Author: Maged Mandour

Amy Ezzat prepares a vaccine-shaped cake reading "coronavirus vaccine" and "Bye Bye Corona" written with edible sugar sheets and fondant at her house to give it to COVID-19 patients at a hospital, in Cairo, Egypt, 25 January 2021 (photo: Reuter/Hanaa Habib)

Egypt plays politics with poverty

President Sisi’s COVID-19 divisive vaccine strategy

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi (l) and French President Emmanuel Macron in front of the Elysee Palace in Paris (photo: picture-alliance/ABACA/Eliot Blandet)

Egypt – Dollars to despots

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi's international patrons

Rod al-Farag axis bridge in Cairo, Egypt, opened by President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi in May 2019 (photo: picture-alliance/Photoshot/A. Gomaa)

Egypt's deepening economic crisis

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Abdul Fattah al-Sisi’s vanity projects

Supporters of Egypt's army chief General Abdul Fattah al-Sisi hold a poster of Sisi in Tahrir square in Cairo, on the third anniversary of Egypt's uprising, 25 January 2014 (photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany)

Egyptʹs political future

Generalissimo Sisi

A Cairo street sign showing Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi ahead of the presidential election, 25 March 2018 (photo: Reuters/A. Awad)

Sisi and the military

Egyptʹs sham modernity

Aya Hijazi, founder of a non-governmental organisation that looks after street children, sits in a holding cell of a Cairo courthouse on charges of human trafficking, sexual exploitation of minors and using children in protests, 23.03.2017 (photo: Reuters/Mohamed Abd El Ghany)

Societal repression in Egypt

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The tentacles of autocracy

President Abdul Fattah Al-Sisi meeting in Cairo with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu on 29.05.2017 (photo: Vitaly Belousov/Sputnik/dpa)

Abdul Fattah al-Sisi′s totalitarian state

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