[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Egypt and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Egypt Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each week`s roundup to email@example.com by Sunday night of every week.]
Regional and International Relations
Turkey Absent from Economic Summit after Strained Diplomacy with Egypt
Aya Nader writes, “Relations between Egypt and Turkey had witnessed a minor improvement following the partial reconciliation between Qatar and Egypt.”
In the Shadow of An Empire
Maged Mandour writes, “The reasons for the involvement of the west in the MENA region are not limited to oil and security. These are the arguments used by both local autocrats and western powers to maintain control. The real threat however is a global revolutionary movement.”
Factbox: Attacks in Egypt Increase as Economic Conference Nears
EgyptSource compiles information on attacks and counter-terrorism tactics ahead of the Economic Conference.
The New Face of Egypt’s Interior Ministry
Khaled Dawoud explores the reasons behind replacing Minister of Interior.
Time is Crucial, We Need to Move Fast: Egypt`s Sisi Tells EEDC
“President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi tells Sharm conference his country is determined to overcome its difficulties.”
Energy Deals Dominate Egyptian Economic Development Conference on Saturday
Ahram Online reporters provide detailed timeline on the second day of the Economic Conference.
Q&A: Egypt Launches the First Day of its Economic Conference
Nancy Messieh writes a brief on the first day of the Economic Conference.
Egypt Signs Energy Deals, MOUs Worth over Forty Billion Dollars with Investors at Sharm Conference
Ahram Online reports on investment allocations during the Economic Conference.
Fall in Global Oil Prices Comes as a Reprieve for Egypt
Amira Salah-Ahmed analyzes the impact of reduced oil prices on Egypt’s economy.
Interview: Egypt`s Sawiris to Diversify Orascom, Invest 500 Million Dollars in Egypt
“The tycoon holds a grudge against IS group from killing fellow Copts; says army shouldn`t have a role in the economy.”
Housing Minister Signs Agreements Worth 13.5 Million Dollars – State Agency
Aswat Masriya reports.
Egypt Aims for Tourism Revenue of Up to $9.5 Billion in 2015: Minister
Tourism Minister says the aim to lure 11-11.5 million tourists to Egypt in 2015.
On the False Hope of Investor Conferences
Mohamed Elmeshad argues that large amounts of investments are not beneficial without a clear economic vision in Egypt.
Are Economic Indicators Pointing to Broader Recovery?
Isabel Esterman analyzes macroeconomic condition in Egypt. This article is translated to Arabic.
Five Challenges Facing the Economic Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh: Ziad Bahaa-Eldin
Ziad Bahaa el-Din presents five challenges to Egypt’s economy ahead of the Economic Conference. This article is published in Arabic.
Human Rights and Legal Institutions
Why Was Ahmed Douma Given a Life Sentence?
Sonia Farid analyzes what she calls “the politicization of court rulings” based on the life-sentence ruling against activist Ahmed Douma.
For President Sisi, Most Egyptians Are Illiterate & Backwards & Have No Human Rights
Eman al-Shaikh analyzes human rights conditions in the country based on al-Sisi’s views.
Fight the Man: Laws that Help Women and Laws that Hurt Them
Pesha Magid analyzes laws that discriminate against women and law that protect their rights. This article is translated to Arabic.
Disciplinary Committee Marks Forty-One Egyptian Judges for Early Retirement
Some judges belong to the reformist ‘Judges of Egypt’, a group accused of Muslim Brotherhood affiliations.
Reports and Opinions
The Deceptions that Plague the Public Sphere in Egypt
Amr Hamzawy reflects on liberals and leftists’ parties criticism of parliamentary elections.
Egypt`s Socialist Popular Alliance Files Legal Complaint against Ministry of Interior
Ahram Online reports.
Putin Visit Awakens Nuclear Energy Ambitions
Esabel Esterman examines the obstacles that face Egypt in regards to building nuclear power plant in al-Dab’a. This article is translated to Arabic.
Globalizing Dissent, Egyptian Civil Society, and the Limits of Translation
Ahmed Refaat recaps an event entitled: “The Only Thing Worth Globalizing is Dissent.”
The Maid`s Story: Renegotiating Cairo’s Informal Service Sector
Leila Zaki writes, “The Egyptian Government’s anti-terrorism measures are causing subtle but significant shifts in Cairo’s vibrant informal service sector- illustrated through the experiences of one middle-class resident and her long-serving part-time cleaner.” Click here for part two.
صاحب «كابيتال» الإماراتية يكشف أسرار العاصمة الجديدة (حوار)
An interview with UAE’s ‘Capital’ revealing details on administrative city.
حظوظ الفقراء من المؤتمر
Fahmy Huwaidy reflects on the benefits, or lack thereof, the poor will receive as a result of the Economic Conference.
انعقاد المؤتمر الاقتصادي المصري: خطوة للأمام أم استمرار لسياسات الماضي؟
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights analyzes policy outcomes of the Economic Conference.
هل تنهي وثيقة التعاون الأولى بين القاهرة والخرطوم وأديس أبابا الصراع على مياه النيل؟
Ayah Aman writes, “During the closed negotiations held in Khartoum, Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia agreed on a plan to find technical solutions to the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which Egypt fears threatens its share of the Nile.” This article is published in English.
أبو الفتوح لـ"المونيتور": مصر على أعتاب ثورة جديدة إن لم يراجع النّظام الحاكم سياسته
Ayah Aman interviews Abdelmoneim Aboul Fotouh head of the Egypt Strong Party and former member of the Muslim Brotherhood. This article is published in English.
مشكلات الحوكمة في قانون الاستثمار الجديد
Osama Dyab and Reem Abdelhalim examine the new investment law.
في أروقة المدارس والجامعات: الموت سيد الموقف
Mada Masr reports on institutional violations committed against students in the education sector.
الثورة الاجتماعية والانتحار- خواطر
Ayman Said Ashour offers insights on social revolution and the increasing rate of suicide among Egyptians.
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