Rami Galal

People shop at a liquor store in the Zamalek district of Cairo, Egypt, July 21, 2016.  (photo by MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

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Egypt's alcohol bans keep stirring controversy

Tuesday, May. 30, 2017 | Rami Galal, Contributor

A ban on alcohol during an Islamic holiday has revived debate over the effectiveness and fairness of government attempts to regulate such spirits.

Will Egypt start charging citizens to use Facebook?

Wednesday, May. 3, 2017 | Rami Galal, Contributor

Egypt's parliament is considering a bill to control the use of social media platforms such as Facebook in the name of fighting terrorism and tracking cybercrime.

Egypt contemplates doing away with printed textbooks

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 | Rami Galal, Contributor

A proposal to end the production of free textbooks and make better versions available in an electronic format poses a threat to the state-owned publishing houses that rely on this work.

Egypt's Al-Azhar to open classes for female students in branch campus

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 | Rami Galal, Contributor

The announcement by the Assiut campus of Al-Azhar University to create all-female classes inspired both accolades and complaints from lawmakers and religious scholars.

Egypt's small farmers left in the dust by Sisi's agricultural project

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017 | Rami Galal, Contributor

The first round of the 1.5 Million Feddan Project, launched by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to fight unemployment through sustainable agriculture, stirred angry reactions from small farmers who only received 1% of the lands, while the rest was allocated to big companies.

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Rami Galal is a contributor for Al-Monitor’s Egypt Pulse and works as an investigative reporter for the Rosa el-Youssef website. On Twitter: @ramiglal

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