Egypt is expected to hold new presidential elections in less than eight weeks. Despite this, the list of presidential hopefuls remained unclear until early afternoon of January 29 – that is, the real last hours of the last day to submit the required paperwork to the National Elections Authority to be allowed to run in the electoral competition.
- Anniversaries are always good occasions to critically evaluate the trajectory of extraordinary social and political happenings.
- Political repression in Egypt ravaged the Jama’at al Ikhwan al Muslimiin, the Muslim Brotherhood, formerly the strongest and most organized opposition group in the country.
- Inequality is a deplorable reality in the lives of many women in Egypt regardless of their socio-economic status, however it is most visible in poor communities throughout the country. In such communities, domestic violence is considered a right and not a violation.