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· May, 2006

Stories about Egypt from May, 2006

Egypt: Hunger Strike Escalates

Hossam el-Hamalawy report that the Egyptian prison authorities cracked down on the hunger-striking detainees in Tora, as the strike escalated, with 13 activists in total taking action on its second...

Arabisc: Arabic Bloggers Ken

From Egypt… Malek who was scheduled to be free few days ago is now officially free. He just made his first post, titled: Free Morning. Malek writes: الحمدلله تم الافراج...

Arabisc: Update on Detained Egyptian Bloggers

The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Egyptian Arabic-language blogsphere. It's been more than two weeks since the detention of Alaa along with many other bloggers and...

African Music #9

There is nothing like a local library that truly caters for the community. Wandering around my local library I came across a CD “Africa Remix (Ah Freak Iya)” and the...

Arabisk – The Arabic Bloggers Ken

The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Arabic-language blogsphere. Music… Amal, in her latest cartoon: “See my Wawa, kiss my Wawa.” The Wawa is the little tiny...

Egypt: How the Egyptian police treats women?

Sandmonkey shares a video taken by a camera phone that shows how the Egyptian police interrogates females at a police station.

Africa: List of French Institutions Specialized in the Continent

Generation Consciente, Une Autre Afrique posts (Fr) a list of French universities, centers, laboratories and other French institutions that specialize in the study of Africa.

Egypt: Alaa blogging from his Prison

Alaa wrote the post by hand, and his friends got it out and posted it for him, so yeah. He seems in high spirits, and they seem to have left...

Egypt: Blogging Behind Bars

On May 10, Alaa Ahmed Seif al-Islam, the award-winning blogger detained three days earlier for participating in peaceful protests in Cairo, became one of the first people to blog from...

DRC: Free Alaa

Le Blog du Congolais joins in (Fr) the campaign to free Egyptian blogger Alaa.

Bloggers Bomb for Blogger

Not the life-threatening variety of course. I'm talking about a campaign to bring attention to the situation of detained Egyptian blogger Alaa Ahmed Seif al-Islam, as well as the more...

Kifaya Under Arrest

There's a gentle spring breeze blowing in Brooklyn, and the sounds of kids playing basketball are coming in through the window from the schoolyard next door. It's early evening, at...

Alaa detained for 15 days “pending investigation”

Today, the Egyptian blogsphere is loaded with anger and appeals for urgent actions. All what you need to know to feel the pulse is watching the Egyptian Blogs Aggregator (maintained...

African Diaspora: Hard times for Africans in France and Belgium

Several francophone blogs have tackled African immigrants’ latest tribulations in France and Belgium. Choosing Immigrants Le Pangolin criticizes French interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy’s latest round of immigration policies. The blogger...

Prominent Egyptian blogger arrested and several other activists

Originally by Socrates Alaa Abd El-Fatah, one of the Egyptian political activists, and one of the first bloggers in Egypt was arrested today together with around ten more activists during...

Egypt: Happy B'day Mr. President

“I hope many happy returns for the day for Mr. Hosni Mubarak as a human not as a president , i will be very happy so much when I see...

Egypt: Emergence law

Zeinobia of ‘Egyptian Chronicles’ explains the motives of the Egyptian government to ask the Parliament for approval to re-new the decayed Emergence law. “…they need it to stop any attempt...

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