Monthly Archives: March 2011
Hello. I changed the last post around a bit and added an update about the decisions which came out of the general assembly meeting (and El-Erian’s shenanigans) for EIPR. You can read it here. That is all.
When I arrived (late) at the Doctors’ Syndicate general assembly on Friday it was in uproar. Syndicate head Dr Hamdy El-Sayyed was conspicuously and predictably absent from the podium. After losing his seat in the 2010 parliamentary elections (a seat … Continue reading
I’ve never voted in a referendum before, in fact I’ve never approached an Egyptian ballot box in anger. The nearest I got was covering the parliamentary elections last year. In one polling station in Helwan the police deigned to let … Continue reading
The summary of this article I wrote in Al-Masry Al-Youm is: same shit, different uniform. Cairo Airport new terminal makes its visitors feel slightly Lilliputian, with its lofty ceilings and ginormous escalators suspended in space. On Friday, the effect was … Continue reading
I have the honour of being recruited by EIPR, who are prepared to pay me to write stuff. This was originally published here. I used to love entering abandoned buildings as a kid, for the adventure and the thrill of … Continue reading