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This piece was written for Egypt Independent’s final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you our 50th and final edition here. The events depicted in this article are inspired by various real-life...
This piece was written for Egypt Independent's final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you our 50th and final edition here. Mohamed Abdel Barr starts his day at 4 am, when he wakes up for the dawn prayer. He...
"I think you can see how many [former regime officials] have been released from prison. They’ll give them bonuses next,” President Mohamed Morsy said at a news conference in late March. The acquittal of several former regime...
A new draft law on private security companies currently on the table is an attempt to regulate a sector that for more than 30 years has operated with almost no oversight. This past week, students at Misr International University, who were engaged in...
A disturbing video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday shows what appears to be an angry Muslim crowd in Upper Egypt beating and stripping two Coptic Christian women in broad daylight in a rural area. The video opens with a crowd shouting "Nasara...
Allegations of corruption and financial violations took center stage during Friday’s Doctors Syndicate’s general assembly meeting. Nevertheless, the Muslim Brotherhood majority inevitably pushed budgets through. Friday’s assembly,...
"If I am destined to only get a little of life, my Lord, your satisfaction is in my patience," were the last words Mohamed Yousry Salama wrote on Twitter on 16 March while he was still battling against disease. Salama died on 24 March of a...
At the highest point in Cairo, in the suburb of Moqattam, stands the headquarters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the party currently at the pinnacle of Egypt’s political pyramid. On Saturday afternoon, roads surrounding the headquarters were...
Gamal Ramadan knocks against a bedroom wall and parts of it break off, setting free some cockroaches that were nesting inside. The walls around his house are corroded and frail, as a result of the groundwater that is constantly seeping through,...
Unlike the usual “million-man” rallies organized by Islamists, there were barely 500 people taking part in the protest held by bearded policemen this past Friday in the Cairo district of Abdeen. There were, however, posters similar to...

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Any sensible person would not possibly buy into talk about conspiracies orchestrated against Egypt by elements inside and outside the country, with the identities of the alleged conspirators unknown. The youth who use violence in the demonstrations...
Dear Mom and Dad, I hear you're going to vote "yes" on the draft constitution. But because I know you well, and I know you only stand up for what is right, I would like to tell you a short story and make a small request. The story took...