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Managing editor Rana Allam

The media talks to ghosts

On Thursday 4 July, state owned news agency MENA and several international agencies, reported that the Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Badie, was arrested along with his deputy Khairat El-Shater.  We published the news. On Friday 5 July, Badie was giving a speech from the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in where thousands of his supporters …

Rana Allam

A petition to international media

By Ahmed El-Ashram I and millions of Egyptian people are following the international media coverage of recent developments in Egypt with profound disappointment. Unlike the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak from power, this one is met with abundant discontent and antipathy. Arguably, the precedent that this publicly-backed coup has set seems threatening to the US-planned …

Daily News Egypt

Split second

By Philip Whitfield Was it a coup d’etat, half a coup, coup-lite or just plain old martial law? The top brass gave Morsi just enough rope to hang himself to execute their mission: divide and rule. Not so fast, say some. It’s our revolution, not theirs. If you want to pray the worldwide court of …

Daily News Egypt

True people power in Egypt

Egypt has a rare opportunity to build a unique direct democracy – without a president or political parties – tailored to its needs that could also serve as a model for other Arab countries. In my previous article, I promised to outline a vision for Egypt’s democratic future. But in order to do so, we …

Khaled Diab

Dr H.A. Hellyer

Morsi’s best contribution to Egypt would be to make peace

“Help us make sense of this?” That is usually the question an analyst gets asked. The good ones tend to try their best, with as many qualifications as possible, knowing that they cannot possibly account for all the variables. They also know who else to direct people to, in order to get a wider, more …

Dr H.A. Hellyer

The unprofessional coverage of the ‘coup’

A coup d’etat is, according to Oxford English Dictionary, “a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government”. According to western media, this is what happened in Egypt on 3 July. It’s all cut and dry for the all-knowing western media who decided to label what happened a “coup”, not caring for what …

Sara Abou Bakr

Ousting Morsi: A Pyrrhic victory?

Analysts and pundits inside and outside Egypt are deliberating and wondering what exactly happened in the country. People are asking questions such as: “Was it a coup d’état? What do the US and the world think of us?” Others are taking on the news channels and blogs, venomously rejecting the notion that this was indeed …

Dr Mohamed Fouad

The winding path of Egypt’s revolution

By Dr Brecht De Smet There are many ways to interpret the 30 June protests and former president Mohamed Morsi’s exit. From a formal democratic perspective, the military intervention constituted a coup against a legitimate president. From the viewpoint of secularism, the fall of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood signals the end of Islamist encroachment. …

Daily News Egypt

Thus spoke the Egyptians: Why is it not a coup?

When we celebrated the end of Mubarak’s rule on 11 February 2011, we did not expect to do it again two and a half years later. This is not one of the articles that talk about how great the Egyptian people are, and start taking you in an endless journey through historical achievements that date …

Ziad A. Akl

Egypt’s coup de quoi!?

What happened in Egypt was not a ‘coup’. It was the millions on the streets, not dressed in khaki, who democratically ejected Morsi. Now they must finish the job of removing the military from politics. As an Egyptian abroad, I cannot but bow my head in admiration and appreciation at what my compatriots have achieved …

Khaled Diab

Op-Ed Review: The army, Brotherhood dreams and governance

Ahdaf Soueif On the people, and the army Al-Shorouk Newspaper Author AhdafSoueif begins her article: “The people celebrated the Armed Forces statement, and before the statement, on Sunday night, people chanted ‘Come down Sisi, Morsi is not my president’.  When the military helicopters flew over protesters before the presidential palace, it was a block of …

Thoraia Abou Bakr


In Pictures: Protesters flock to Al-Qobba Palace

Protesters demanding the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, flocked to Al-Qobba palace on Wednesday afternoon to listen to the much anticipated statement by the Egyptian Armed forces. The atmosphere at the palace was festive with protesters sharing their own view on different scenarios after the removal of the current president. In a statement on Tuesday, …

Daily News Egypt