The Misfits: Icebergs and Squash

October 02, 2020

In Egypt, This Woman Said No to Sexual Harassment

August 30, 2018

Having faced unwanted advances on the streets of Cairo, Egyptians should hail Menna Gubran for fighting sexual harassment. Menna Gubran is an Egyptian woman who was waiting for a bus in a suburban Cairo street, when she noticed a man stalking her with his car. He drove around her bus stop...

World Cup 2018: The Curse of the Pharaohs

July 14, 2018

The “Mohamed Salah Effect” Is Real

July 08, 2018

The Liverpool FC star has inspired a generation of young Egyptians. Solava Ibrahim explains. “Mo Salah, Mo Salah, running down the wing … Salalalaah, the Egyptian king!” This is how fans of Liverpool FC cheer Mohamed Salah, the record-breaking star forward and winner of the English Premier...

Egyptian Ultras Are Down, But Not Out

April 02, 2018

Sisi will have to ensure that economic reform trickles down to the ordinary Egyptian. In late March, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi won a second term virtually unchallenged in what was widely seen as a flawed election. But the run-up to the poll, including a soccer protest, suggests...

Egyptian Diaspora Calls on Congress to Act

March 27, 2018

The US Congress should put pressure on Sisi’s sponsors in the Gulf to help improve democracy in Egypt. Egypt is run by a dictator. The socioeconomic situation of the people is at a low. This has triggered rising discontent among Egyptians and has compelled members of the diaspora in the US to...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: What We “Want”

February 14, 2018

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert gives us a lesson in what the US wants in Egypt. It may seem odd to define want, which is one of the first words any English-speaking child acquires when learning to speak. But when used in the context of diplomacy and political analysis, want is a...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Thinking” in Egypt

January 17, 2018

Egypt is expected to have “improved” its commitment to democratic principles, despite being ruled by the military. Thanks to leaks from Egypt’s intelligence agency, Al Jazeera has managed to discover how democracy and free speech work in Egypt. Captain Ashraf el-Kholi is a mid-ranking...

Egypt Mosque Attack Could Set Region Alight

November 28, 2017

If the Islamic State carried out the assault on an Egyptian mosque, it could be an attempt to remind its supporters around the world that the group still exists. Egypt is in mourning. On November 24, armed terrorists attacked worshippers at a mosque in North Sinai during Friday prayers. After...

Egyptian President Looks to Donald Trump

January 24, 2017

With Donald Trump in the White House, the Egyptian president is changing his tune. An Egyptian government decision to designate soccer icon Mohamed Aboutrika as a terrorist, coupled with the recent arrest of more than 30 militant football fans, puts to bed any hopes that President Abdel Fattah...

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