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Review: Overstepping the mark

President Mohamed Morsy may have overstepped the mark in his latest act of brinkmanship according to two columnists. Qandil says it is on Morsy to turn the situation and reminds readers that the Muslim Brotherhood is preferable to the feloul. Salmawi points out that the reaction to Morsy’s declaration is the most unified the country …

Fady Salah

Review: Commentators still busy with Morsy’s new declaration

Columnists are still debating the newly-announced constitutional declaration, with at least one writer labelling President Mohamed Morsy’s announcement delusional.     Dismissing the illusions Amr Hamzawy Al-Watan Newspaper Hamzawy offers President Morsy some advice. He advises him that the current crisis over his “tyrannical” declaration will not be resolved by him issuing a simple explanation. …

Fady Salah

Review: Op-eds analyse Morsy’s new constitutional declaration

Columnists continue to dissect Morsy’s recent constitutional declaration that some say sets the president up as a modern day pharaoh. Many writers believe his move was planned as revenge on the judiciary. Others believe he merely needed to reinstate the power of the office of the president after some political powers had refused to negotiate …

Fady Salah

Has the balance of power shifted within Egyptian political life?

Ever since 25 January 2011, Egypt has been searching for a new balance. For, the revolution, like any other revolution, replaced the existing balance with a new one. The transitional phase that follows any revolution is the phase during which the powers that had participated in the revolution clash with each another in order to …

Farid Zahran

Morsy tweets from Mars

President Mohamed Morsy recently said on Twitter, “respect for human rights in all dimensions: faith, culture, social, economic, and political must be a key component in all our work”. In another, he said, “we do not have minorities; all Egyptian citizens are treated equally.” I wonder if Mr President has read the news lately or …

Rana Allam


Make the choice, to live or not, once and for all.

Mahmoud Salem

Turkey keen on investing in Egyptian electricity sector

Several Turkish companies expressed interested in investing in Egypt’s electricity sector, Turkish Ambassador to Egypt, Huseyin Avni Botsali, said according to MENA. Bostali led the talks of the Turkish business delegation in a meeting with the Egyptian Minister of Electricity Mahmoud Balbaa. The meeting focused on the implementation of the memorandum of understanding signed between …

Islam Serour

Review: Sinai, Morsy’s independence and liberal powers

Although President Morsy has commenced his first trip to China, which will be followed by a unique trip to Iran, most columnists across Egyptian newspapers have not touched upon the presidential trips. Opinion writers commented on the importance of Morsy’s independence from his Islamist group and some have warned against possible occurrences of violence and …

Daily News Egypt

Minister of Parliamentary and Legal Affairs, Mohamed Mahsoub

Minister Mahsoub proposes new ‘Equal opportunities’ law

Interviewed By Wafaa Abdel Bary What is your mission during your first year in office, and what is your plan to improve the Ministry’s performance? My first year’s mission encompasses restructuring the Ministry, laying down the legislative plan and general guidelines, and pushing through several urgent legislations. In addition, the Ministry is working on a …

Daily News Egypt

Review: Washington, witch hunts and wheat

Possible new directions for Egyptian foreign policy under President Morsy, the spectre of Islamic fascism haunting opponents of the Muslim Brotherhood, possible conspiracies in Sinai, dubious claims of a miraculous wheat harvest and privitisation in the United Kingdom; columnists address a range of issues relevant to Egyptians in today’s column review.   Morsy in Beijing …

Daily News Egypt


You need utopian idealists and pragmatic realists if we hope to make something of this mess we call a country

Mahmoud Salem

PM: Starting next summer, energy rationalisation mandatory

By Islam Serour Power saving measures will become mandatory by 2013, Prime Minister Hesham Qandil told a press conference Friday night, noting that the government will issue the organising criteria and conditions. The Prime Minister relayed the findings of the technical committee tasked to investigate the rolling blackouts. According to which, electricity production covers 90 …

Daily News Egypt

Another emergency plan to overcome power shortages

By Salah El-Manoufy The Ministry of Electricity is currently studying the possibility of implementing a third emergency plan in order to accommodate the high summer loads. Sources within the Ministry said that Mahmoud Balbaa, Minister of Electricity, tasked a number of his deputies to prepare a study about a third emergency plan. The Ministry will submit …

Daily News Egypt