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Alice

"Alice" a performance by Sawsan Bou Khaled and Hussein Baydoun (Lebanon) at the 2nd Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival - D-CAF April 2013 Hotel Viennoise, Downtown Cairo, Egypt   In the 2nd Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, author, theatre director, and performer Sawsan Bou Khaled, along with ...  Read More »

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The Moral Ambiguity of United States Aid to Egypt

On the heels of the violent dispersal of pro-Mohamed Morsi sit-ins, US military aid to Egypt is now the center of political discussions on the nature of the US-Egyptian relationship. Internationally, academics, politicians, and protesters have fervently debated the word “coup” as a term to classify the events ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (8 September 2013)

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Amr Moussa Elected Head of Egypt's Constitution-Drafting Body Amr Moussa pips Sameh Ashour to the post for head of Egypt's fifty-member constitution-writing committee, winning thirty votes over Ashour's 16. Former ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (7 September 2013)

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Egypt's Morsi Faces Fresh Charge Egypt's prosecution charges ex-president Mohamed Morsi with 'insulting the judiciary'. Egyptian prosecutors slapped Saturday ousted president Mohamed Morsi with a fresh charge of ...  Read More »

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Egyptian Military Arrests Leading Revolutionary Socialist Member

Charges against Haytham Mohamadein, who is being detained at a police station in Suez, remain unclear. Labor lawyer Haytham Mohamadein, a leading member of Egypt’s Revolutionary Socialists, was arrested at a military checkpoint close to Suez and is currently being detained, the group announced on ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (August 2013)

This is a monthly archive of pieces written by Jadaliyya contributors and editors on Egypt. It also includes material published on other platforms that editors deemed pertinent to post as they provide diverse depictions of Egypt-related topics. The pieces reflect the level of critical analysis and diversity that ...  Read More »

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The Egyptian Military and the 2011 Revolution

The Egyptian military has emerged as one of the most powerful and influential actors since the inception of the modern Egyptian state. Despite this, since the late 1970s, there has been relatively little work that contextualizes and historicizes the military, even though it has continued to play a role in Egyptian ...  Read More »

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مكان للثقافة، وقت للفن

رغم الاشتباكات المتقطعة واختطاف السلطة والممارسات القمعية تجاه حرية التعبير التي تشهدها مصر حالياً، فإن مجال الثقافة والفن في مصر ما فتئ يزدهر منذ يناير ٢٠١١ وحتى اللحظة. وفي الوقت الذي يشعر فيه الكثير من الفنانين أنهم غير قادرين كأفراد على الرّد بنجاعة على الأحداث السياسية عبر أعمالهم الفنية، خصوصاً وأن المؤسسات ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (5 September 2013)

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Number Injured in Nasr City Bombing Rises to Twenty-Two At least twenty-two individuals have now been reported injured in the aftermath of the bombing of Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim's convoy this morning, ...  Read More »

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Bomb Explodes Near Egypt Interior Minister's Convoy

Eight wounded, no deaths in a bombing targeting Egypt's interior minister convoy Thursday, minister survives. Egypt's Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim survived an assassination attempt when a bomb detonated early on Thursday near his convoy in northeast Cairo, officials told Ahram Online. Earlier reports ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (4 September 2013)

 [This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Thirty-One Palestinians Denied Entry, Deported to Gaza Thirty-one Palestinians who arrived at Cairo Airport have been deported to Gaza, the state news agency MENA reported today. A representative of the ...  Read More »

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New Texts Out Now: Ray Bush, Turmoil in North Africa

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Egypt News Update (3 September 2013) "UPDATED"

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   At Least Eight Killed in Sinai strike Eight people were killed and fifteen injured in Sinai Wednesday in an Apache helicopter attack targeting “an extremist stronghold,” Al-Ahram reported, although initial reports ...  Read More »

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الإخوان المسلمون وسؤال النشأة المستأنفة

حظيت حركة الإخوان المسلمين من اسمها بنصيب وافر، خصوصا فيما يتعلق بكونها "حركة". فلم يكن هاجس المؤسس الأول حسن البنا فكرياً بقدر ما كان حركياً: الحركة من أجل حُلم عودة الخلافة الإسلامية، حركة لا تتعامل مع سؤال الحداثة، الذي فرض نفسه على الخلافة العثمانية في القرن الثامن عشر وعلى مصر مع دخول الحملة الفرنسية في ...  Read More »

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Masmou3: Audible / Heard / Listened to

“Masmou3”[1] began as curfew fell. The idea is simple. If you refuse the choice between fascism masquerading as religion, and Mubarak’s state masquerading as nationalism, silence is not enough. Make your voice heard. Every night at 9:00 p.m., pick up a pot and make banging noise for five minutes. Announce your ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (2 September 2013)

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Islamists Plan Rallies on Tuesday Marking Two Months of Morsi Ouster Supporters of Egypt's ousted president Morsi vow mass demos on Tuesday to commemorate his overthrow two months previously. The National ...  Read More »

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Egypt Media Roundup (September 2)

[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 egypt@jadaliyya.com by Sunday night of every ...  Read More »

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Egypt's Ousted President Morsi Referred to Criminal Court Over Dec. 2012 Violence

