01. September 2013 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Ägypten: „Grocers protest shortage in supply commodities“ · Kategorien: Ägypten · Tags:

Grocers protest shortage in supply commodities

„Dozens of subsidized supply goods distributors staged a protest on Sunday outside the Food Industries Holding Company over the delivery delays. The protesters said only 40 percent of allocated supplies were given to them. They also complained of oil and rice shortages. Oil shortage reached 60 percent compared to 40 percent for rice, the protesters said.

Walid al-Sheikh, head of the union of grocers that distributes supply goods, said the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade did not notify its departments of the August deadline when supplies should have have been distributed to grocers.

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01. September 2013 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Ägypten: „Israel, the convenient puppet master“ (Khaled Diab) · Kategorien: Ägypten, Israel

Israel, the convenient puppet master
Why do so many politicians – from Turkey’s Erdogan to Morsi supporters and even anti-Muslim Brotherhood activists – see Israel as the Egyptian crisis‘ prime conspirator, even though it’s a minor player there?



„When news emerged that Hosni Mubarak was to be released from prison, I joked that Egypt was actually in the throes of a grand plot to punish the Egyptian people for having dared to topple their dictator. Part of this ‚conspiracy‘ was the planting of provocateurs –Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, Mohammed Morsi and Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi – to lead the country off a cliff.
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01. September 2013 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Ägypten: „Where is Egypt heading?“ (Sarah El Masry, 28.08.2013) · Kategorien: Ägypten, Algerien

Where is Egypt heading?


„[…] From a shining example of the so-called Arab Spring in the afterglow of Hosni Mubarak’s exit to the violent dispersals of pro-Mohamed Morsi sit-ins, the road that has taken Egypt from 25 January 2011 to the present has been winding and unpredictable.From a revolution in 2011, to military rule for a year, to elections in June 2012, to an Islamist regime under the Muslim Brotherhood, to another popular uprising ending in the ouster of the country’s first democratically elected president, Egypt today faces a dire political conflict, with not much to fill the political vacuum other than the military and security apparatuses.
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