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Presidents Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Emmanuel Macron met in France last October and discussed combatting terrorism and human rights issues. October 24, 2017 (Egyptian Presidency)

With Its Government’s Blessing, a French Company Has Sold Spying Tools to Egypt

The administration of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi bought surveillance technologies from the French cybersecurity company Ercom in 2014, according to a report published on March 26 by the French weekly magazine Télérama. The purchase, which was approved by the French government, increases threats to Egyptians’ rights to private communications and correspondence, and puts the […]

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The Egyptian activist group April 6 Movement tweeted this image on February 8, 2018, under the hashtag "Sinai out of the coverage area."

“Out of Coverage Area:” Sinai Peninsula Residents Unreachable

للقراءة باللغة العربية The Egyptian Armed Forces announced Friday morning the start of a military operation to root out “terrorists and criminal elements and organizations” from northern and central Sinai, west of the Nile valley, and the Nile Delta. Dubbed “Comprehensive Operation: Sinai 2018,” the military campaign against armed militants is accompanied by a complete […]

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