Monthly Archives: May 2009

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As part of its long-term campaign against common sense swine flu, the government has put up US Aid funded posters inside metro underground trains, advising passengers on what measures to take to avoid contamination. One of the suggestions, after household … Continue reading

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Bread and butter VII

Here’s an article what I wrote about having my gear nicked. Two days after World Press Freedom Day, Egypt marked the event in its unique, inimitable style on Monday. The April 6 Youth Movement – a small group of young … Continue reading

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It’s his birthday and I’ll cry if I want to

Today is Mubarak’s 81st birthday. To mark this, and to mark the fact that he’s been in power for 28 years – 1/3rd of his lifetime – here’s a list of 28 of the wonderful things which have happened under … Continue reading

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In summer, Cairo’s broader bridges become pavement cafes. The perennial huddles of anonymous illicit lovers facing the water are joined by families and groups of friends parked on plastic chairs. A ten year-old in beaded belly-dancer’s headgear courses through the … Continue reading

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