Egypt

“It is not every day that a Middle East leader is called a face-to-face dictator. “This tweet from the Israeli daily Ha’aretz sums up the content of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s interview with CBS News. Sweaty, seemingly strangled by his tight ...

The financial assistance program to Egypt by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), approved in November 2016, has scored important achievements, even as it has presented Cairo with complicated economic and political challenges. Ongoing monitoring of the economic-political developments over the ...
Garbage, Egypt, Young Diplomats

To gain entrance to the festival, organizers require that a person bring five empty cans, five plastic bottles, 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) of old paper and five glass jars. Called the Garbage Festival, the event aims to raise awareness among citizens, especially youths, about the hidden ...

Much debate has taken place on the topic how the Islamic State should be militarily defeated, including various combinations of US, Russian, European, Turkish, Iranian and Arab powers. However, too little is being said on the political solution after the ...

Summary Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court faces an important decision. In April, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi signed a deal to transfer control of the Red Sea islands of Sanafir and Tiran from Egypt to Saudi Arabia. Al-Sisi hoped that the ...

On March 13, nearly 1,000 people of the Oromo ethnic community took part in a big ceremony celebrating the second anniversary of the Oromia Media Network (OMN), which opposes the ruling regime in Ethiopia. The ceremony was the first event ...

Summary The Egyptian government failed to generate strong voter turnout for the first phase of its multi-step parliamentary elections ending Oct. 19. The government has delayed the election multiple times since the country’s last legislature was dissolved following the July 2013 military coup, citing ...

Analysis Though many mysteries still surround the recent crash of a Russian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula, some explanations of what happened are more likely to be true than others. On Oct. 31, Metrojet Flight 9268 broke into pieces shortly ...

Once again the African continent experiences a major regional tension as a result of colonialist moves and decisions made throughout the last few centuries. The geo-political game played between all European superpowers within the continent created a bunch of long-term ...

Few months ago, a journalist of YoungDiplomat was invited to an important meeting of IBM and Microsoft executives in Cairo with Egyptians Government officials. Parts of these ministers were the ministers of information technology, investment,economy, health, transportation and energy. An Important aspect ...