Monthly Archives: April 2009

Metro and marriage

The Egyptian legal system hasn’t been at its best this week. On Wednesday 19 year-old Mahmoud El-Esawy was found guilty of a double-murder and sentenced to death. The case is high-profile because one of the victims was a the daughter … Continue reading

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April 6, again.

Confirmation that the 6 April Youth Movement’s “Day of Anger” was a day of nothing very much at all came when I found myself photographing my own face to see what a friend’s sunglasses looked like, through sheer boredom. The … Continue reading

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Bread and butter VI

Here I go on about Captain Mamdouh Farag. Again.

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Toyota, Porsch, Land Rover kit fitting in London

Flotilla the pun*

Much is often made of the vitality of Cairo’s street life and its grimy, insistent, animation, its business of 24 hour people, cars, donkeys and drama. A never-ending presence has not however, lent Cairo’s population ownership over the capital’s streets … Continue reading

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