31 Mar 2011
Student elections around Egypt are underway for the first time in a free and unhindered way.
Hopes that these elections would usher in a new era of active university politics were dashed by low voter turnout and the reinstatement of...
30 Mar 2011
Egypt's politics have been transformed since Hosni Mubarak was toppled on 11 February but the prospect of elections may put remnants of his ruling party and an established Islamist group in the driving seat for now.
Torn between the...
27 Mar 2011
Egyptian clerics and employees of state Islamic religious bodies are demanding an end to what they say is rampant corruption by senior officials who manage religious endowments.
No official figures exist for the sums donated to Egypt's...
26 Mar 2011
Gehan Shaaban has come a long way since her youthful days as a radical Trotskyite student.
In the early 1990s she joined forces with a small group of far left political activists in Egypt and founded an organization called the...
25 Mar 2011
Cairo University is littered with campaign material, organizing committees and general election paraphernalia as the first student union elections since the revolution begin.
The site is a new one for many of the students at this campus,...
24 Mar 2011
As the Muslim Brotherhood prepares to unveil a revised party platform, internal splits along generational and ideological lines seem on the rise as disenchanted members seek to form their own parties and young members demand more say in...
20 Mar 2011
Counting votes after 14 hours of supervising the electoral process, elections monitors in Gamal Abdel Nasser School in Dokki were elated at having been able to successfully guarantee the integrity of the process for the first time in their...
20 Mar 2011
Seeing him announced as a martyr on television, then receiving anonymous phone calls to say he was alive and well, Ziyad Bakir’s family was tortured by contradictory information about their missing son. All hope came to a devastating...
18 Mar 2011
Shokry Abdel Kader and Yasser Ashour are thugs. Of course, when conversing with them, the term itself is carefully avoided, and the two remain reluctant when it comes to confessing to the grislier side of thuggery in the name of toppled...
17 Mar 2011
With the clock ticking down to the referendum on constitutional amendments slated for Saturday, the pro-democracy movement remains divided on how to vote.
While some of the divisions concern legal issues pertaining to how the amendments...