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Employees at Ministry of State for Administrative Development protest their marginalisation in the new cabinet

By Mohamed Fawzy Employees in the Ministry of State for Administrative Development (MSAD) organised a demonstration at the Ministry’s headquarters the day before yesterday to protest against their Ministry being overlooked in the new cabinet. Officials within the MSAD indicated that a meeting had been set between Dr Ashraf Abdel Wahab, the acting head of …

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PM requests daily report on the status of the national electrical grid

Prime Minister Dr Hesham Qandil has requested a daily report on the status of the nation’s electrical grid, in addition to estimates of consumption and production data. In its report to the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) said that of 218 power stations, 8 are currently suffer operational problems due to …

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Maher Hamoud

Editor’s letter: Morsy, the good brother

Theoretically speaking, we could argue that the one month President Mohamed Morsy has spent in office is not enough to judge his performance as Egypt’s first leader after the revolution. However, practically speaking, it seems enough. Given a few facts regarding Morsy’s attainment of the presidency, we can understand feelings of anger among the electorate, …

Maher Hamoud

At least think clean!

By Alya Essam Driving out of Cairo’s neighbourhood of Dokki last weekend, I saw a group of youthful girls and boys dressed up in yellow phosphoric coloured vests and latex gloves. A group was holding brooms, and the other was simply collecting piles of waste in the nearest green-coloured garbage bins. I mumbled and recalled …

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Sanitation, cabinet and transparency

Egyptian commentators continued to explore the national hygiene campaign initiated by President Morsy last weekend. Several opinion writers have attacked the move claiming it is never the role of Egyptian taxpayers to collect waste from streets. Other columnists have called upon Egyptians and political powers to allow a chance for the new government to prove …

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