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    • Repression Unbound - Egypt Under Sisi

      Repression Unbound - Egypt Under Sisi

      In March this year, Middle East Minister Tobias Ellwood suggested that Egypt was taking "steps towards a stronger democracy" and that British/Egyptian relations were "in a very positive place". The first claim is absurd in the context of mass repre…
      - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
    • US Citizen Dies in Egyptian Prison

      US Citizen Dies in Egyptian Prison

      Expand Mustafa Kassem. © 2020 Private The death this week of Mustafa Kassem, an Egyptian-American imprisoned in Egypt after an unfair trial, undersc…
      - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
    • Egypt: Resilient Resistance to Fierce Repression

      Egypt: Resilient Resistance to Fierce Repression

      Expand Small groups of protesters gather in central Cairo shouting anti-government slogans in Cairo, Egypt September 21, 2019.   © 2019 Reuters/Mohamed Abd E…
      - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
    • Egypt: Rights Activist Assaulted

      Egypt: Rights Activist Assaulted

      Expand Gamal Eid after the December 29, 2019 assault in Cairo, Egypt in which he was beaten and had paint thrown at him.  © 2019  (Beirut) – A…
      - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
    • Egypt: Jailed Activist’s Life May Be at Risk

      Egypt: Jailed Activist’s Life May Be at Risk

      Expand Aisha al-Shater, 39, has been detained for over a year in solitary confinement. Authorities have failed to provide her with sufficient medical care. …
      - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
    • Egypt
      The Egyptian government in 2019 passed constitutional amendments that were approved in an unfair referendum in April. The amendments consolidate authoritarian rule, undermine the judiciary’s dwindling independence, and expand the military’s power…
      - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
    • UN: States Denounce Egypt’s Rights Record

      UN: States Denounce Egypt’s Rights Record

      Expand The 36th Session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.  © 2017 Reuters (Geneva) – United Nations memb…
      - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
    • Egypt/North Sinai: UPR Submission March 2019
      North Sinai ConflictSince 2011, the Egyptian military and police have battled extremist militants in North Sinai, and residents have lived in fear of arrest, disappearance, and death at the hands of their alleged protectors, the security forces. Fol…
      - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
    • Egypt: UPR Submission November 2019
      IntroductionPresident Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi won a second presidential term in March 2018 elections that were held in a largely unfree and unfair environment. President al-Sisi rose to power on the heels of the June 30 mass protests, when he, as the t…
      - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
    • Egypt: Independent News Website Targeted

      Egypt: Independent News Website Targeted

      Expand A screenshot of Mada Masr's homepage on November 26, 2019.  © Human Rights Watch (Beirut) – Egyptian security forces raided the headquarte…
      - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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    • Destination Europe: Evacuation

      Destination Europe: Evacuation

      As the EU sets new policies and makes deals with African nations to deter hundreds of thousands of migrants from seeking new lives on the continent, what does it mean for those following dreams northwards and the countries they transit through? From…
      - 26 Jun 18, 5:44am -
    • A LinkedIn to combat rights abuse?
      In 2016, a 12-year-old boy was reportedly detained and tortured in Giwa barracks in northeastern Nigeria. He ended up nearly paralysed. “We wanted to cite the officers in charge,” said lawyer Chino Edmund Obiagwu. “But we weren’t able to get…
      - 29 Mar 18, 10:58am -
    • Sinai slaughter, Manus refugee “coercion”, and “unthinkable” Rohingya returns: The Cheat Sheet
      Every week, IRIN’s team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe: What next for Manus refugees? Authorities in Papua New Guinea have forcibly r…
      - 24 Nov 17, 11:47am -
    • The Eritrean children who cross borders and deserts alone

      The Eritrean children who cross borders and deserts alone

      Yobieli is 12 years old. He sits on a small leather stool and fumbles with his hands, interlocking his fingers and pulling them apart. There’s a dark shadow of soft peach fuzz on his upper lip, and his cheeks are childishly smooth. But, his eyes lo…
      - 27 Jul 17, 5:06am -
    • Egypt boat disaster shines light on new migration trend

