Author Archives: Sarah Carr

Not everything is marvellous but this made my stony heart happy

Last week I got a ride with Cairo’s coldest taxi driver, an ancient man who drove his car like nobody else exists and dealt with the consequent verbal assaults with a maddening composure: while the driver next to him flailed … Continue reading

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Get with the programme

On Sunday I went out with a colleague to get reactions to the Bassem Youssef investigation. In a taxi on the way to Imbaba we asked the driver his opinion and in a serendipitous convergence, the taxi driver declared that … Continue reading

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Newsletter no. 1 from the Prosperity and Love Association

Newsletter no. 1 from The Prosperity and Love Association.

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Mountain Brotherhood

Regardless of the chaos, there are some certainties in Egypt and that is at least once a month an armed personnel carrier will bear down on a group of protesting Egyptian citizens, like some squalid, mechanical bull run. On Sunday … Continue reading

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Amir, Abdallah & Port Said

Television channels showed scenes from January 28 2011 alongside yesterday’s events and – were it not for how iconic images from the first Day of Anger are – the two would have been almost indistinguishable. Downtown Cairo is filled with … Continue reading

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Back to the squares, without the Brothers

Here is something about the third January 25th. Commenting on a Brotherhood statement saying “We will not be in Tahrir on the revolution anniversary,” a friend wrote on Facebook, “You weren’t in Tahrir on the original 25 January either.” The … Continue reading

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MORSI VISITS WHEEL OF PRODUCTION IN HOSPITAL

GIZA: President Mohamed Morsi visited the wheel of production in hospital on Tuesday after a stolen train driven by the Nahda Project hit it. Eyewitnesses reported seeing the Nahda Project steal the train at approximately 5 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. … Continue reading

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A world turned upside down

While I was outside a polling station waiting to bother voters while covering the referendum a man sidled over to me. He was unusually tall, his height accentuated by the straight line of his blue galabeya, and was wearing heavy … Continue reading

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Uncle Morsi

The past two weeks, since Morsi announced his Hitler powers, have been the bleakest since the revolution began. The day after Morsi’s Constitutional Declaration, the attorney general held an emergency meeting and opponents of the decree gathered outside the high … Continue reading

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Douche roundup – an occasional series

Some people can be real ticks 1. Dr Medhat Abdel-Hady I came across this individual, who advertises himself as a marriage counsellor, via my El-Nas channel subscription on Youtube. El-Nas caters to conservative Muslims and anyone else who wants to … Continue reading

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