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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”. …

Daily News Egypt

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 …

Daily News Egypt

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 …

Daily News Egypt

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

What’s really wrong with Morsi

The one year anniversary of Mohamed Morsi’s election is approaching fast. From a substitute candidate to a very controversial president; Morsi remains one of the revolution’s big surprises. During the 18 days back at the square, we had a strange sense of certainty that there could be no president from the Muslim Brotherhood. I even …

Ziad A. Akl