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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

If they only read their history

By Inji Mounib History is always repeating itself in all possible ways, a fact that we are aware of and a truth proven throughout time in Egypt and around the globe. Mostly historians realise this, but we all like to talk about it. Going back in history, the 80 long years since the establishment of …

Daily News Egypt

Flashback: 11 February 2011

It is normal for an individual, especially from the younger generations, to have a memory slate that involuntarily and regularly wipes itself clean. Unfortunately, I have one of those memories, leaving me sometimes unaware of things that happened not so long ago. On the other hand, it is abnormal for an entire nation of 83 …

Dahlia Kholaif

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In Pictures: Protests continue at presidential, Al-Qobba palaces and Tahrir Square

Demonstrations continued on Tuesday evening at both the presidential palace and Al-Qobba Palace as protesters persisted in their calls for the removal of President Mohamed Morsi. At the presidential palace in Heliopolis, the protests reached their third straight day. Thousands of protesters had arrived at the palace on Monday afternoon, many celebrating the ultimatum presented …

Basil El-Dabh

Managing editor Rana Allam

A not-so-silent majority

Back in 25 January 2011, the revolutionaries who started the uprising were later joined by the Muslim Brotherhood, who contributed in relatively increasing the number of protesters. But what made all the difference was the participation of what is called “the silent bloc;” after that, the number of people on the streets soared and the …

Rana Allam

Police uniforms and accountability

People are angry and protesting in Egypt, Turkey, Brazil, South Africa, Greece, Spain, and many other places. But it was the protests in Berlin, Germany a short time back that caught my attention. It was not the issues people were protesting about, but the police uniforms that were striking. It was a simple but brilliant …

Iris Boutros

So, what’s next?

Good Morning Egypt… So, 30 June arrived, and as anticipated, it was spectacular. What could only be described as an endless sea of people swarmed Egypt’s streets, showcasing a flood of flags and red cards to “President” Mohamed Morsi and his beloved Muslim Brotherhood. The infighting between different factions in the marches was nonexistent, while …

Mahmoud Salem