      - 10 Oct 16, 4:47am -
    • For Eritreans, Egypt is the new route to Europe
      Like much of Cairo, the sprawling low-income neighbourhood of Ard el-Lewa comes alive in the evening, once the sun has gone down.On warm summer nights, children chase cats along streets too narrow for cars. Tuk-tuks weave between the shisha smokers…
      - 6 Jun 16, 12:27pm -
    • Pay now to protect 1 billion people from coastal floods
      As sea levels rise, so will the costs of dealing with it, Christian Aid reminds us in a report released today.“Spending money now on reducing the risk of disasters will save money and lives later,” said report author Dr Alison Doig in a statem…
      - 16 May 16, 9:52am -
    • Off the cliff
      New UN data shows the catastrophic effects of the Syrian conflict in terms of migration since 1950. Maps and Graphics UN data shows the emptying of Syria in one simple line Ben Parker IRIN LONDON Europe Germany M…
      - 31 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
    • Secrecy in Sinai - an unknown human toll
      Ever since Islamic State-affiliated militants tried to take the town of Sheikh Zuwayed in North Sinai last week, the Egyptian media has talked of little else. “What mistakes were made?” “Where did they get their weapons from?” and “What can…
      - 9 Jul 15, 7:00pm -
    • Time for a new deal for Middle East's displaced?

      Time for a new deal for Middle East's displaced?

      Conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen are leading to unprecedented numbers of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the Middle East and North Africa, and increasingly complex and severe humanitarian crises.According to the 2015 global report by…
      - 9 Jun 15, 7:00pm -
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    • US citizen dies in Egypt prison following hunger strike
      Mustafa Kassem, an Egyptian-born man from New York, died after six-year battle against what he said was wrongful imprisonmentEgypt said on Tuesday it would investigate the death in custody of a US citizen who went on a hunger strike as part of a six-…
      - 7 days ago, 14 Jan 20, 9:43am -
    • The Buried by Peter Hessler review – life, death and revolution in Egypt
      This remarkable example of ‘slow journalism’ links the pharaohs with Egypt’s Arab springOf all the ill-fated revolutions of the Arab spring, none started more optimistically, or ended more disappointingly, than that of Egypt. President Hosni Mu…
      - 34 days ago, 18 Dec 19, 9:01am -
    • Aladdin star Mena Massoud: 'I haven't had a single audition since film was released'
      As the Disney movie earns $1bn at the global box office, the actor says ‘I feel like I’m going to be overlooked and underestimated for a long time’Mena Massoud, the Egyptian-Canadian actor who played Aladdin in the recent Disney live-action rem…
      - 48 days ago, 4 Dec 19, 6:12am -
    • Egypt and Sudan in talks to defuse tensions over Ethiopian dam
      Nile basin countries fear for their future water supplies as the Grand Renaissance hydroelectric project reaches completion A new round of high-level talks has started in Cairo between three Nile basin countries aimed at resolving disputes over Ethio…
      - 49 days ago, 3 Dec 19, 7:09am -
    • Original tomb raider: was Tutankhamun buried in someone else's grave?
      Why would a statue in the golden pharaoh’s tomb portray him with breasts? And why does his face look so feminine? As crowds flock to the British show, we investigate a story to rival the infamous curse He may not have the whip, the hat, the gun and…
      - 55 days ago, 27 Nov 19, 8:06am -
    • Egypt's security forces raid online newspaper's office in Cairo
      Mada Masr is the last major independent outlet amid clampdown on media freedom Egyptian security officials have raided the offices of the country’s last major independent news outlet, which has been described as the last bastion of press freedom in…
      - 58 days ago, 24 Nov 19, 11:16am -
    • Sisi’s thugs think they can get away with abducting Shady Zalat. Don’t let them | Omar Robert Hamilton
      Egypt’s rulers want to silence Mada Masr, its last independent news outlet – but can only do so if the world consentsEditor’s note: as this piece was published, news broke of a raid on Mada Masr’s offices. Security forces left after over thre…
      - 58 days ago, 24 Nov 19, 11:15am -
    • Mummified lion and dozens of cats among rare finds in Egypt
      Discoveries near Saqqara necropolis shed light on ancient use of animals in worshipA rare discovery of mummified big cats, cobras and crocodiles has been unveiled by Egyptian authorities.Egyptologists are thrilled at the cache, which includes dozens…
      - 59 days ago, 23 Nov 19, 10:29am -
    • Alexandria is an invisible city: we live in it, but cannot see it
      The illustrated city: As rapid development sweeps through Alexandria, architect Mohamed Gohar is trying to document both the past and the present of this ancient Egyptian port cityFor a long time I have been attached to the past – or the past is at…
      - 60 days ago, 22 Nov 19, 5:00am -
    • Egyptian exile who sparked protests launches opposition movement
      Mohamed Ali, whose videos revealed corruption, is to coordinate efforts to force out President SisiMohamed Ali, the whistleblower who sparked rare street protests in Egypt two months ago with his revelations about corruption in his country, has launc…
      - 62 days ago, 20 Nov 19, 9:28am -

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