Egyptian slum-dwellers fail to see change

Many suffering from lack of basic needs say interim government has failed to help them 15 months after revolution.

    Millions of slum-dwellers across Egypt have long suffered from a lack of basic needs, including running water, electricity and education.

    They had hoped that the revolution that deposed the government of Hosni Mubarak would bring essential changes to their communities. 

    But 15 months after Mubarak fell from power, many say the new interim government has failed to improve their lives.

    Al Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal reports from Tabyit Hoda, an Egyptian slum district, where locals voiced doubts that the country's upcoming elections would usher change.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.