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On revolutionary depression

What an anniversary! I am not sure how many are familiar with the term “revolutionary depression”, but it’s a condition that was so common this last week in Egypt. If you did not run into one of those who were complaining about their revolutionary depression, then it is your own fault for keeping such a …

Ziad A. Akl

Stuck

On 24 January Egypt was rocked by a number of explosions all over. Al-Qaeda offshoot “Ansar Beit Al-Maqdis”, claimed responsibility, and the Ministry of Interior acted accordingly went and ambushed leftist activist Nazly Hussein at the Maadi Metro station on the 25th and charged her of being a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. Nazly, she …

Mahmoud Salem

Op-ed review: The economy of the revolution

Amr Khafaga Shorouk Newspaper Columnist Amr Khafaga begins his column stating that it is not strange that the current economic situation of the country is devastated. “Any true revolution is necessarily followed by economic disruptions,” Khafaga writes.  He attributes the devastation to the fall of the ruling regime: “It affected the stability which was an …

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In Pictures: Zeinhom morgue post 25 January anniversary

Families of the victims of violence that took place on the anniversary of the revolution waited at the morgue on Sunday for the autopsy report before burying them. All the reports viewed by Daily News Egypt ascribed the cause of death to gunshots from the clashes in Alf Maskan, Mattariya and Downtown. 6 April members …

AbdelHalim H. AbdAllah

Thou shalt celebrate

What happened on Saturday, marking the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution, was simply surreal. Hundreds of thousands, as expected, were in Tahrir Square, celebrating. Posters of Defence Minister Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi were all over the square, with people on live TV “pleading” for him to run for presidency. Any political analyst worth his …

Sara Abou Bakr

What’s for Egypt to celebrate?

By Alessandra Bajec This Saturday, thousands took to Egypt’s streets to mark the anniversary of the 25 January 2011 uprising that led to the ouster of former President Mubarak. Against a backdrop of fireworks, chants, helicopters hovering over Cairo, as much as killings, arrests and detention of dissenting voices. While small pro-army crowds scattered around …

Daily News Egypt

Where have all the young votes gone?

As I watched news coverage of Egypt’s constitutional referendum, I am constantly inundated with this urban legend that has surfaced following the polling regarding the absence of young voters. Interim President Adly Mansour has recently held a meeting with the youth to discuss this theme; around the same exact time, presidential political adviser Mostafa Higazy held a …

Dr Mohamed Fouad

Are We There Yet? Reflections on Egypt’s Revolution Three Years Later

By Dr Ghada Chehade Having followed and written on the Egyptian uprisings since 2011, on the third anniversary of the (not yet realised) revolution, I find myself somewhat befuddled. And I suspect I may not be alone in my confusion. The Egyptian revolution originally began with calls for “bread, freedom, social justice and human dignity”. …

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Op-ed review: 25 January questions, death by nostalgia

Wael Abdel Fatah Tahrir Newspaper Columnist Wael Abdel Fatah starts the article with the topic of yesterday’s bombing: “We were startled by the sound of the explosion. It was near us, at the heart of the city. The explosions have passed their normal borders and have reached everywhere. The sound echoed in all corners of …

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In Pictures: Protesters and police clash in Downtown Cairo

Downtown Cairo witnessed clashes between police forces and protesters on the third anniversary of the 25 January Revolution after police forces dispersed a protest organised by the Revolutionary Front outside the Press Syndicate. The Front announced that two protesters were killed during the violence which took place in Abdul Khaliq Tharwat Street in downtown. Photos …

Fady Ashraf

Car bomb strikes Egypt police base: ministry

AFP – A car bomb struck a police base in the Egyptian canal city of Suez on Saturday, wounding at least four people in an attack earlier blamed on a rocket. The booby-trapped car exploded on a street next to the base, General Abdel Fattah Othman told the private ONTV television. An police spokesman had …

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In Pictures: Blast in Ain Shams

A bomb went off next to a police institute in the Ain Shams district in Cairo at 7am Saturday, damaging the institute’s walls but left no injuries. The blast came the morning after a series of bombings targeted police across Cairo on Friday 24 January, leaving six dead. Photos by Ahmed AlMalky

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Need to transition from informal to formal politics

By Adel El-Adawy We reach yet another 25 January anniversary, and Egypt is still not a vibrant consolidated democracy. Three years of political and economic instability has changed the mood in the Egyptian street. The significance of 25 January has been largely overshadowed by the popular 30 June Revolution. Today, many Egyptians yearn for stability, as they …

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In Pictures: Clashes in Alexandria

  AFP – Egyptian protesters and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood scatter as a tear gas canister explodes next to them during clashes withEgyptian police in the northern port city of Alexandria on 23 January 2014. Clashes between rival Egyptian students at a university in Alexandria killed at least one student, a supporter of ousted Islamist president …

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One more anniversary

Another anniversary passes by, as Egypt remains stuck inside the loop of political transformations that began on January 2011. Much has changed since that Tuesday where a few thousands took to the streets defying Mubarak’s corrupt repressive state. Personally, I was one of those who left Tahrir Square that night with a clear decision in …

Ziad A. Akl