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Priest Killed in Sinai

Unknown militants killed a priest in north Sinai on Saturday, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported.  The thirty-nine year old priest, Mina Aboud, was walking in the street in a neighborhood south of Arish when he was shot. He had died as he was transferred to hospital.  On going violence has ...  Read More »

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My Conversation with the Devil: 30 June and Beyond (Part Two)

My previous article elaborately analyzed the crisis of the new/old regime in Egypt, now headed by the Muslim Brotherhood, and concluded that it is currently comprised of a fragile and tense coalition of authoritarian actors, a coalition that is being increasingly jeopardized by economic, social and political ...  Read More »

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My Conversation with the Devil: 30 June and Beyond (Part One)

The regime produced by last year’s SCAF-Muslim Brotherhood handoff never had a chance. It was dead at birth, crushed by the many burdens it inherited and smothered under the crises of the Mubarak state and its bloated, impotent institutions. The new regime was born to face everything Mubarak left unfinished, including ...  Read More »

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Egypt Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (June 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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Mansour In Reconciliation Efforts, Brotherhood Leaders Seek Safe Exit

Interim President Adly Mansour is holding consultations on reconciliation efforts aimed to end political polarisation in Egypt, a source who spoke recently with Mansour told Ahram Online. “He is meeting tomorrow (Saturday) with representatives of political parties and forces with an eye on drafting a roadmap for ...  Read More »

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Brotherhood Website Claims Army Divisions

The official Muslim Brotherhood Freedom and Justice website reported on Friday night that they have reports of divisions within the Republican Guards, some members of which want the reinstatement of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.  Morsi was deposed on Wednesday when the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces ...  Read More »

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Thirty Dead, Hundreds Injured In Clashes Throughout Egypt

Thirty were killed and 1076 were injured in clashes throughout the country between supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi and their opponents, the Ministry of Health told the state-run Middle East News Agency on Saturday.  In Cairo, there were three major fronts witnessing violent clashes, one near the ...  Read More »

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Morsi and the Army: The Illusive Power

[The following excerpts are taken from Gilbert Achcar’s recently published book The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising, translated by G. M. Goshgarian (London: Saqi Books and Berkeley: University of California Press, 2013). The book will be featured in an upcoming NEWTON post. These selections ...  Read More »

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6th October Bridge: Army & Police Fail to Intervene in Clashes (Video)

This video from the Mosireen media collective is entitled "6th October Bridge - Army & Police Fail to Intervene in Clashes." It shows scenes from the Friday 5 July battle on 6th October Bridge between pro- and anti-Morsi protestors. It also highlights one pro-Morsi individual running and shooting at ...  Read More »

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UPDATED: Twelve Dead, Two Hundred Injured in Clashes Between Morsi Supporters and Opponents in Alexandria

Egyptian police and army attempt to break up clashes between supporters and opponents of ejected President Mohamed Morsi in Alexandria. At least twelve dead and two hundred injured in Alexandria clashes between opponents and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsi, MENA cites head of Alexandria Ambulance ...  Read More »

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Egypt's Rebel, NSF Urge Protesters to Protect Revolution as Clashes Erupt Near Cairo's Tahrir

Egypt's Rebel campaign and National Salvation Front warn of factions seeking foreign intervention in Egypt, call on people to stand against 'counter-revolution'. Clashes have taken place between opponents and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood near Cairo's Tahrir Square after anti-Morsi demonstrators quickly filled ...  Read More »

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Muslim Brotherhood's Second-Man El-Shater Arrested: Security Official

Muslim Brotherhood's deputy leader arrested late Friday as part of ongoing crackdown on group figures.  The Muslim Brotherhood’s Deputy Supreme Guide, Khairat El-Shater, was arrested late Friday along with his brother in Cairo’s Nasr City district. He is being held on charges of inciting violence. Shater, a ...  Read More »

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Brotherhood Guide: We Will Protect Morsi with Our Souls

The Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie showed up on Friday afternoon at the Rabea al-Adawiya sit-in where Islamists have been camping to demand the return of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.  Badie addressed the thousands in the sit-in on a stage despite earlier news about his ...  Read More »

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Update: Clashes Erupt on 6th October Bridge

Clashes erupted between supporters of President Mohamed Morsi and their opponents on Friday evening at the 6th October Bridge near the state television building, Al-Ahram state-run daily reported.  There was no security at the site of the clashes. Meanwhile, army personnel and vehicles ...  Read More »

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Update: Militants Attack Checkpoints in Sinai

State media reported on Friday attacks on security posts in north Sinai, when armed groups targeted five military and police checkpoints in the area with heavy arms, killing a conscript and injuring three.  The attacks were perpetrated on Al-Masoura, Sheikh Zuwayid, Al-Jora, Abu Tawila and the Airsh airport ...  Read More »

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Excuse Me Sir, Is It a Coup?

