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Year End 2014: What has the president accomplished so far?

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi made several economic promises to Egyptians prior to his election. Daily News Egypt reviews the goals set and analyses how far along they are from realisation. Prior to election, then-political candidate Al-Sisi cited “national security” concerns for not sharing his detailed vision. Al-Sisi stated that only the broad lines of his …

Sara Aggour

Algeria presidential campaign winds up with recriminations

AFP-  Final campaign rallies were held for Algeria’s presidential election on Sunday after the incumbent Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his only real rival Ali Benflis waged a war of words. The 77-year-old Bouteflika, despite ailing health and not even appearing in person on the campaign trail, remains favourite to win a fourth term in Thursday’s poll …

Daily News Egypt

The United Bank participates in CBE’s mortgage funding initiative

The United Bank has joined the Central Bank of Egypt in a scheme that aims to boost Egypt’s economy and real estate market by refinancing mortgage customers at discounted prices. According to Reuters, the central bank said Tuesday it would allocate EGP 10bn ($1.44bn) for low-cost housing projects. The money will be deposited to banks, …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian female youth and their labour market

Recently, I was stunned. I had quite a surprising experience while interviewing a young, Egyptian woman for a basic entry-level analyst-type position. From my perspective, the interview was going well. The young woman was bright and seemed to have many of the qualities I was looking for in a candidate. As we were wrapping up, …

Iris Boutros