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Managing editor Rana Allam

If you are not with us, you are against us

For three years, Egyptians have been taking to the streets demanding democracy, social justice and freedom, and for three years they have been denied. They are being cornered over and over into making tough choices, then end up choosing what they deem “less horrible” and the results have never lived up to their aspirations. As …

Rana Allam

New history lessons in Egypt

By Tom Rollins The history of the Egyptian revolution is still being written. At one time that might have been an optimistic slogan scrawled somewhere on Mohamed Mahmoud or a cutesy ending to a book destined for the bestseller shelves. The Generals and The Pharoahs: Egypt in Counter-revolution by Professor A. Whoever. It could still do quite …

Daily News Egypt

The Sisi Propaganda

So the day is done and as expected millions took to the streets in response to General Abdul Fatah Al-Sisi’s call to authorise the army to “fight terrorism.” Scenes from yesterday’s different marches and demonstrations show how confusing things were. It was indeed more of a pro-army and pro-Sisi mobilisation than an anti-terrorism event. I …

Ziad A. Akl

When was the army outside of the political game in Egypt?

Those who say that what happened on 30 June was a popular revolution supported by the army do not deny that it was the main reason behind the achievement of their goal in overthrowing Morsi, just like it was on 25 January in overthrowing Mubarak. Like Mubarak, Morsi has supporters who believe that he is …

Farid Zahran

The murky waters of June 30, part 3:Old players and new games

As we move ahead as a nation with a new transition plan, it’s important to note who is and who isn’t a player in this new phase, and where they fall in this new state order. People who are out of the stage of influence are both the Muslim Brotherhood and the independent Jan 25 …

Mahmoud Salem


In Pictures: Deadly clashes along the Corniche

By Aaron T. Rose Clashes erupted late Monday afternoon in the Cairo neighbourhood of Garden City along the Corniche and in front of the British and American Embassiesbetween pro- and anti-Morsi demonstrators. State-runAl-Ahram Online reported one person dead and 21 injured. The violence began shortly after 4 o’clock as a peaceful pro-Morsi demonstration in front …

Daily News Egypt

Post-Morsi economy: bullish or bearish?

Many domestic businessmen, however, disagree; a number have already expressed optimism since the ousting of former president Mohamed Morsi on 3 July, citing a mostly-gaining stock exchange benchmark index, a slight increase in the value of the local currency, and an influx of foreign aid.

Hend El-Behary

Mob rule

By Philip Whitfield I don’t have to be here. Shouldn’t be, according to some who brand the likes of me Peeping Toms. They say we’re voyeurs reporting naughtiness we’re not supposed to see. They’d rather we skulk around Northern Ireland counting the bandaged heads of police and politicians bashed up during their marching season. Egypt’s …

Daily News Egypt

The Cabinet dilemma

The newly appointed Egyptian prime minister is currently undergoing the most difficult part of his job: forming the Cabinet. Hazem El-Beblawi was not the choice of the Egyptian youth. Close to 77 years old, he is far from the young visionary or the “revolutionary” that the predominantly youthful nation yearned for. When state-owned agencies broke …

Sara Abou Bakr

Egypt in another transition, what to expect this time?

Indeed, Egyptian people together with the Egyptian state have proved to be much more interesting than the majority would have thought. What happened in the beginning of July was surprising to so many people around the world and once more, to Egyptians themselves. A week ago we were busy debating terminology and whether what happened …

Ziad A. Akl


By Dr Mohamed Fouad The following is not for the faint hearted, the revolutionary buffs, the hopeless romantics and the easily agitated ones. You need to “marinate” on these thoughts a bit in order for them to sink in, or not. During the famed 18 days in 2011, I sat with a tenured and experienced …

Dr Mohamed Fouad

From the heart of Egypt: When media betrays history

By Dr Dalia A Kader As history is being shaped yet again in the land of the Nile, politicians and their international media machines are hijacking western public opinion. Both have long ago mastered misrepresentation of facts. The result has been a disconnection and a dire miscommunication among societies; so grave that humanity at large …

Daily News Egypt