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Marwa El-Shinawy

Opinion| Who is the true beneficiary of US aid?

Controversy raged again in Cairo over the file of American aid to Egypt. This is after a US State Department spokesman said the Biden administration would suspend $130m in military aid. A State Department official also confirmed that the most prominent condition set by the Biden administration to release the rest of the aid is …

Marwa El- Shinawy

President Al-Sisi approves 10th amendment to US aid agreement 

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi approved in a presidential decree on Thursday the 10th amendment to the US-Egypt aid agreement, according to local media reports. This amendment that was approved by the parliament in April included changing to the regulations of the governmental administration initiative and the participation programme. The agreement was signed on 26 September 2017. 

Daily News Egypt

US Freezing of Military Aid to Egypt: How Much of a Dent?

By James M. Dorsey THE OBAMA administration’s decision to impose sanctions on Egypt’s military-appointed government following the killing of 51 anti-military protestors in Egypt illustrates the US’ limited leverage on one of its closest allies in the Middle East and North Africa. It also reflects its difficulty in striking a balance between acknowledging that the …

Daily News Egypt

The price of broken promises

This week I am in Houston, Texas. I am here to give a talk to students of journalism, at the opening of the Sam Houston University Global Center for Journalism and Democracy, about the situation in Egypt post- revolution. This isn’t my first visit to Texas. I was here eight years ago as an Egypt …

Shahira Amin

Rights activists slam forced donations to support ailing economy

By Heba Hesham CAIRO: Rights activists and lawyers condemned forcing government employees to donate part of their salary to a campaign spearheaded by a preacher to replace US military aid to Egypt, amid growing concerns about the legality of collecting such donations without specifying where they will be allocated. A grassroots anti-SCAF campaign criticized on its …


Obama asks for $770 mln to boost Arab democracy

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama’s administration on Monday requested a fund of nearly $800 million to boost political and other reforms in Arab countries undergoing pro-democracy revolutions. He also retained $1.3 billion of military aid to Egypt. The new fund is part of $51.6 billion requested for the State Department and US Agency for International …


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