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Egypt Independent speaks to Jama’a al-Islamiya about its role in today’s society

The most noticeable thing about Assiut city’s Abu Bakr al-Sideeq Mosque isn’t the building itself, which stands almost camouflaged among...

Ali Abdel Mohsen Ali Abdel Mohsen 5 years ago

The pick: Bahr Abu Greisha’s ‘Rahhal’

Whether you want to dance the drunken night away, or wallow in solitary self-pity, Bahr Abu Greisha is your man....

Ali Abdel Mohsen Ali Abdel Mohsen 5 years ago

A Q&A with leading mahraganat singer Sadat

It’s not shaaby, and it’s not moulid music. It’s a mahragan, or a “festival,” and Sadat should know, considering he’s...

Ali Abdel Mohsen Ali Abdel Mohsen 5 years ago

D-CAF arts festival brings West African cinema to Cairo

Two decades ago, the Nigerian film industry was non-existent; today, "Nollywood" produces more films a year than its American namesake...

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Acclaimed performance has its Arabic premiere in Assiut with little success

After traveling the world when its writer could not, Nassim Soleimapour’s much-translated, critically-acclaimed “White Rabbit Red Rabbit” received its stage...

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Moqattam clashes speak to political void

During a lull in Friday’s violence, protesters gathered across from a Moqattam mosque to buy refreshments from a kiosk through...

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A day at the Moqattam clashes

  Over the past 26 months, Egyptians have protested in public squares, outside state-run institutions and, more than once, at...

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Waiting for the sun: Sensory overload and a never-ending party in the Peruvian Andes

It was to be a mind-bending spectacle. The sun would rise, and then again, and again, so that three fiery...

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The pick: Memories of a nuclear holocaust

In a moment of questionable parenting, when I was five my father gave me animated adaptations of “Animal Farm” (the...

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Central Security recruit recounts deadly train wreck

A 12-car train carrying hundreds of Central Security Forces conscripts left Upper Egypt for Cairo on Monday afternoon. Before midnight,...

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Ahead of critical rulings, anti-Brotherhood protesters gather at court

Outside a courthouse built to resemble an ancient Egyptian sun temple, a group of protestors chants against their “Pharaoh.” Cairo’s...

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Dancing with the devil: Spirituality in the Peruvian Andes

We met the maestro at the bus stop. I hadn’t known what to expect; face-paint, maybe, or a necklace made...

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In Egypt’s constitutional referendum, 'yes' and 'no' votes often mirror each other

After a week of tumultuous polarization, Egyptians headed to the ballot boxes in what would be their eighth election since...

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'Faith! Determination! Morsy shoots to kill!' : A sit-in unlike any other

Despite its location, there hasn’t been much coverage of the Salafi sit-in outside Media Production City; possibly due to the...

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