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Review: Columns attack Brotherhood’s electronic militias and slow decision-making processes

Writers explored an assortment of political topics in Egyptian newspapers. Some have debated the issue of the electronic militias of the Muslim Brotherhood, and others have denounced Morsi’s slow pace in making urgent decisions.   The failure of the electronic militias Mohamed Salmawi Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper Salmawi speaks about the groups belonging to the Muslim …

Daily News Egypt

From the other side: The issue of the civil society is a different story

In Mid-March of 2011, 60 civil society organisations submitted a draft law pertaining to the work of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) under then Prime Minister Essam Sharaf, while Dr Gouda Abdul Khaleq was in charge of the ministry of social solidarity. They waited for a date for a discussion of the new law, which included protecting …

Gamal Eid

Government considers raising tap water prices in tourist and industrial areas

By Mohamed Salah Abdel Kawy Khalifa, the minister for public utilities, declared during the inauguration of Al-Rawda water plant that the government plans to raise consumer tap water prices, especially in tourist areas and industrial establishments. According to the minister, the increase is necessary in light of the budget deficit suffered by the Holding Company …

Daily News Egypt

Islamists to meet with Saleh to discuss Sukuk Law

Members of prominent Islamist parties are set to meet with Minister of Investment Ossama Saleh next Monday to discuss the possibility of introducing Islamic debt guidelines. “This meeting is mainly to coordinate between political parties and the government to come up with a coherent legal framework in order to issue sukuk [Islamic bonds] in Egypt,” …

Islam Serour

Scratching the surface of the financial crisis

For several weeks now, state-run media has been depicting a somewhat rosy outlook on the economy. Government officials are downplaying the gravity of issues; prominent figures such as Hassan Malek spew comforting statements,citing the pending influx of foreign investment and loans from international financial lenders and governments. The IMF loan , which would shore-up the …

Mohamed El-Bahrawi