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Egypt: President Sissi cuts subsidies

CAIRO, July 8, 2014 — The decision by new Egyptian President El Sissi to cut subsidies on several products will test his popularity. On Saturday July 5, Egyptians were surprised by a sudden increase of gas prices. Mini-bus drivers throughout Cairo and the city of Ismalia took to the streets to demonstrate against the price ...

Egyptian Prisoners: From political to criminal detainees

CAIRO, June 20, 2014 — The prison situation in Egypt is intolerable, both in terms of the prison conditions and the increase in the number of political prisoners held by the government Egyptian prisons lack the appropriate sanitary, livable and humane conditions that are necessary for basic survival. The situation has been exacerbated by the ...

Egypt elections: The odds are in El Sissi’s favor

CAIRO, June 2, 2014 —  From May 26 to May 28, Egypt voted for its seventh president since the 1952 revolution. Egypt’s first President was Mohamed Naguib, a member of the free officers’ movement that was established by Gamal Abdel Nasser, who succeeded Naguib in 1954. Anwar El Sadat served as a vice president to Nasser ...