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Officials claim incidents of violence against students are ‘minor’, while some parents support ‘harmless’ beatings to keep the kids under control
Al-Azhar recently issued a document renouncing violence as an attempt to pacify angry protestors and unify opposition forces under its umbrella. In light of this document, the newly passed constitution, the amendments of Al-Azhar’s regulatory law and the appointment of a new Grand Mufti, the Daily News Egypt investigates the features of Al-Azhar’s role in the politics and public life of post-revolutionary Egypt.
Though it is not the first time a gas or diesel shortage has plagued Cairo and several other governorates, the recent crisis in Egypt has left the capital city paralysed due to a major strike organised by microbus drivers. It seems these strikes by transport drivers are much larger than they have been in the past. Daily News Egypt investigates the mounting diesel fuel problems in the country, looking at how they are affecting ordinary citizens and what the government is doing in response.
Can boycotting the parliamentary elections yield results for the opposition?
The recent history of Egypt’s labour force under Mubarak and SCAF points to an uncertain future if the status quo does not change under Morsi
Public universities in Egypt are institutions with multi-layered corruption from sexual harassment to nepotism. The Daily News Egypt was intrigued by a recent corruption case in Ain Shams University to look into the different forms of corruption directed at students at public universities. Students recount their experiences with corruption and what they think the solutions are.
On the second anniversary of his stepping down, DNE illustrates the journey of the ousted president from the palace to Tora Prison
On the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, the Daily News Egypt brings you the traumatic experience of Om Hossam and her daughter.
Two years after the deadly Battle of the Camel, the people behind the attack have yet to be brought to justice
A common practice in Egypt has been to label your opposition as thugs, anti-Islamists or remnants of the former regime. These kabels are applied all too frequently and all too easily, as a means to justify one group’s actions over another. a closer look at the battle that took place on 2 February 2011 shows there were legitimate grounds for concern among the “regime remnants” that attacked the square that day; just as the revolutionaries fought for their lives, so too did their opposition
Main events from the tumultuous days of Janaury and February 2011 that came to define Egypt’s most recent revolution
Alongside the killed an injured, the 25 January revolution also claimed many victims who disappeared
The Ikhwan’s role in the revolution
Prominent and contradictory role played by the armed forces in the 25 January revolution
Many are hesitant about terming what happened in Egypt on 25 January 2011 a “revolution”. Their justification is that a revolution must break away from the past socially, politically and economically to create a new status quo. And this is not the case in Egypt. Yet. Egypt is undergoing political and economic change, but many people claim that socially nothing changed, at least positively. While it might take years to fully examine the changes in social and familial attitudes and behaviours, it is hard to turn a blind eye to the changes that have already occurred two years after 25 January 2011. Daily News Egypt speaks Egyptians and their families who have experienced changes that would not have occurred without the “revolution”.
Right next to the historical pyramids, horses live alongside poor Egyptians, in Nazlet El-Semman
The role of ultra soccer fans in the Arab spring
Is eliminating private tuition from the educational process in Egypt really possible?
Cheating is a widespread behavioural pattern among Egyptian students that goes often unpunished rendering the parties involved in education responsible
The prevalence of Turkish soap operas on Egyptian television is disproportionate, and especially among women their popularity is startling
As Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas, hope and fear surrounds Egypt’s future
Ten of our best features in 2012
Understanding the grey between black and white
When poverty and lack of awareness turns marriage to a business deal; this deal plagues some poor villages and urban areas in Egypt
Sexual abuse in Egypt is a great taboo but it is the victims who pay the price for society’s intolerance
“The children we deprive today of their childhood, will deprive us from their youthful energies in the future” Dr Samar Youssef
The continuing battles of an independent activist in Palestine
Egypt ended 2011 with street fighting that left many dead
The 6 April Youth Movement which started with a Facebook group is one of the most powerful political movements today
Downtown Cairo is Egypt’s heart of cultural and political dynamism and coffeehouses have long been a contributing force in that momentum. Some of them belong to the past but still serve the present. Daily News Egypt visits Cairo’s historical coffeehouses and examines their impact on politics and culture.