatically during the second half of June. A contentious presidential election seemed to account for the rise. The Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights recorded only 38 protests during the first half of the month, but 119 protests ended the month. Reasons …

Ahmed Aboulenein

Women of Egypt

They make up over half the population of Egypt. Their opinions are as diverse as their locations. They go to school. They work, either in a job or by taking care of their families. They are fierce in their beliefs. They differ in background and in levels of education. They proudly share one thing – they are the women of Egypt.

Adel Heine

Retired judges and their legacies

Farouk Sultan Court: Supreme Constitutional Court Positions: Chairman of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Chairman of the Presidential Elections Committee Famous for: Appointed by Hosni Mubarak, headed the PEC ex-officio as Chairman of the SCC, organised Egypt’s  first post-Mubarak presidential elections, disqualified Khairat El-Shater, Ayman Nour, Omar Suleiman and Hazem Salah Abo Ismail from the presidential …

Ahmed Aboulenein

So far yet so close

The Egyptian people are connected to their country in a way that supersedes patriotism – it seems to be an intrinsic part of their being. The country encompasses many different groups and their boundaries fluctuate depending on the matter at hand. Differences, be it geographical, social, economical or religious are clearly defined yet fade away in the face of the profound common denominator: being Egyptian. The Egyptians who have made their home abroad are a perfect example.

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