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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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Brute Force

Mohamad Adam and I had a look at the Central Security Forces, Egypt’s paramilitary rabble of young men who didn’t make the cut for the army and who are used mostly to suppress dissent. We were lucky enough to talk … Continue reading

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I used to cover the long-running campaign by Ministry of Health doctors for better conditions and wages, and it was one of my favourite beats. The activist doctors (members of the Doctors Without Rights group) were tireless and inspiring and … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud stunned the world on Sunday when he went to work normally after being sent into space. In a press conference held at the High Court this morning a clearly frazzled looking Mahmoud told reporters that his voyage … Continue reading

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The end of a thousand myths

Originally published in Egypt Independent. Amongst the mourners and the angry at the march commemorating the 1st anniversary of the Maspero massacre there was an earnest young man brandishing a sign that read, “Egyptian revolution supports Mitt Romney”. It was … Continue reading

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The temporal world

The Sayyeda Nefissa mosque is surrounded by chaos, chaos that laps at its walls and occasionally seeps inside its doors. The woman’s section is entered via an alleyway running along one side of its walls, an obstacle course of ever … Continue reading

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Video: Humiliation of the President’s member

749 Muslim Brotherhood youths and nearly 1,000 angry citizens gathered on Thursday to peacefully express their fury at the humiliation of the member and testicles of President Mohamed Morsi. During an official visit to the United States, President Morsi met … Continue reading

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A letter from Dr Ahmed Shafiq

  Hello, my dears, Dr Ahmed Shafiq here. Well, as you know I am on the doorstep of victory. In fact, I am inside the house of victory but I mustn’t say anything about that just yet. That presumptuous upstart … Continue reading

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