Former president and fourteen Islamist leaders accused of inciting violence in December clashes head to criminal court. Late on Sunday, Egypt's prosecutor-general ordered the referral of cases against deposed president Mohamed Morsi and fourteen other defendants to criminal court, concerning their alleged ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (1 September 2013) "UPDATED"

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Egypt Presidency Announces Names of Fifty-Member Constitution Committee Presidential spokesman Badawi announces names of fifty-member committee to amend suspended 2012 constitution. Presidential spokesman Ihab ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (31 August 2013)

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Khaled Said Case Adjourned to 1 October The retrial of policemen accused of torturing to death Khaled Said, a case that helped spark the January 2011 uprising, is postponed until October. The Alexandria Criminal ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (30 August 2013)

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.] Egypt's Friday Rallies Show Weaker Pro-Morsi Mobilization A wave of arrests of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and the deadly violence that has surrounded recent protests could account for the relatively low numbers on ...  Read More »

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Six Dead As Protests Erupt Across Egypt

Six people were killed Friday and 190 people injured in nationwide clashes, according to the Health Ministry tally, as Muslim Brotherhood supporters staged protests across the country. Police forces started dispersing a protest in Mohandiseen, as they stayed after the seven pm curfew despite security warnings, local ...  Read More »

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Two Killed in Drive-By Shooting As Protests Erupt Across Egypt

A police officer and passerby were killed in a drive-by shooting in Cairo Friday, Al-Ahram reported, as protests kicked off across the country by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi. A security source at the Ministry of Interior said that unknown assailants in two cars opened fire on the Nozha Police ...  Read More »

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Morsi Supporters Rally to 'Reclaim Legitimacy', Police Warn Against Violence

Pro-Brotherhood' protesters take to the streets following Friday prayers; police say they will use live fire in 'legitimate self-defense'. Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi began rallying across Egypt on Friday afternoon in response to a call by the Muslim Brotherhood's National Alliance to Support ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (29 August 2013)

[This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.] On Al Jazeera, Brotherhood Leaders Call Supporters to Take to Streets In the third appearance of a Muslim Brotherhood leader on the Qatari Al Jazeera channel after the dispersal of the Brotherhood sit-ins on ...  Read More »

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Muslim Brotherhood Senior Leader El-Beltagy Arrested

El-Beltagy was on the run since the police's bloody crackdown on pro-Morsi sit-in. Senior Muslim Brotherhood Leader Mohamed El-Beltagy has been arrested Thursday in Giza governorate, Ahram Arabic website reported. El-Beltagy was observed by the police for two days before his arrest in the rural area of Abo El-Namras ...  Read More »

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Egypt News Update (28 August 2013)

 [This is a collection of news updates on Egypt compiled from multiple sources by the editors.]   Shater’s Son Arrested in Dawn Raid Saad Khairat al-Shater, the twenty-three-year-old son of the Muslim Brotherhood’s deputy leader, was arrested from his home in Nasr City in a dawn raid early Wednesday, ...  Read More »

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Ahmed Maher Faces Charges of Espionage

Prosecutor General Hesham Barakat has ordered the Emergency State Security Prosecution Office to investigate a complaint of espionage lodged against April 6 head Ahmed Maher. The complaint was lodged by head of the National Accord Party, Abdel-Aziz Fahmy who alleges that Maher described the events of 30 June when ...  Read More »

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Egypt Prosecution Arbitrarily Extends Detentions: FDEP

The Front for Defence of Egyptian Protesters accuses Egyptian Prosecution of 'arbitrarily extending detentions and limiting access to lawyers for pro-Morsi protesters'. On Wednesday, the Front for Defense of Egyptian Protesters (FDEP)–a group of Egyptian NGOs and activists providing legal support for ...  Read More »

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Egypt Elections Watch Update





A Jadaliyya and Ahram Online Initiative

As part of the Egypt Elections Watch (EEW), Jadaliyya and Ahram Online, with the Center of Contemporary Arab Studies (Georgetown University) and the Middle East Studies Program (George Mason University) as co-sponsors, will produce articles/posts/profiles on a weekly basis, covering organizations, political parties, coalitions, relevant laws and procedures, and profiles of key individuals related to the Egyptian elections. This is in addition to news updates summarizing major developments surrounding the lead-up to the election, such as emerging or shifting alliances, new political positions, and candidacy announcements. If you have questions, comments, contributions, and/or an eye-witness account, please email us at: eew@jadaliyya.com. For a listing of EEW’s team members please click here.

Coalitions



Democratic Alliance for Egypt
Egyptian Bloc
Islamist Bloc (Alliance for Egypt)
Revolution Continues Alliance

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Egypt Map and Stats

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Population   82,079,636
GDP  $497.8 billion
Unemployment   9%; Youth Unemployment (ages 15-24): 24.8%
Internet Users   20.136 million (2009)
Exchange Rate  5.6124 Egyptian pounds per US dollar
GDP Growth Rate  5.1%
Military Expenditures   3.4% of GDP (World Rank: 35)
Health Expenditures  6.4% of GDP (World Rank: 94)
Population Growth Rate  1.96%
Age Structure   0-14 years: 32.7%; 15-64 years: 62.8%; 65 years and over: 4.5%
Literacy   71.4%
Religious Demographics   Muslim (mostly Sunni) 90%; Coptic 9%; other Christian 1%

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