What this car accident tells us about Egyptian police
An average of 17 people die per day on Egyptian roads (Shutterstock)
What I learned about Egypt from a car crash
Each year, thousands of road accidents across Egypt cause serious injuries for some and reap the lives of others. In 2014, the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) recorded a total of 14,403 road accidents which claimed the lives of 6,226 people and led to the injury of 24,154 others – meaning an average of 17 people die on Egyptian roads per day. Last April, my mother and I were yet another two additions to the 2015 toll of accidents. But what was even more frightening than the accident was how little value our well being and safety had amid the corruption which proved to overrule the law.
Source: Egyptian Streets
You think there is no alternative to Sisi’s regime in Egypt? Think again
Professor Emad Shahin has identified three scenarios for political change in Egypt – all of them, he says, are better than the current reality.
Source: Your Middle East
World Refugee Day: Iran’s Exiled Journalists
World Refugee Day happened on Saturday, and to mark this Iran Wire looked at the many journalists that have been persecuted and exiled from their country.
Source: Iran Wire