The question of what to label the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi by a military intervention following massive protests looms in newsrooms. This including Mada Masr’s. While coup and revolution are the two ends of the nomenclature spectrum, some see that labeling is the wrong exercise. “Refrain from the use of ...  Read More »

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Update: One Dead as Presidential Guards Clash with Morsi Supporters

Violence erupted near the Presidential Guards' premises as they shot a man who came near the barbed wires protecting the headquarters and put a photo of deposed President Mohamed Morsi.  Supporters of Morsi protesting near the premises said the man was killed and showed Mada Masr his ID. Mada Masr could not ...  Read More »

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Update: Newly Sworn-In Mansour Reaches Out to Brotherhood

Head of the Supreme Constitutional Court Adly Mansour was sworn in as the country’s interim president on Thursday morning, a day after Mohamed Morsi’s year-long presidency was abruptly ended following four days of mass protests calling for his ouster.   Speaking after the ceremony, Mansour saluted the Egyptian ...  Read More »

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المصريّون والإخوان

لم يكن هناك شكّ بأن مصر تتجه نحو ثورتها الثانية. كل يوم مرّ بها منذ انحسار المنافسة الإنتخابية بثنائية محمد مرسي وأحمد شفيق أكّد على ذلك. ولم يكن هناك شكّ بأن مصر التي يعطي شعبها عادةً الفرص، كانت تنتظر اكتمال المصيبة كي لا يناقشها برفضها مجادلٌ، فتمتلك كافة البراهين على فساد حكمٍ ستخرج لإسقاطه، خاصةً وأنه حكمٌ متسلّح ...  Read More »

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Religious Channels Go Off Air and Employees Arrested

Islamist channels Misr 25, Al-Nas and Al-Hafez went off air immediately after the address by Defence Minister Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi ended and at least six employees of the Muslim Brotherhood-owned Misr 25 channel were arrested while the speech was still being broadcast.   Abeer al-Saady, a member of the ...  Read More »

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L’armee et l’economie en Egypte

[This article was originally written by Zeinab Abul-Magd and published by Jadaliyya in Arabic and English. It was translated/published in French by Globalism and  Égypte-Solidarité .]   Des entreprises appartenant à l’armée produisent pâtes, eau minérale, bonbonnes de gaz, ou encore ...  Read More »

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Bulgarian Translation of Jadaliyya's 'The Army and the Economy in Egypt'

[This article was originally written by Zeinab Abul-Magd and published by Jadaliyya in Arabic and English. It was translated/published in Bulgarian by Itidar.] Армията и икономиката на Египет  Трябва ли проблемите с макарони (една от основните храни на египтяните, бел. пр.) „Куин”, ...  Read More »

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Interview with Cairo-Based Journalist, Ahmad Shokr, about the Political Dynamics in Egypt

One year after his inauguration, Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammad Morsi is now being referred to as Egypt’s former president. A petition campaign called Tamarrod was instr  Read More »

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Head of Constitutional Court Announced Interim Egypt President by Army

Five hours after its set deadline, Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi addressed the nation with a roadmap for Egypt’s political future, placing the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court as head of the state until early presidential elections take place. News had emerged earlier of a travel ban on leading Muslim ...  Read More »

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Mubarak-Era Prosecutor General Reinstated

The Supreme Judicial Council decided Wednesday to reinstate Abdel Meguid Mahmoud to the post of prosecutor general months after he was removed by President Mohamed Morsi through the constitutional declaration issued in November 2012. The reinstatement draws a curtain on a case that has been at the heart of the charged ...  Read More »

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President and Other Leading Figures Banned from Travel

Airport security received orders Wednesday from the military to ban various Muslim Brotherhood leaders from leaving the country, the Arabic daily Al-Masry Al-Youm reported, quoting security sources. The reports came amid conflicting news that President Mohamed Morsi is under house arrest and residing in one of the ...  Read More »

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To Resolve Current Political Crisis: Rule of Law Must Be the Basis of the State

[The following statement was issued by human rights groups on the official website of Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies on 3 July 2013]   The undersigned organizations declare their profound respect for the overwhelming uprising of the Egyptian people, who on 30 June set out to boldly challenge the ...  Read More »

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Statement by President Morsi's Assistant Essam El Haddad

[The following statement was issued by Essam El Haddad, Assistant to President of Egypt on Foreign Relations. The statement appeared on his official Facebook page at 11:31 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 3 July 2013] Office of Assistant to President of Egypt on Foreign Relations - Official The Egyptian ...  Read More »

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Sexual Violence in Tahrir Condemned by NGOs and Activists

Human rights groups have condemned the government’s failure to address the “epidemic” of continuing sexual violence against women taking part in demonstrations in Tahrir Square and surrounding areas. “The rampant sexual attacks during the Tahrir Square protests highlight the failure of the government and all ...  Read More »

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Rebel Campaign Affirms Egyptian Army's Support for People, Rules Out Military Coup

Egypt's anti-Morsi Rebel campaign has urged Egyptians to flock to "every protest venue and street," as the army's deadline for a power-sharing consensus approaches.  In a conference Wednesday afternoon, Rebel spokesman Mahmoud Badr branded the day as "decisive." Affirming the Egyptian people ...  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: For a listing of EEW’s team members please click here.


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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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