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Two years after the deadly Battle of the Camel, the people behind the attack have yet to be brought to justice
A common practice in Egypt has been to label your opposition as thugs, anti-Islamists or remnants of the former regime. These kabels are applied all too frequently and all too easily, as a means to justify one group’s actions over another. a closer look at the battle that took place on 2 February 2011 shows there were legitimate grounds for concern among the “regime remnants” that attacked the square that day; just as the revolutionaries fought for their lives, so too did their opposition
Main events from the tumultuous days of Janaury and February 2011 that came to define Egypt’s most recent revolution
Alongside the killed an injured, the 25 January revolution also claimed many victims who disappeared
The Ikhwan’s role in the revolution
Prominent and contradictory role played by the armed forces in the 25 January revolution
Many are hesitant about terming what happened in Egypt on 25 January 2011 a “revolution”. Their justification is that a revolution must break away from the past socially, politically and economically to create a new status quo. And this is not the case in Egypt. Yet. Egypt is undergoing political and economic change, but many people claim that socially nothing changed, at least positively. While it might take years to fully examine the changes in social and familial attitudes and behaviours, it is hard to turn a blind eye to the changes that have already occurred two years after 25 January 2011. Daily News Egypt speaks Egyptians and their families who have experienced changes that would not have occurred without the “revolution”.
Right next to the historical pyramids, horses live alongside poor Egyptians, in Nazlet El-Semman
The role of ultra soccer fans in the Arab spring
Is eliminating private tuition from the educational process in Egypt really possible?
Cheating is a widespread behavioural pattern among Egyptian students that goes often unpunished rendering the parties involved in education responsible
The prevalence of Turkish soap operas on Egyptian television is disproportionate, and especially among women their popularity is startling
As Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas, hope and fear surrounds Egypt’s future
Ten of our best features in 2012
Understanding the grey between black and white
When poverty and lack of awareness turns marriage to a business deal; this deal plagues some poor villages and urban areas in Egypt
Sexual abuse in Egypt is a great taboo but it is the victims who pay the price for society’s intolerance
“The children we deprive today of their childhood, will deprive us from their youthful energies in the future” Dr Samar Youssef
The continuing battles of an independent activist in Palestine
Egypt ended 2011 with street fighting that left many dead
The 6 April Youth Movement which started with a Facebook group is one of the most powerful political movements today
Downtown Cairo is Egypt’s heart of cultural and political dynamism and coffeehouses have long been a contributing force in that momentum. Some of them belong to the past but still serve the present. Daily News Egypt visits Cairo’s historical coffeehouses and examines their impact on politics and culture.
How independent musicians suffer to present their art and dream of a diverse market in which they can achieve recognition
Early marriage in Egypt is a prevalent problem, too often framed within a religious vs. secular debate
Images tell the story of Egypt’s constitutional crisis
After the revolution, strolling around the streets of Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura or other big cities is never boring. Now like never before, you might run into marches, graffiti, posters and video projection that women political parties, groups and activists hold. Women activists have created many initiatives and campaigns to campaign for their rights. Daily News Egypt speaks to some of these emerging initiatives, their goals and activities, evaluates their impact and what it takes for them to reach their aims.
How a new governmental institution hopes to reduce the stigma of disability
A lenient visa system and a sympathetic populist president have seen Syrian refugee numbers swell in Egypt as Syria’s neighbours reach their capacity
Street vendors pose many challenges to the government, would policing them solve the problem?
The tale of one of the most iconic streets of the revolution