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‘Egypt has found a cure for covid-19’ — and other outlandish tales from Cairo’s propaganda machine

By Samuel Tadros – The Washington Post – A few days ago, a revealing WhatsApp message popped up on my iPhone: “Egypt is defeating the conspiracy and saving the world.” The text that [...]

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Hosni Mubarak buried with full military honours

By The Guardian – Egypt pays tribute to former president, who died at 91, amid tight security in Cairo Former Egyptian autocrat Hosni Mubarak has been buried in Cairo with a full military [...]

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Saviour or dictator: Copts in Sisi’s Egypt trapped by a strongman’s balancing act

By Charlie Hoyle – The New Arab In the Coptic Cathedral of the Nativity, on the eastern edges of Cairo, security was tight as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi reiterated his longstanding [...]

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How artistic freedom of expression shrinks in ‘new’ Egypt

By Shahira Amin – Al-Monitor The Jan. 25, 2011 uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak unleashed a creative revolution with the spontaneous emergence of a variety of art [...]

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Pompeo expresses ‘outrage’ over prisoner death in Egypt, rights groups call for Red Cross oversight

By Mada Masr – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed outrage over the death of Egyptian American dual national Mustafa Kassem while imprisoned in Egypt, calling the death “pointless [...]

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Coptic Solidarity Launches Advocacy Campaign for Ramy Kamel

By Coptic Solidarity For Immediate Release Coptic Solidarity today launched an online advocacy campaign to secure the release of imprisoned Coptic human rights activist and blogger, Ramy Kamel. [...]

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Obstacles to Renewing Religious Discourse in Egypt: Reasons and Results 1

By Ishak Ibrahim – TIMEP – In recent years, the Egyptian regime has promoted a new “vision” of Islam, both locally and internationally, to combat terrorism and religious extremism. [...]

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A presidential directive to freeze Parliament

By Mada Masr – Parliamentary and security sources told Mada Masr that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has issued a directive to freeze the operations of Parliament, as the president is [...]

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Rethinking Trump’s “Favorite Dictator”

By Bret Stephens– The New York Times – Egypt’s strongman repeats Hosni Mubarak’s errors, to everyone’s peril. Several years ago, in Cairo, I asked Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to name Hosni [...]

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Trump’s Policy on Religious Freedom: Laudable but Incongruous

By Coptic Solidarity – On September 23, 2019,  President Trump hosted an event at the UN General Assembly entitled “Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom,” making him the first sitting [...]