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In a news story that not many paid attention to two months ago,Egypt's Ministry of Interior released a statement warning citizens not to take part in surveys conducted by companies from abroad over the phone to take public opinion on various issues. The statement refers to these opinion polls as...
The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) issued on Wednesday, the annual edition of the "Egypt in figures." The new edition includes the most recent database and information on demographic statistics covering population, employment, unemployment, birth, death, marriage,...
Maj. Gen. Abu Bakr al-Gendi, head of the Center Of Public Mobilization and Statistics, revealed that the last statistic for Egyptians according to religious affiliation was last conducted in 1986. He pointed out that early 1990s, religious affiliation of persons were annulled. Since then, there...
In its report released recently, Egypt's Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said that there are 3126 churches in Egypt, in addition to dozens of monasteries. The CAPMAS' survey concludes that the number of churches cover 25 percent of Egypt's total population.
Egyptian journalist Muhammad Tāha, the author of a recent book on the Arab Spring, said the social and cultural reality of Egyptian women seems to have gone unchallenged despite their strong participation in the January 25 Revolution.
Commenting on the law on church construction, counselor Naguīb Jubra'īl said that according to the law, the permit for construction is subject to the Christian population density in the assigned locations, taking into consideration the growth of the denomination to specify the space required. 
Amāl Fū'ād Mohammad, head of the Central Department of Population and Social Studies of the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS), on Thursday reviewed the latest statistics, which show the most prominent issues facing girls and women in Egypt between 2008-2015.
President `Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi’s announcement as 2017 being the Year of the Woman renewed hopes of female jurists and feminists that the new year will see more pleasant events, giving women more rights and gains which are currently absent.
Mājid `Osmān, member of the National Council for Women (NCW), said that the greatest challenge for the Council is to work on women's economic empowerment through establishing small scale projects in light of the rise of unemployment rate among women in Egypt to 25%.
Within the framework of ongoing cooperation policy between the newspaper Al-Bawāba News and the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS), we present to our readers the analytical study on this concern conducted by Dr. Mahmūd Ahmad `Abdallah the political science expert in ACRPS and the...
John R. Bradley, a British author and journalist best known for his 2008 book Inside Egypt: the Land of the Pharaohs on the Brink of a Revolution, identifies the Egyptian revolution of 1952 as “a failed revolution” that ended Egypt’s belle époque of the 1930s and 1940s’ cultural heyday. The author...
Today Sunday, at 10:00 pm Egypt's local time, the local population clock indicated the 90-million number as the official population of people in the country.
The Maspero Youths Union criticized the limited representation of Copts in the constitutional assembly, saying that the number given to all three Egyptian churches – four – does not represent the real size of Copts in Egypt. [Shādyah Yūsuf, al-Ahrām, June 12, p. 6] Read original text in Arabic
Kees, Cornelis Hulsman, a prominent Dutch reporter who has been covering Egypt's news, especially those related to the Egyptian Coptic community since 1976. Hulsman is seen in the Netherlands as one of the one of the reference figures and experts in the Egyptian affairs. Hulsman is invited to...
The U.S. Pew Research Center said that the actual population of Copts in Egypt is 4.3 million, including 140,000 Catholics and 250,000 Protestants. [Mustafá Rahūmah and Māhir Hindāwī, al-Watan, May 28, p. 1] Read original text in Arabic
I. Introduction In 2007, Rā’id al-Sharqāwī, a retired Egyptian coast guard intelligence officer, provided former intern Maria Rezzonico figures on the number of Copts in Egypt by governorate. These numbers were never published and so, in December of 2011, Ra’ed was interviewed once more to compile...
Under the title Documented, Accurate Figure – Census of Copts is 18.565.484 million, Mājid 'Attīyah writes in a column in Watanī newspaper of January 15 that Dr. Tharwat Basīlī has said he has a documented, accurate figure of the Coptic population in Egypt and that he challenges anyone who would...
Copts are making about 5% of an Egyptian population of 81 million, which is growing by 4500 souls daily, said Abū Bakr al-Jindī, the president of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). CAPMAS works in accordance with the rules of the global statistics community and...
On November 28, the first round of the elections for Egypt's parliament (the People's Assembly or Majlis Al-Sha'b), start in Egypt. The Egyptian parliament will consist of 498 members. Of these, a third of the seats (166 members) are elected by absolute majority vote in their own electoral district...
In this interview with General Abu Bakr al-Saddīq al-Jindī , the head of the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS), he explains that the Maspero events were shocking to all parties involved: the Supreme Military Council, the government and the Egyptian people. He commented...
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