Tagged with Corruption

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Starts and Fits

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Starts and Fits

God, It can be difficult to begin again. Promising signs give way to more trouble. Egypt is looking to rebuild after several hard years of revolution. Be with her. The president has launched a new administrative capital city to house government by the end of the decade. But will it end as previous efforts, Cairo … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Bread and Entry

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Bread and Entry

God, Facing a severe decline in tourism, Egypt doubles the entry fee. Facing corruption in the bread market, Egypt scales back supply. Both decisions can be seen as sensible, God, but outcry is loud and execution haphazard. Give wisdom for right policy. Immediately the government postponed the visa price hike, and hints a final decision … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Review and Oversight

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Review and Oversight

God, As the Egyptian parliament begins its constitutional mandate, provide it the wisdom necessary to serve the country well. Its first task is the review the dozens of laws passed in its absence. Given the restricted timeframe of fifteen days, they are widely expected to pass the great majority. But particular attention will be given … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Corruption and Economy

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Corruption and Economy

God, Will Egypt be serious? Can it be? Is tackling corruption really part of the agenda? Cries of corruption are a time-tested way to taint an opponent. Given its assumed pervasiveness they may even be true. But as the minister of agriculture falls, as does – ironically – an anti-corruption activist, help the government tackle … Continue reading

Egypt and FIFA

Egypt and FIFA

First off, congratulations to the USA for winning the Women’s World Cup. But with corruption allegations throwing FIFA into a tailspin, here are some interesting tidbits from Egypt. First, on the nation’s resistance to corruption, said to cost it the 2010 World Cup. From Ahram Online: Egypt refused to pay a $7 million bribe to … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Declaring Reform

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Declaring Reform

God, The public statements coming out of Egypt are positive. Help the public reform to follow. You know what is needed, God, but officials surely have an idea as well. The housing minister announced efforts to eliminate slums within a year. The interior minister called on citizens to report police abuse. And following visits by … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Judicial Independence

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Judicial Independence

God, Not one conviction was levied against those who killed protestors during the January 25 revolution. This fact is still not yet fully explained, but raised questions of whether or not Egypt’s judicial system functions independently of the powers-that-be. These questions continue today. But this week a few Muslim Brotherhood members were found innocent of … Continue reading

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Jazeera Journalism

Friday Prayers for Egypt: Jazeera Journalism

God, Journalism is a difficult job, largely dependent on the conscience of the journalist. But not far removed is the outlet that pays the bills. Equidistant is the government which grants the credentials. For all plying this trade in Egypt, God, give them grace, courage, humility, and discernment. Show them what stories to tell. Find … Continue reading