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من الأخر

December 10th, 2013|Uncategorized|

كنت في لقاء على قناة دي ام تي في في برنامج "من الآخر" - استمتعت بشدة و ضحكت كثيرا مع المقدمين الرائعين. انا شخصيا كنت لسبب ما عامل زي واحد شارب 12 اسبريسو و انا [...]

The Egyptian Compassion Deficit

November 24th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Few people, even among their most ardent detractors, would argue with a straight face that Muslim Brotherhood supporters, with all their shortcomings, are being treated fairly right now: an apparent compassion deficit has meant that, [...]

What the polls say: Egypt vs. the World

November 1st, 2013|Uncategorized|

  There’s a strange practice in Egyptian media: it refers to nearly every country, particularly developing ones, as a “sister country”. Newspaper articles never fail to mention “Sister Tunisia” or “Brother Iraq”. If it’s not [...]

Egypt – A Fire That Will Burn Us All

August 17th, 2013|Uncategorized|

  On Wednesday, I watched aerial footage of Egypt on fire. The bright orange flames in the urban jungle of Cairo reminded me of wild fires on National Geographic. Only here it was buildings, houses, cars, offices, [...]

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Egypt After the Spring: Revolt and Reaction.

August 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Egypt After the Spring: Revolt and Reaction. This Adelphi volume brings together senior sch olars as well as rising analysts of Egypt to examine the tumultuous period from the January 2011 uprising against Hosni Mubarak, [...]

The US elections (and their aftermath), covered as we do African elections

November 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Had to be done (actually surprised it hasn't already): Writing about the latest US elections like US media writes about African countries. **COUNTRY CRISIS WATCH** [insert CNN "breaking news" type of jingle] The US of A, [...]

Refugees don’t want handouts: they want jobs

August 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Jobs would give refugees both money and dignity Image: REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke     Polykastro, Greece   Khaled wakes up early. Most people in the refugee camp in Polykastro, in northern Greece, do – the tents [...]