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Egypt Appoints 5th Female Judicial Chief as Head of Administrative Prosecution Authority

A positive step in a bright direction for the country's underutilised female workforce.

Earlier this week, the Egyptian Government has appointed Amany Badr Eddin el-Rafei as the Head of the Administrative Prosecution Authority (APA), according to Egypt's official Gazette. Counselor El-Rafei's appointment as the head of the APA would make her the 5th woman appointed as a judicial chief in Egypt, a step in a positive direction for the country to be sure. Amany will be officially starting on July 1st, however she is expected to retire in February 2019, but will remain in office until June 30th 2019. 

The APA is responsible for monitoring every single civil servant in Egypt in all ministries and on all levels, as well as investigate any sort of financial or administrative crime that may have been committed. The APA also serves as an internal reporting mechanism for public officials and civil servants who wish to lodge any complaints or report corruption, as seen on Egypt Today. El-Rafei graduated from Alexandria University in 1971 with a Bachelors in Law and a Masters in Public Law in 1973. She began working for the APA in 1975 in Alexandria and was then promoted to work in the Technical office of the APA Chairman in 1994 according to Egypt Today.

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