The removal of Hosni Mubarak was likely the proudest moment in Egypt’s recent history, yet, five years on, some Egyptians miss the deposed dictator.
Tahrir may have been pacified for now, but the revolution is still playing out in Egypt’s economic and social squares.
The Mogamma, that high temple of Egyptian bureaucracy, will be shut down. Welcome as it is, this will not solve the underlying problem of “el-routine”.
The replacement of one snobbish justice minister in Egypt with another who believes judges are lords and masters shows how deep elitism runs.
Revolutionary disappointment in Egypt has concealed the ongoing social revolution whose shifting sands are likely to result in a political earthquake.
The Republic of Tahrir revolutionaries dreamt of an Egypt of freedom, but the only thing that seems free these days is the value of human dignity.
The new constitution says Egypt is a “gift” that will “write a new history for humanity”. Should neighbours welcome or fear greater Egyptian influence?
By Khaled Diab The Egyptian revolution is fatally wounded but it is far too soon to sound the death knells. The dreams it unleashed are impossible to contain. 25 January 2014 The word “revolution” perfectly encapsulates the events of the…
Competing myths have emerged around the Raba’a protest camp. But it was neither a terrorist den nor a gathering of freedom and democracy lovers.
Egyptian women are under attack from a failing patriarchy. But what is overlooked is that they are fighting back through grassroots emancipation.