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Products, services sold more after the 25 January revolution

The Media
26 Jan 2015
Following is a list of products and services that sold more after the 25 January revolution:   The media   Before the the revolution, the media attained high rates of viewers and readers from covering football games. Now Mohamed...
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Govt violates 10 articles in the first year of the new Constitution

The Constitution
24 Jan 2015
The Constitution of the 30 June revolution is one year old, as former President Adly Mansour had endorsed it on 18 January 2014 after it was approved in a referendum by a 98.1 percent majority.   The new document, enshrining the...
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Egyptian ex-ministers, experts: Tuition-free education 'unjust'

21 Jan 2015
Former ministers and education experts said that education in Egypt lacks justice between poorer classes and the wealthy, or between males and females, stressing necessity to reconsider tuition-free education and making the rich afford...
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22 reasons for rejecting project to connect the Nile and the Congo rivers

20 Jan 2015
The Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation has officially turned down a project to connect the Nile and the Congo rivers.   The ministry sent a technical report to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb...
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Workers: Over 6,500 textile jobs in jeopardy due to cheap Chinese imports

19 Jan 2015
More than 6,500 laborers at 650 factories for textile industries in Monufiya are vulnerable to loosing their jobs due to dependence on imported textiles and textile products from overseas.    Waheed, owner of a textile factory in...
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38th anniversary of bread uprising, workers’ rights still in limbo

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19 Jan 2015
Surrounded by security personnel, as few hundred bread distribution workers protested on Sunday outside the cabinet demanding permanent contracts. They were working in El-Behaira city on distributing subsidized bread to homes, a project...
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Suspect involved in 'gay' bath house case speaks of prisoner abuse

Men relax at a room full of steam before diving into cold water at a traditional steam bath "hammam" in Cairo, 15 September 2014.
17 Jan 2015
Speaking in a low hesitant voice, one suspect involved in the Ramses public bath house case narrates what happened with him since being in police custody on charges of homosexuality until being cleared by court last Monday.   Ahmed, a...
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The homeless suffer the cold on the streets

© AFP/File | A homeless woman sleeps at the Termini train station in Rome. Pope Francis is sending sleeping bags out to homeless people in the Italian capital this winter
 
 
 
17 Jan 2015
In this winter, during one of the coldest in years, many are wearing heavy clothes, covering themselves with blankets, using heaters and having hot drinks while the homeless on the streets are less fortunate against the cold.  ...
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99% of Egyptian women have suffered some form of sexual harrasment, UN report reveals

15 Jan 2015
The National Council for Woman (NCW) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the ministries of Justice, Interior and Foreign Affairs geared up efforts to draw up an action plan targeted specifically at...
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Group of Nubians issue calendar to preserve cultural identity

15 Jan 2015
In order to preserve the Nubian identity and assert that Nubia has a spoken and written language, a number of young Nubians issued a calendar for 2015 in the two Nubian dialects of Fadigi and Kenzi. “The calendar aims to spread...
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