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How much longer can Al-Sisi play solo?

    “You told me you were going to be like a bulldozer which paves the way…where is that bulldozer?” This figure of speech was used by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, aimed at Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb in a Sunday public speech. “President kids PM”, newspapers headlines read the next morning. But anybody who followed …

Amira El-Fekki

Egypt needs a fair and firm leader – not a hero

By Mohammed Nosseir Egyptians are looking for a hero, a person who will magically solve their problems with minimal contribution on their part.. Egypt’s current president, aware of this issue, capitalised on this fragile emotional bond to garner additional votes and reinforce his popularity. It would be a serious mistake for President Al-Sisi to believe that …

Daily News Egypt

That’s not your mother, it’s a MAN, baby!

(Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, in case you’re wondering about the title.) In our patriarchal, unfortunately chauvinistic, society, many of the words or phrases used to denote positive qualities have a distinctly male flavour: gada’ or dakkar, for example. The brilliant Cairokee, right at the end of their song Matloob Za’eem (Wanted: A leader), …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie looks on under the group's logo during his first press conference in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010 (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

The unseen hand

He is described as the unseen hand of an incredibly hierarchal and rigid organization. The Muslim Brotherhood’s General Masul, the General Guide, Mohamed Badie is a man in the shadows, who some believe will have the last word.

Maryam Ishani

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