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Civil society workers ask for freedom, end of threats

Following the ministry’s decision, 29 NGOs responded through a joint statement announcing their rejection of the law, as it “allows the administrative authority to severely interfere with the NGOs’ affairs, objecting and cancelling their decisions, and ignoring their independence”.

Menna Zaki

US government and Egypt’s civil society promote consumer rights

Over 300 Egyptians generated recommendations to strengthen the consumer protection law in Egypt at an event in Alexandria sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).  Organised in coordination with the Egyptian Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) and three civil society groups, this event increased public awareness regarding consumer rights and regulations. “USAID has been …

Daily News Egypt

The rise of civil society groups in Africa

By André-Michel Essoungou Under the glaring sun of a recent Monday, an unusual group of protesters marched on the streets of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. All dressed in black “to mourn the loss of Uganda’s public money through corruption,” as some of them pointedly explained to reporters. “Return our money and resign,” read one of the …

Daily News Egypt