Show comments As Egypt marks the fifth anniversary of the revolution on 25 January, it looks back on five years of rapid political change, social dislocation and economic turmoil. During the mids, growth in gross domestic product GDP averaged an impressive seven percent annually.
Court upholds Mubarak and sons' corruption convictions Court's rejection of their appeals blocks a potential political challenge to current President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. Reuters] The highest appeals court in Egypt rejected a motion by former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons to overturn their corruption convictions related to his nearly year rule.
Egypt's Court of Cessation denied the Mubaraks' appeals on Saturday. Mubarak, 90, Gamal, and his third son Alaa were sentenced in to three years' imprisonment each for using funds originally intended for the maintenance of presidential palaces to build and upgrade private residences.
The sons were released in and Mubarak was freed last year. Alaa and Gamal are currently on trial for insider trading. Gamal wielded vast influence in Egypt during the final years of Mubarak's rule.
Rizq first warned Gamal Mubarak against harbouring presidential ambitions in an article published in May. He repeated the warning in a television interview earlier this week. Real challenge to Sisi? Ex-president Hosni Mubarak freed after six year-detention 2: Egypt's constitution prohibits Sisi from running for a third term in office, but his supporters have raised the spectre of amending the charter to allow him to do so, or extend the duration of his term.
Sisi won a second, four-year term in office this year in an election in which his only opponent was a little-known politician viewed as among his staunchest supporters. Riza's attack on Gamal Mubarak mirrors past campaigns by the pro-government media against potential challengers to Sisi, which have included personal attacks and unsubstantiated accusations.
The suggestion that Gamal might strike a deal with the Brotherhood to rise to power carries a thinly veiled threat given the country's political climate, where suspicion of links to the group has provided authorities with grounds to imprison critics, including some with established secular credentials.
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It was originally symbolic of a higher spiritual power or God, a watchful caretaker of humanity or an awakened spiritual part within. But these days it has quite. Corruption is rampant, especially, in the business sector according to EJB board member and head of the anti-corruption task force, Qusay Salama, who told ABR that corruption in Egypt mostly lies in “the business-to-government interface” in the form of bribes, gifts and facilitation of payments or extortions.
Egypt's Court of Cessation denied the Mubaraks' appeals on Saturday. Mubarak, 90, Gamal, and his third son Alaa were sentenced in to three years' imprisonment each for using funds originally. In the case of Egypt, a US State Department document three years ago noted "the military's strong influence in Egypt's economy" and that "military-owned companies, often run by retired generals, are particularly active in the water, olive oil, cement, construction, hotel and gasoline industries".
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