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Carina Kamel

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Egypt: It's Complicated

(3) Comments | Posted July 6, 2013 | 2:02 PM

Much of the western media has described what took place in Egypt on the night of July 3rd, 2013 as a "coup" but the millions of Egyptians who have spent the past few days demonstrating in streets and squares across the country couldn't disagree more and have been voicing their...

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Going Nowhere: Does Egypt Have an Economic Plan?

(4) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 4:14 PM

Egypt's economic policy has been in a virtual holding pattern since the end of last year and the government finds itself in exactly the same situation today as it was nearly six months ago: having to implement tough but unavoidable reforms in the face of deep political division and with...

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Egypt's Perfect Storm: A Convergence of Political and Economic Crises

(9) Comments | Posted December 18, 2012 | 2:22 PM

Putting politics to one side, the events of the past few weeks in Egypt have exposed a lack of competence and a serious breakdown of communication within the Morsi administration. Alarmingly, this has been the case when dealing with a number of critical economic issues.

It all came to...

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Laugh Like an Egyptian

(4) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 2:27 PM

At one of the most critical moments in post-revolution Egypt and in the throes of a political tsunami tearing the country apart I found myself laughing uncontrollably.

I was watching the season premiere of Bassem Youssef's satirical news show "Al Bernameg" (The Program) which has...

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Are Egypt's New Leaders Brave Enough to Bring the country Back From the Brink?

(2) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 12:49 PM

The wheels of investment are creaking back into motion in Egypt after a long slumber. The past few weeks have seen a flurry of activity both in Egypt and beyond and over the coming month the diary is absolutely packed. Dare we say things are finally looking up?

No sooner...

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Egypt's New President Must Hit the Ground Running or Face Tahrir

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2012 | 11:11 AM

Egypt's new president will have to deliver -- and fast -- on a number of pressing economic issues. For one, he faces the mammoth task of creating jobs for the 3.38 million unemployed, 77 percent of whom are between the ages of 15 and 29, according to official government data....

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The Race Is on to Be Egypt's Next President and It's One Heck of a Show

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2012 | 1:53 PM

Watching events unfold in Egypt's presidential race over the past few weeks has been like watching a riveting television political thriller of the many episode variety. Countless twists and turns, high drama and spectacle, and just when you think you've figured out a piece of the puzzle something totally unexpected...

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Egypt's Economic Crisis: Where Are the Promised Billions and What Will It Take for Investors to Return?

(4) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 4:13 PM

Alarm bells are ringing inside Egypt and outside as the country faces an economic crisis nearly one year after the revolution. Growth has stalled, foreign direct investment has dried up, tourists have stayed away, the country's safety net of foreign exchange reserves has nearly bottomed out and only a fraction...

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Christmas in Cairo: Is There a Place for Non-Muslims and Liberals in the New Egypt?

(15) Comments | Posted January 9, 2012 | 2:34 PM

This time last year Egypt was reeling from the shock of a huge explosion. Less than four weeks before the first protesters headed to Tahrir Square, a bomb went off on New Year's Eve in front of a church in the second-largest city of Alexandria killing more than 20 worshipers...

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Confused In Cairo: An Egyptian Expat Goes Home to Vote

(2) Comments | Posted November 29, 2011 | 4:00 PM

I thought I had it all figured out. I wasn't going to leave anything to chance. I'd registered to vote back in April and booked my flight to Cairo weeks in advance. Nothing was going to stop me from casting my first ever vote in my country's first post-revolution election.

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