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· April, 2012

Stories about Egypt from April, 2012

25 April 2012

Do Arab Men Hate Women? Mona Eltahawy Faces Firestorm

Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy has once again sparked controversy with an article in Foreign Policy magazine entitled “Why Do They Hate Us?”, in which she argues that Arab societies are...

24 April 2012

Egypt: Time for Televised Presidential Debates?

As the time approaches for the Egyptian presidential election, there have been calls not only in Egypt but also around the Arab world for televised presidential debates.

21 April 2012

Egypt: Should the Grand Mufti Have Gone to Jerusalem?

On April 18 Ali Gomaa, the Egyptian grand mufti and one of the highest religious authorities in the Islamic world, visited Jerusalem for the first time. The visit is controversial...

19 April 2012

Egypt: “Blog About Nubia” Day

In an attempt to highlight the situation of the Nubian community in Egypt and to challenge stereotypes about them, a day of blogging and tweeting about their cause took place...

18 April 2012

Egypt: Country's First Research University At Risk

Since last year the fate of Nile University, Egypt's first research university, has been uncertain. Its purpose-built campus has been “conceded” to the Zewail City of Science and Technology, an...

Egypt: The Other Homeland

17 April 2012

Egypt: Campaign Against Compulsory Military Service Gains Momentum

A discussion against conscription or compulsory military service is emerging in Egypt. Ahmed Awadalla gives us an overview of the debate in this post.

Arab World: Technology in the Time of Revolution

The Arab uprisings have created a debate about the role played by social media and mobile technology in bringing change. Whatever conclusion you come to on that subject, activists certainly...

15 April 2012

Egypt: The Fall, Rise and Fall of Omar Suleiman

On April 6 Omar Suleiman, Egypt's former vice president and intelligence chief, announced his candidacy for president. On April 13, tens of thousands of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to...

Egypt: The Drama of the Presidential Race

It's hard to predict the results of the presidential elections in Egypt, due to the dramatic events taking place every day. This post tries to shed light on the political...

5 April 2012

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood versus SCAF – the Fall of the Masks?

“A million men march to demand the fall of Ganzouri's cabinet” read the official newspaper of the Freedom and Justice Party after events that have left the Egyptian population baffled....

2 April 2012

Egypt: Your ID, Your Rights Targets Women

7 Billion Actions

As many as 4 million Egyptian woman don't have ID cards, and as such cannot benefit from legal, social and economic services and rights. "Your ID, Your Rights" is a...