Rights groups warn that rulers across the region are stepping up efforts to silence political dissent
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In Egypt, dozens of activists have been arrested in a series of sweeping raids in recent days
Egypt has blocked the website of an independent Turkish newspaper in English as it steps up censorship
Egypt’s blocking of 64 websites that are not aligned to state media’s narrative is part of crackdown
The widening age gap between African leaders and their populations is a cause for concern. For instance, in 2016, the average median age of the African population was 20, while the average age for Heads of State was 66.
Despite assurances from Sissi, many are wondering if the polls can ever be truly free and fair under him
Observers say move is part of a wider intensification in Egypt’s crackdown on media and dissenting voices
Egypt has blocked the website of one of its most prominent financial newspapers on Sunday
Khalid Ali has not been informed of the charges against him nor confronted with any evidence
Aya Hijazi and her husband Mohammed founded an organization that helps impoverished children