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Hosting cities of 2019 AFCON: Port Said

The executive bodies in Port Said are in race against time to finish the preparations before hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in its 32nd edition at the Al-Masry Club Stadium. Egypt will be hosting the championship from 21 June to 19 July in five governorates, including Cairo, Alexandria, Ismailia, Suez, and Port …

Daily News Egypt

Mired in problems, Egypt’s president reaches out to Ultras

Best known for his brutal repression of critics, Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has invited the members of the Ultras, the militant anti-government football fans, to participate in the court proceedings related to a 2012 politically loaded football brawl in which 72 supporters of storied Cairo club Al-Ahly SC died. Al-Sisi’s invitation contrasted starkly with Al-Ahly’s …

James Dorsey

Review: Columnists criticise presidency and violence

Opinion writers have condemned the presidency for its passive reaction towards the violence that continues to take place in many Egyptian cities. Although President Mohamed Morsy has called for dialogue with a number of political figures after addressing the nation in a televised speech on Sunday evening, more than one writer has placed the full …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Unprecedented violence dominates columns

As Egyptians commemorated the second anniversary of the January 25 Revolution on Friday, violence erupted as protestors and security forces clashed. And on Saturday, more violence erupted after 21 defendants were sentenced to death in the Port Said football massacre case. Since then, newspaper columns have been filled with reports of the latest death toll, …

Daily News Egypt

Rebel Economy Wrap

Port Said: Egypt’s Statue of Liberty By Farah Halime, Rebel Economy After yesterday’s deadly clashes with as many as 30 killed, it’s hard to imagine how the Port Said of today was once the object of a sculptor’s fascination. In the 1850s, French sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi planned to build what is now known as the Statue of …

Daily News Egypt

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