A new AUC-based group has come to the fore to expose corruption and represent the community, one of its representatives has told The Caravan. But the group says it has chosen to remain anonymous for the time being.
The AUC Front’s newly-formed accounts on Twitter and Facebook published leaked documents last week revealing some of AUC’s finances, including salaries of members of the senior administration, finances for ‘celebration’ ceremonies, invoices for purchases and other financial information.
For 30 years, AUC has hosted Egyptian antiquities from different eras of history, yet most students, faculty and staff have never seen them or even knew about them. The existence of these antiquities was only revealed to the public after they were stolen in late 2010 and the media publicized the theft. The Caravan has conducted an investigation into this matter.
A growing number of Egyptians are playing it safe, preferring to wait until after the presidential elections to decide whether to invest in local markets.
Many have cited the current political and economic instability as a hindrance to traditional spending habits and say these have curbed their choices to invest in industry, manufacturing and real estate.
The role of women has become a central theme following the January 25 popular uprising. Tens of thousands of women participated in the protests, dozens were killed; dozens more were briefly incarcerated.
How society views women came into full focus when the "virginity tests" scandal made headlines.
Samira Ibrahim, one of the female protesters who had to endure a "virginity test", filed a case against the military, which eventually resulted in the acquittal of the doctor who performed the tests.
Presidential campaigning kicked off on May 1 paving the way for a flurry of slogans, party promises and propaganda designed to convince the electorate whom to vote for on May 23 and 24.
Among the tens of thousands of posters, banners and fliers throughout Egypt one finds "We'll Make a Dream Come True", "Up for the Challenge", "Project of a Nation", or "One of Us" in addition to other slogans.
"One of Us" was perhaps the first to emerge as the slogan of leftist candidate, Hamdeen Sabbahy.
Cairo, a city that is over 1,000 years old, was originally developed in the late 19th century to be home to a maximum of six million inhabitants. Since then it has undergone numerous development and expansion projects becoming Greater Cairo, the 16th largest city in the world with a population of 18-22 million.
But as development projects focus outward with the establishment of new cities, there is a concern that downtown Cairo may be overlooked.
Egypt's economic challenges may have been overshadowed by the drama of everyday politics as presidential elections loom, but experts warn that the country's fiscal health is the elephant in the room that should not be ignored any longer.
Walk down a busy street or café and you will hear the majority of Egyptians talking about the impact of the January 25 Revolution, the clashes over the nomination of the candidates for the presidential elections, the rewriting of the constitution, and the role the military is playing.
As presidential hopefuls launch their campaigns against the backdrop of the recent violence in Abbasiya, a number of Egyptian cinema insiders have expressed their fears of possible more stringent restrictions and censorship rules.
There are also fears that the Islamist-dominated committee to rewrite the constitution might introduce codes which restrict the freedom of artists.
Every election season in spring, low voter turnout at the Student Union presidential elections indicate that AUC students are not particularly interested in the electing their representatives, and show little concern with student politics in general. According to a poll conducted by The Caravan last week, 37 percent of the students surveyed are planning not to vote.
At a time when independent Egyptian media has become significant in Egypt's democratic process, it is upsetting to hear that the Daily News Egypt has closed down.
The Daily News Egypt (DNE), an independent newspaper that has been operating for seven years, decided that Thursday, April 17 would be their last day as a functioning newspaper due to problems with its investors.