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the politics of the africa cup of nations
How the Africa Cup of Nations Became a Powerful Propaganda Tool
Since its inception in 1957, the Africa Cup of Nations has been used to further political agendas across the continent. Here, we look at how its propaganda value has changed down the years.
Crime & Drugs
Autopsy of Italian Student Murdered in Egypt Said to Reveal Signs of Brutal Interrogation
The findings reportedly point to interrogation methods such as burning with cigarettes, the strongest indication yet that Giulio Regeni was killed by Egyptian security services.
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defense & security
European Companies Sold Spy Tech to a Secret Egyptian Intelligence Unit Amid Brutal Repression
Little is known about the so-called Technical Research Department, a shadowy Egyptian intelligence unit reporting directly to the president. But we do know European companies did business with it.
Egypt Cracks Down Hard to Prevent Protests on Anniversary of 2011 Revolution
Egyptian security forces have conducted raids, clamped down on social media, and blocked roads to Tahrir Square ahead of the fifth anniversary of the revolution on January 25.
Egypt’s Youth Ignore the Election and Vote With Their Feet
Plagued by unemployment and hoping to leave a stagnant Egypt to work abroad, young people couldn't care less about an election where only one eligible Egyptian in four voted.
No One Is Showing Up for Egypt’s Election, Including The Party That Won Last Time
The first vote for parliament after Egypt's military coup is lacking two important elements: The Muslim Brotherhood and voters.
Egypt Bans a Businessman, a Belly Dancer, and 'Drug Users' From Upcoming Elections
Parliamentary elections have been repeatedly delayed, and Egypt’s few remaining serious political parties are struggling to get organize before next week’s elections.
Germany Releases Journalist it Arrested On Egypt's Behalf
British-Egyptian Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour has been released without charge in Berlin after he was detained for two nights, accused by Cairo of a series of crimes.
Suicide Bomber Strikes at Egypt's Ancient Karnak Temple
There is no immediate word on casualties resulting from the attack, which targeted a tourist destination visited by millions of foreign and Egyptian people every year.
Hosni Mubarak to Face One More Trial for the Killing of Protesters
The dismissal of the Egyptian ex-dictator's conviction for the killing of protesters sparked mass protest in Cairo earlier this year. Now, the country's highest court has ruled he will face a retrial.
Egypt Court Issues Death Penalty for Georgetown Political Science Professor
The professor was sentenced to death in absentia on charges of espionage as Egypt continues its crackdown on dissent.