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Public-Private Partnerships: a method to attract  investors

The contractual nature of PPPs acts as a powerful incentive to ensure that this long-term perspective is put into practice: the public sector can no longer procure infrastructure assets while failing to maintain them properly. At the same time, the private sector has incentives, as their capital is exposed to performance risk, to design and build these assets taking into account the costs of longer-term maintenance and renewal.

Ahmed Alkalawy

Black Americans castigate Capitalism

Capitalism only feels safe when it is ruled by whoever owns capital, whereas democracy, on the contrary, is the rule of the majorities who have neither capital nor reasons to identify with the needs of capitalism

Marwa El- Shinawy

Bridging the skills gap in Africa

In Africa, unemployment remains a core issue, affecting even those with tertiary qualifications in some parts of the continent. Many of our educational institutions are keen to teach students the skills required to operate in the digital economy

Takreem El Tohamy

Swiss play solves Trump’s riddle

This was always the way with the most controversial president in the American history, who represents a political riddle for both Democrats and Republicans. Ironically, till the present moment, the Democrats have little understanding of how he won the elections of 2016

Marwa El- Shinawy

Dublin Theatre Festival sends message of solidarity to Palestinian people

This year, the festival offers a unique way of addressing the Palestinians’ suffering through representing Justin Butchrer’s Walking to Jerusalem. The play is a creative, artistic work that condemns Balfour Declaration, which was a public statement issued by the British government in 1917 during the WW1 announcing support for the establishment of a “national home for the Jewish people” in Palestine, which was then an Ottoman region with a small Jewish minority

Marwa El- Shinawy

Time for rich countries to pay their climate debts

The problem is that climate change economic impact took its toll on poorer countries. Oxfam, a globally renowned aid and development charity, estimates that between 1998 and 2017, low-income countries reported climate-related disaster losses of $21bn, or an average of 1.8% of GDP.

Mohamed Samir

 Docu-play exposes US police brutality

Recent statistics show that the number of people killed by the US police jumped from 962 in 2015 to 1,164 in 2018. Ironically, there were only 23 days in 2018 where police did not kill someone, according to Mapping Police Violence organisation.

Marwa El- Shinawy

Canadian Musical Commemorates 9/11 and Arabophobia

Another strong theory argues that these attacks were “false- flag” operations directed by right-wingers in the US government to justify military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, asserting that Osama bin Laden was a CIA fabrication and never stopped working for the US secret service. 

Marwa El- Shinawy

Caller ID: Cairo

This is actively supported by government initiatives to attract the growth of call centres in the fields of healthcare, education, and oil and gas

Mahmoud Elleissy Nassef

The Son speaks for victims of divorce

Marriage is no longer seen in the public awareness programmes and the media as a combination of two people working together to achieve their goal—which is a successful marriage. People forgot that marriage is an institution that only grows when the couple involved work hard on their relationship.

Marwa El- Shinawy

Cybersecurity transformation in 2019 and beyond

I’d like to tell you a short story. When working with a client on its security provision, we discovered that it had only devoted 4% of its total IT budget to cybersecurity. “Let’s develop a solution with this 4%,” said the client. It was only at that moment that I realized that cybersecurity is often …

Alexander Moiseev

IMF warns that currency devaluations will not fix a country’s economic problems

Monetary easing can help stimulate domestic demand, which in turn benefits other countries by increasing demand for their goods. The concern, however, is that monetary easing also weakens a country’s exchange rate, making exports more competitive and reducing demand for other countries’ imports as they become more expensive—a phenomenon known as expenditure switching

Gustavo Adler