Egyptian politic news

Egyptian politics is very complicated issue. There is a lot of internal politics issues and the country itself is a wild cross of great political ideas and influences. Nationalists Islamist, Pan-arabist, communist ideas are deeply rooted in political ground of Egypt. There is a lot of parties, a lot of models and ideals in country. However, generally politics is very delicate issue. It’s good tone not to start political debates with strangers. Same as religion – it is considered in Egypt that you should have some beliefs, but not cry about them on every corner of Egyptian street.

This category holds political news – news about internal and international politics in Egypt.

New era of political fairy tales has begun

Bob Woodward, a journalist has written the book “Fear: Trump in the White House”. This book is a brave attempt to display the current president as a fool and unstable personality. There is some words about Egypt and American-Egyptian relations, as well as personal relations between the leaders – Donald Trump and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. It should be noted that Sisi has generally and cautiously supported Trump’s nomination while Trump has done much to turn the bad page and to build constructive and friendly relations withe the biggest Middle-Eastern country.

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President appointed Coptic woman as Governor of Damietta

Egypt has performing outstanding steps to balance the genders in politics and economics. The current cabinet of ministers include eight women which is absolute record through the history. Women and especially Christian women are still a rarity. It is especially important that one of them, Manal Awad Mikhail, was appointed by Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi as a new provincial governor.

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Brits obsessed by the idea of poisonous gases, Egypt denies

As investigation on the suspicious death of eldery couple in Hurghada’s Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel is ongoing the British press is speculating on the idea that John and Susan Cooper was killed by the gas of unknown origin in their hotel room. Brits somewhat obsessed by the idea of poisonous gases. I will not wonder once yellow press will find the ‘Novichok’ connection.

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Maasooum Marzook has been detained for calls for ‘referendum’

Maasooum Marzook, former ambassador and foreign affairs minister assistant of the Mohammed Morsi era, is well-known critic of the Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government. He is actively participating in political life of Egypt and has founded The People’s Democratic Party. He is not exactly a nationwide popular figure, however he is influential in his own circle of supporters. At August 5 he called for referendum to be held with the sole question: “Do you accept that the current regime stays in power?”.

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Internet Control Law signed by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

President of the Arabian Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signed a law on the control of the Internet space, previously adopted by the Egyptian parliament in May. New law is tightening the regulations on the sited and domains, allows immediate closing of them, clarifies some issues on combating extremism and puts a criminal punishment on those who disclose the movement of governmental forces.

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Maspero dead, Glory to Maspero

Maspero, one of the Cairo colorful districts was planed during the colonial times. The triangular plot has seen colonial charm, violent uprisings and violent executions, has been in full glory and full decay. As urbanization progressed Maspero has turned from prestigious landmark to the shanty town for the most impoverished citizens of the 20-million Cairo.

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