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· February, 2006

Stories about Egypt from February, 2006

Egypt: Cannot Meet Democracy Promises

16 February 2006

Egyptians are still happy with their success after winning the football’s cup of African nations. On the other hand, the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, quietly takes a decision to postpone the local/municipality elections scheduled for April in a hush-hush manner, using the fact that the people are busy with their...

African Music Roundup #3

  14 February 2006

It's been a fun few weeks with the festival of football that was the African Cup of Nations (congratulations to Egypt the host). Watching all the footballing talent on display made me proud to be an African. So we look forward to Ghana '08 and all the beautiful things the...

Egypt: Ferry Tragedy

6 February 2006

It is one of the worst disasters in Egyptian maritime history. At or around midnight on friday, the ferry As-Salam 98, carrying 1,414 passengers from Saudi Arabia to Safaga, sank in the Red Sea after a fire broke out on the car deck… Other distraught relatives pointed to chaotic management...

Arab Bloggers Take on Danish Cartoons

  6 February 2006

As the debate rages on over the publication of controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, Arab bloggers are reacting with their own take on the events that have unfolded over the past few days. Early on Jyllands-Posten stated that the cartoons were a test of...

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