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Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil (C)prepares to lead the prayer over the coffins of the 16 soldiers killed during an attack on a border crossing post in Northern Sinai, during their funeral on August 7, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt-AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Qandil’s faux independents

The fact that a quarter of ministers in Prime Minister Hesham Qandil’s cabinet remain in posts they held in his predecessor Kamal El-Ganzouri’s cabinet is only the tip of the iceberg

Ahmed Aboulenein

Illicit Gains Authority to tackle high-profile embezzlement

By Moustafa Salah and Wafaa Abdel Bari Judicial sources within the Illicit Gains Authority have said that a schedule is to be put together soon to end the problem of embezzlement of Egyptian funds. The authority plans on addressing the problem in co-operation with the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and European Union countries to which money …

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PM requests daily report on the status of the national electrical grid

Prime Minister Dr Hesham Qandil has requested a daily report on the status of the nation’s electrical grid, in addition to estimates of consumption and production data. In its report to the Prime Minister, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) said that of 218 power stations, 8 are currently suffer operational problems due to …

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Maher Hamoud

Editor’s letter: Morsy, the good brother

Theoretically speaking, we could argue that the one month President Mohamed Morsy has spent in office is not enough to judge his performance as Egypt’s first leader after the revolution. However, practically speaking, it seems enough. Given a few facts regarding Morsy’s attainment of the presidency, we can understand feelings of anger among the electorate, …

Maher Hamoud

Ziad Akl

Qandil’s Government: failing the political diversity test

It is too early to judge the policies or the performance of Hesham Qandil’s government, but it is a suitable time to judge the political significance of its makeup and what this represents. The selection of ministers in Qandil’s government is the first real step towards creating President Mohamed Morsy’s administration. During his first month …

Ziad A. Akl

At least think clean!

By Alya Essam Driving out of Cairo’s neighbourhood of Dokki last weekend, I saw a group of youthful girls and boys dressed up in yellow phosphoric coloured vests and latex gloves. A group was holding brooms, and the other was simply collecting piles of waste in the nearest green-coloured garbage bins. I mumbled and recalled …

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Morsy, the Brotherhood, and Qandil scrutinised

President Morsy, the Muslim Brotherhood, and newly appointed Prime Minister Hesham Qandil, remain the focus of opinion writing. The relationship between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Egyptian intelligentsia has raised the concern of many who are fearful of Islamists excluding opposing voices within the art and culture realm. Meanwhile, it is suggested that the possibility …

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On Hesham Qandil’s appointment as Egypt’s new premier

By Alia Assam All hopes for the appointment of the Muslim Brotherhood’s powerful icon, Khayrat Al-Shatiron, to the head of the cabinet came to an end with President Morsy’s selection of Hesham Qandil to be the Second Republic’s first Prime Minister. While most revolutionary political movements have not commented whether in favour or support of …

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