December 5, 2016

Economic development as a multi-causal issue


To discuss how economic development is a multi-causal issue, we need to start by distinguishing between “economic development” and “economic growth”. Economic growth is basically an increase in the country’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP), which is not always translated into a more developed country. On the other hand, “Economic Development” is a wider concept which […]

Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation

An estimated 135 million of the world’s girls and women have undergone genital mutilation, and two million girls a year are at risk of mutilation – approximately 6,000 per day. It is practiced extensively in Africa and is common in some countries in the Middle East. It also occurs, mainly among immigrant communities, in parts of Asia and the Pacific, North and Latin America and Europe. In the Middle East, FGM is practiced in Egypt, Oman, Yemenand the United Arab Emirates.

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Egypt’s External debt


اضغط هنا للنسخة العربي Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been swept from power by extraordinary public demonstrations against his corrupt regime, but unless we all act now he could take billions in stolen public money with him. Mubarak is estimated to have amassed up to $70 billion across the world! Governments have just days […]

Egypt’s road accidents higher than official statistics claim

A microbus hit by a train in Mansoura

Traffic crashes killed 8500 people and injured 35,000 in 2010 in Egypt, according to an Arab NGO!

Adel al-Kashef, head of the Cairo-based Arab Road Association, said the Egyptian government “is trying to impose a blackout on the real number of road accident victims.”