Tag Archives: Egypt

“Everything was possible”

Saturday, August 17, 2013 – 22:26 I sit, for the 12th hour now, alone and struggling for what to do. For the first time since I got on a plane for Egypt on January 29, 2011, I am at a loss. Worse … Continue reading

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16-year-old discovers catalyst to turn Egypt’s plastic waste into biofuel

Egyptian teen calculates that her method could generate $78 million in biofuels for country annually. Photo: Euro   Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad is not your average 16-year-old. While most teens were delivering pizza or working on their tans this summer, … Continue reading

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Get it??straight – The Arabist

I’ve been following the way the crisis Egypt is being narrated and discussed, and there are some tropes and arguments that I think need refuting. – The opposition won’t negotiate. All the Egypt media coverage I saw yesterday had the same headline:… Continue reading

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Morsi, SCAF and the revolutionary left – Hossam el-Hamalawy aka 3arabawy

As soon as the news broke last Sunday that Mohamed Morsi was officially declared Egypt???s first elected civilian president, I could hear loud happy chants and cheers in my street. The janitors in my neighborhood gathered around the corner in their … Continue reading

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Alaa Al Aswany: Before You Vote in the Second Round [of Egyptian Presidential elections]

What would you do if you were playing on a football team and during a match you found that the referee was blatantly biased in favor of the rival team? What would you do if you saw the referee disallow genuine goals by your team do everything poss… Continue reading

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Hosni Mubarak sentenced to life in prison

Court jails ex-Egyptian president for his part in the deaths of protesters during uprising last year Hosni Mubarak’s sentencing causes scuffles in court. Link to this video Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life in priso… Continue reading

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Alaa Al Aswany: Are They Really Religious?

Last summer a friend of mine was driving his elderly mother from the north coast to Cairo and on the way his mother, a diabetic, suddenly felt ill. He looked for a pharmacy and when he found one he went in and found a bearded pharmacist. My friend… Continue reading

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