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Egypt’s battle over buildings: The government takes on informal housing
Mohamed Tarek | In May, Sisi spoke in no uncertain terms and called for informal buildings to be razed to the ground
Mugamma revisited: Reimagining the building and the square
CLUSTER | We propose a range of activities: a library, affordable housing, a hotel, government headquarters.
Floods hit Zarayeb garbage collectors the hardest
Basma Mostafa | "It’s difficult to calculate the number of families ... we receive survivors every 5 minutes."
Leading Warraq Island activist arrested at Cairo airport as land struggle continues
Mostafa Mohie | The island’s residents have been engaged in a long battle over government plans to expropriate land
The Ababda tribe: Scattered by climate change and development initiatives  
Nada Arafat | Parts of the Eastern Desert are being urbanized without the people who have lived there historically
Sources: 3 Warraq activists arrested to pressure residents to make concessions in ongoing land struggle
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | Activists arrested in sting operation to pressure Warraq residents to make concessions
‘Nobody is leaving their homes’: Government decision to reclaim land fuels anger in Warraq Island
Hadeer El-Mahdawy | A Cabinet decision was taken to expropriate land on Warraq Island for public use
A stranger in Sahel
Osman El Sharnoubi | A North Coast roadtrip helps trace the development of Egypt’s class-centered Sahel and its clientele
An interview with UN special rapporteur Leilani Farha on Egypt’s approach to housing
Mostafa Mohie | Mada Masr sits down with UN special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha
 
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Opinion
Sharif Abdel Kouddous
City Limits of the Dead
Our bodies are never safe from the people who rule this place. Not in life, not even in death.
Rana Khazbak
In Egypt, there is no local government
Egypt is considered one of the most centralized countries in the world, ranking 114 out of 158 countries
Amro Ali
A frightening vision: On plans to rebuild the Alexandria Lighthouse
It's no easy feat to restore the seventh wonder of the ancient world, but then along came modern-day
 
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Government campaign to demolish informal buildings sparks anger
Residents mobilize to prevent entry of construction equipment to Warraq Island
Verdict for Warraq residents’ lawsuit against the government set for March 23
At least 22 arrested following dispersal of protest against demolitions of Nazlet al-Semman residential buildings
State Council adjourns Warraq residents’ lawsuit to January 26
Warraq residents protest, prepare to submit appeals against government decision to reclaim land for development
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