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Egypt’s battle over buildings: The government takes on informal housing
| In May, Sisi spoke in no uncertain terms and called for informal buildings to be razed to the ground
16 September 2020
12 min read
Sisi seems to reverse position on local council elections, speaker blames ‘deep state’ for delay of bill in Parliament
The delay may point to a power struggle between security and intelligence agencies, sources say.
22 January 2020
Armed Forces Land Projects Agency
11 min read
The new administrative capital: Outside the state budget or outside public accountability?
| The project’s finances are not subject to any public oversight or accountability
25 May 2019
8 min read
Housing minister sentenced for failing to uphold judicial verdict
| Will Housing Minister Mostafa Madbuly be the latest in a slew of officials to dodge these charges?
19 May 2017
16 min read
Development ‘alternatives’ raise fear of forced relocation from Maspero Triangle
Mostafa Mohie and Waad Ahmed
| Maspero Triangle residents fear state plans to develop the area will force them to “self-relocate”
16 March 2017
9 min read
Ministry announces more plans to solve Egypt’s urban housing crises
| Egyptian Housing Minister Mostafa Madbuly announced on Sunday that the government will invest LE10 billion
3 January 2016
2015 Egypt Economic Development Conference
15 min read
Egypt’s new capital: A city for investments or for alleviating overpopulation?
| After Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb announced plans to build The Capital Cairo at Egypt’s economic
22 March 2015
Urbanization, informal areas and the new Cabinet
Since the mid-1990s, the Egyptian government has adopted neoliberal economic policies, reflected in real
20 September 2015
How rent could solve the housing problem
In a previous article I pointed out four main challenges for the housing minister in providing adequate
19 May 2014
7 min read
State Council adjourns Warraq residents’ lawsuit to January 26
22 December 2018
3 min read
Mubarak-era housing minister gets 3 years prison for corrupt real estate deals
21 September 2015
4 min read
EIPR: Housing policies fail to benefit the poor
23 July 2014
2 min read
In Greater Cairo, 40 percent live in informal housing
2 January 2014
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