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Spot on unemployed journalists, children rights’ protection
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Social media affects how people think and behave without them being aware, such as in the case of elections integrity, billionaire George Soros says
Democracy and violence have disparate missions and routes that are not comparable. Yet, this reality should not keep us from admitting that while western countries, led by the United States, have failed to promote the spread of democracy to the Arab World, a small number of Arab terrorists have successfully managed to extend their violent …
A peace conference between Myanmar’s long-embattled government and ethnic minorities has begun under Aung San Suu Kyi’s supervision. Can her history and charisma help overcome decades of civil war and mistrust?
The only authentic attempt to establish democracy in Egypt—the revolt against Mubarak in 2011— was a complete failure. There is no doubt that Mubarak’s entourage played a major role in bringing Egypt back to square one. Nevertheless, Egyptian politicians and revolutionaries should admit that they too bear a large part of the responsibility; a proper …
One-voice state will not allow for easy power transfer; The problems among the political elite’s could ruin everything, say politicians
Turkey has experienced many military coups but the latest, overnight attempt was different says DW’s Seda Sertar.
There are plans for Kenya’s Jubilee coalition to merge into a single Jubilee Party. This would be a heavy blow for the main opposition party CORD which is plagued by in-fighting and an exodus of party members.
I will start by stating two quotes of the British icon Winston Churchill, former prime minister of the United Kingdom: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” It means that if democracy is the worst, then other forms of government are even worse. So, democracy is still better than other …
While the world has its eyes on a Brexit, the Russian Duma is voting on a set of anti-terror laws that will drastically limit civic freedoms. Above all, social media activities will be harshly penalized in the future.
Best-selling novelist Alaa al-Aswany one of the main protagonists in the 2011 Egyptian uprising, and remains a high-profile government critic. He spoke with DW about his work and his struggle against dictatorship.
It is one of the most complicated issues faced by political economic studies for development. Just like other complicated issues, there are those who consider that a minimal level of democracy is required to achieve economic development, while others oppose that view. There are also those who say there is a dialectic and complicated relationship …
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi on Egypt’s economy, politics, and future
30 June came to “correct the path” of 25 January, says president
Many young Egyptians dream of a better life. The trouble is that most want to achieve it by leaving Egypt; this was not always the case. In 2011, many youths living comfortably abroad decided to dream of a better Egypt, not just by wishing it but by risking their lives and careers and coming back …
In the aftermath of an election, nations that seek continuous improvement would sit back and reflect on lessons that can be learnt from such an event. The actual exercise of decision-making, where the state calls upon the people to partake in the process, is a mini course in the fundamentals of democratic practices. And as …
Finally the parliamentary elections are over, and in a couple of weeks, we will witness the very first session of the first post-30 June uprising parliament. Concluding the parliamentary elections is one more step in the realisation of the transitional roadmap announced after the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013. It …
Over the coming two weeks, a new parliament will be elected in Egypt, the second since January 2011. This forthcoming parliament, which is long overdue, will indeed be celebrated as a tangible step on Egypt’s road to democracy. But before we get caught up in the mechanics of the coming election, before we start …
There may be a will to move toward democracy, but the tools available to the country’s leadership date from another era, says Dutch Ambassador to Egypt Gerard Steeghs
Elections in two phases on 17 October and 21 November
Government tries to draw unreal image of labour reality in Egypt, says organisation
In a democratic world, leaders usually get a job review after a few years then once they leave office they have to explore their options and develop different skills.
Hungary’s Ambassador to Cairo Peter Kveck discusses bilateral relations between Egypt and Hungary following President Al-Sisi’s visit
Ayman Okeil discusses postponed elections, and internal politics among Egyptian NGOs
Despite numerous freedom restricting legislations, 2014 witnessed an escalation in protests in Egypt, reports human rights organisation
“Cancelling elections now saves the state a waste of EGP 1bn,” says former State Council president
The delegation is following up on the Arab Spring report
Young successors of Hamdeen Sabahy cite lack of fair representation