Category Archives: Egypt

Egypt stages referendum to institutionalize General Sisi’s dictatorship

by Bill Van Auken

Egypt’s military-dominated dictatorship is rushing ahead with a referendum this weekend on constitutional amendments that would effectively make Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi dictator for life, while institutionalizing the bloody repression his regime has carried out against all forms of political opposition and particularly the Egyptian working class.

Egypt Hosts ‘Arab Shield 1’ Military Exercise

A delegation from eight Arab countries arrived at Egypt to participate in major joint Arab military exercise titled ‘Arab Shield 1’ which will take place from 3 to 16 November, according to armed forces spokesperson Tamer El-Refai.

Egypt’s new cybercrime law legalizes Internet censorship

The “cybercrime law” that Egypt’s President Sisi signed on 18 August legalizes and reinforces the existing censorship and blocking of websites and criminalizes both those who operate sites and those who use them, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said.

World acclaimed Marxist thinker Samir Amin dies

World acclaimed Egyptian economist and thinker, Samir Amin, has died on Sunday in Paris. He was 86.

Amin was born in Egypt in 1931 to an Egyptian father and French mother and spent his youth in Port Said. After studying in Egypt, he continued his diploma in political science in Paris in 1952, before getting a degree in statistics and then a doctorate in economics.

Egypt achieves first budget surplus in 15 years – but austerity continues

Egypt has reported its first primary budget surplus in 15 years, amid tough austerity measures and price hikes that have hit the the poor and middle-classes.