The recent decision by the Egyptian Tax Authority to apply income taxes on social media influencers is creating a hot debate. A huge number of Egyptians, of all ages and backgrounds, are earning living by creating media content on YouTube and Facebook platforms in particular. There is no solid statistics on how much money they make. But, to put things into perspective, it is important to notice that almost all famous media personalities who worked on traditional television stations for years, have been moving their work to YouTube.
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The so-called “national dialogue” in Egypt had little to do with its glamorous title. It is neither a dialogue nor a national matter. Instead, it is a state-sponsored speaker series with an ever-extending time frame, carefully designed to co-opt weak but vocal opposition to President al-Sisi and to improve Cairo’s tarnished image in the West.
How the Egyptian Navy was transformed from struggling to barely survive on old and rusty equipment and devout, but modestly educated, personnel to an advanced and well-equipped naval force, that is ranked among the top ten worldwide, in a matter of five years?
It would be a delusion to assume that the dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia, over the building and filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), has not, yet, escalated into a state of war. Egypt and Ethiopia have already been engaged in war-level conflicts, since Ethiopia announced its intention to build the dam on the upstream of the Blue Nile, in 2009. Although, it is not a traditional war, in the form of deploying tanks and fighter jets against each other; it may get to the point soon. Should a military conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia erupts, it will not only affect the security of Africa but also the security of the Middle East and the stability of Europe.
It is not a coincidence that the Egyptian President has chosen the Cathedral to deliver an assuring message to the Egyptian people about state efforts to overcome the economic crisis.
Religion is the most important and the most ignored factor hindering the Egyptian state’s quest to control the overpopulation crisis.
Exploring the dimensions of the relationship between Egypt and the United States and its impact on improving human rights conditions and liberal democratization in general, in addition to influencing the course of events on regional conflicts.
Brief analysis on the impact of the economic crisis in Egypt on the approval ratings of the Egyptian president El-Sisi.
This paper analyzes the roots of the chronic political and socio-economic crises that kept the Egyptian economy suffering for seven decades.
Exploring the changing trends of terrorist activities in Sinai and its impact on Egypt’s national security