Opening up positions of political power to women will lead to effective and better implemented development policies.
The threat to use force to defend Egypt's right to water from the Nile has been a common theme through successive governments.
At first, the 2010s seemed full of hope for democracy. The picture today is rather more complicated.
Among the Christians of the Middle East, the largest number – some eight million or so – is of Egypt’s Copts. Here's their story.