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· July, 2012

Stories about Egypt from July, 2012

20 July 2012

MENA: Welcoming Ramadan

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar has just begun. It is a time when Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, try to get closer to God and celebrate...

19 July 2012

Egypt: No to a Military Funeral for Omar Sulieman

Hosni Mubarak's vice president and Egypt's former head of intelligence Omar Suleiman is dead. News of his death has triggered a storm of reactions on social media networks. On Twitter,...

18 July 2012

Egypt: Egyptians Give Advice to Syrians

Egyptians are dishing out advice to Syrians - on Twitter. Under a dedicated hash tag, the advice ranges from "do not take photographs with tanks" to "take advice from someone...

17 July 2012

Egypt: Conflicting News on Casualties in Cairo Train Crash

Information remains sketchy about the number of casualties from a train crash in a Cairo suburb earlier today. Reports on mainstream media ranged from deaths and injuries - to no...

16 July 2012

Arab World: Detect Dialect Search Tool for Twitter

Egypt: The Big Pharaoh Grabs His Popcorn

During the recent presidential elections many Egyptians were not really pleased with the options they had in the final round. Some decided to boycott the elections and many others voted...

15 July 2012

Sudan: Women Targeted as #SudanRevolts Enters Second Month

This Friday paying tribute to the revolutionary women (Kandaka) of Sudan's past, women chanted for the fall of the regime and demanded release of political detainees. Many were tear-gassed and...

6 July 2012

Egypt: Protest Sends Message Against Sexual Harassment

Since the revolution took place, more and more Egyptians are speaking up and demanding their rights, including women's rights. In this photo post we look at a recent protest against...

A Weak African Union for 53 Member States

2011 was a tumultuous year for the African continent with revolutions, attempted coups and violent political crises. Unfortunately the union of 53 African states that has as its mission to...