Ahmed Gomaa

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on May 29 signed a law that further restricts the operations of NGOs in Egypt. Here, he speaks at the Ittihadiya presidential palace in Cairo on May 26, 2017, following an attack by gunmen in Minya.  (photo by The Egyptian Presidency/Handout)

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Egypt's new NGO law will further shackle civil society

Sunday, Jun. 11, 2017 | Ahmed Gomaa, Contributor

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi promulgated a new law May 29 that regulates the work of NGOs, but local and international human rights activists and groups say the law is repressive and imposes unprecedented draconian restrictions.

What’s behind controversial new initiative from Egyptian Islamist group?

Friday, May. 5, 2017 | Ahmed Gomaa, Contributor

The Egyptian government and different parties in the Sinai Peninsula turned a deaf ear to the Save Sinai initiative, a proposal launched by Gamaa Islamiya aimed at halting violence in the region.

Do oil shipments to Egypt mark new chapter for Egypt, Saudi relations?

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Ahmed Gomaa, Contributor

Egypt has announced the resumption of Saudi oil shipments in what appears to be a move toward reducing the tension between both countries that has escalated over the past years, mainly over the Syrian crisis.

Is quest to increase Egypt's presidential terms really altruistic?

Friday, Mar. 10, 2017 | Ahmed Gomaa, Contributor

Egyptian politicians and the public are skeptical about a lawmaker's attempt to lengthen the presidential term.

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Ahmed Gomaa is an Egyptian journalist currently working as an editor for political affairs at Al-Musawar magazine and as an editor for Masrawy. On Twitter: @AhmedGomaa252

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