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      Archive: 4/24/2012

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        4/24/2012, Iyar 2, 5772

      Egyptian Crackdown Denies Licenses to American NGOs

      Egyptian authorities have refused to license eight American civil society groups, including the election-monitoring Carter Centre, MENA, the state news media reported. The crackdown on foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in Egypt comes only a month prior to the country’s first presidential elections since Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power.