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The dirty secret behind some of Cairo’s development dreams

Headline Title:  The dirty secret behind some of Cairo’s development dreams 14 November 2013 Egyptian lawyer Abdel Nasser Ahmed Mohamed Alsayed still struggles to live with the memories of the day he was forced out of his house in Old Cairo.It was March 2009. Riot police showed up, beat him and threw his belongings out the window. Lorries then took his furniture, books and everything he worked hard for to ‘6 October City’ and dumped them on the street.The Egyptian authorities gave Abdel Nasser a small flat, 45 kilometres outside Old Cairo, but he never got a contract so he now faces…

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