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Notes from America: The dark side of Western fascination with Africa

The West’s fascination with Africa as a wild jungle or uncivilised continent has a long history that still lives with us today. Most Americans know Africa through National Geographic specials, topless natives and free roaming animals – a continent void of civilised people and culture, only famine, danger and wild landscape. Africa has also long …

Ahmed Tharwat

The West and shopping for a new president

On Thursday night, the European parliament, after heated discussions, passed a resolution recommending the withholding of budget support to Egypt and tying financial aid to “significant progress” in areas of human rights, democracy and the rule of law. The MEPs criticised Hesham Qandil’s government and Morsi, whom they accused of making decisions that oppose the …

Sara Abou Bakr

Farid Zahran

Who really profits from Islamists rise to power?

Foreigners always claim that support for Islamists in Egypt stems solely from their desire to support those who were democratically elected by the people. It naturally then, falls upon the west to help the Islamists in adopting the values and principles of democracy. These include, of course, respect for human rights and, as was clarified …

Fady Salah

Is Morsy pivoting eastwards?

Last week was quite eventful for our illustrious president. From his visit to China to his presence in the Non- Aligned Movement’s (NAM) summit, Morsy’s political clout has been progressively expanding as he strives to reinvigorate the image of Egypt, the leader of the Arab world. Since his ascent to power, Morsy has confidently taken …

Mohamed El-Bahrawi

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