Ahmed Zaki Osman

Ahmed previously worked as a journalist at al-Badeel, OnTV, al-Qahira Cultural Weekly and Alawan website. He blogs at Matn Wahawamesh

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  While reflecting a deep societal malaise, sectarian violence in Egypt has always been associated with political power play, particularly between the ruling regimes and active Islamist groups. During President Anwar Sadat’s rule, for...
Fatma al-Youssef, also known as Rose al-Youssef, died on 10 April 1958,* leaving an unmatched legacy: that of a woman who managed to transform the intellectual scene in Egypt. Youssef was a pioneering figure in the Egyptian theater and press. She...
On 2 April 1968, tens of thousands of Egyptians, Muslims and Christians alike, congregated to see the Virgin Mary appear above a Coptic Orthodox Church in Zeitoun. The dominant narrative, documented by the state-run Al-Ahram and Al-Akhbar...
History will long remember Hassan Fathy for his courageous yet unsuccessful attempt to use architecture as a tool that could challenge Western hegemony and transform the lives of Egyptians. Fathy was born on 23 March 1900. Throughout his career, he...
On 12 March 1964, an Egyptian cultural legend died aged 75. For decades, Abbas Mahmoud al-Aqqad had engaged in intellectual and political battles with his contemporaries. He also called for the modernizing of the Arabic language and advocated new...
An Egyptian independent archaeologist has warned on Friday that Antinoupolis, one of the country’s largest archaeological sites located in Minya, is being “destroyed systematically” by residents amid a complete failure from the...
On 3 March 1978, Egyptian literary pioneer Tawfiq al-Hakim wrote in state-run Al-Ahram newspaper, “Arabs now have money and men. There is no doubt that they have reached adulthood and they do not need to burden Egypt with their problems....
One of Egypt’s pioneering filmmakers, Kamal El Sheikh, was born on 5 February 94 years ago. Sheikh is known as the “Egyptian Hitchcock,” after British film director Alfred Hitchcock, because of the similarities between the two...
The State Council Administrative Court on Tuesday decided to refer the case that will decide the fate of the 100-member assembly writing the constitution to the Supreme Constitutional Court. This decision might open another front between Islamists...
  A few minutes before “Al-Maslaha” (The Goods) ends, Hamza, the idealistic narcotics officer, unexpectedly turns around and shoots the Bedouin Suleiman in cold blood after the drug dealer’s surrender, avenging his young...

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