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Who is responsible for the disbanding of the national partnership?

I have no problem with replacing the 30 June alliance term with the national partnership. Recently, I have used the term 30 June alliance to refer to the alliance formed between the old state supporters, the democratic entities and the army. This alliance went through many stages and attacks leading me to believe that it …

Farid Zahran


In Pictures: Portraits of Al Sisi in Cairo

Portraits of retired army chief and presidential candidate Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi photographed on 12 April  2014 in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Sisi is expected to win the May 26-27 presidential election riding on a wave of popularity and aided by an intensive media campaign after ousting former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. AFP …

Daily News Egypt

Whither Egypt’s miligarchy?

By Mohamed Selim On 3 July 2013, as then General, now Field Marshal, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced the ouster of former President Mohamed Morsi, millions of Egyptians cheered, while others jeered, as they received that expected ruse by Egypt’s most powerful establishment. Nine months after that annunciation, is Egypt better off? The answer is no. …

Daily News Egypt

Foreign minister presses AU panel to reconsider membership freeze

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy urged the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) to reconsider its decision to freeze Egypt’s membership during a meeting with the African Union’s High Level Panel for Egypt in Cairo on Tuesday. The panel, led by former Malian President Alpha Oumar Konaré, was formed following the suspension of Egypt from …

Joel Gulhane

Are there serious doubts regarding the integrity of presidential elections?

Some friends and relatives are surprised at those who question the integrity of the coming elections and wonder why they keep raising doubts concerning their democracy. And if so, what is the available evidence that the elections will be conducted in an undemocratic atmosphere? The truth is, there is serious doubt-raising evidence concerning the coming …

Farid Zahran

Managing editor Rana Allam

Al-Sisi’s austerity request

“Egypt’s youth is its hope; they need to give and not expect to take anything now.” “Egypt needs a lot from us. Egypt’s youth should not be thinking about when will they be able to get married or when will they ‘live’, they need to build the country first.” “Our economic situation is extremely difficult, …

Rana Allam

What are the justifications for Al-Sisi’s nomination? Part two: The hegemonic state supporters

According to my analysis, highlighted in previous articles, the state includes three major groups, specifically, the police state supporters, the benevolent dictator supporter and those who support administrative reform. What bring the three groups together are their great faith in oppression and their unlimited confidence in the power and ability of the state. In addition, …

Farid Zahran

Your Weekly News

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to this week’s news from the fair land of Egypt, the place so magical that the state’s institutions spend all of their effort in putting a smile and a chuckle on its citizens’ faces. We start our broadcast with the latest update regarding the military’s miracle cure, the CCD, by General …

Mahmoud Salem

Egypt’s new buffer government

The culture of rumours and speculations in Egypt can tempt us to abandon our logical thinking. Take, for example, the resignation of Beblawi’s government—this was a move that took many by surprise, but it shouldn’t have. The government resignation was inevitable; the timing may be intriguing, but the decision was not. Clarity and transparency are …

Nervana Mahmoud