Stories about Egypt from September, 2007
“Today is officially the first day of the academic year in Egypt and for this occasion I would like to talk a little about a woman who helped pave the way for other women to become teachers, school principals and professionals in all fields, the woman who contributed to the...
“When Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sneezes, foreign investors get a cold. That’s how depended this country is on this single man,” notes The Big Pharaoh from Egypt, who links to this story.
“If 2006 (or even late 2005) saw the beginning of the crackdown on all opposition figures (jailing of Ayman Nour, campaign against the MB), 2007 appears to be dedicated to silencing the press when it comes to the president,” writes Issandr El Amrani, from Egypt, who reports on Egypt's latest...
Ramadan Kareem, happy Rosh Hashana(Jewish New Year) and happy new Ethiopian Milenium to all my readers – is the message on Egyptian's Ibn Al Dunya blog.
Issandr El Amrani, from Egypt, provides us with an assortment of must-read links in this post.
After Lebanon, the LGBT storm is making its way to Kuwait, writes Egyptian blogger Zeinobiya in this post. “This is not a surprise to me because Homosexuality is well known in Kuwait and it is something most Arabs know ,by the way here I am not attacking Kuwait heavens forbid...
The Big Pharaoh from Egypt jokingly claims that Bhudda is safer in Egypt than it is in Pakistan – after the opening of a second Bhudda Bar lounge in his country.
Whisper of Madness shares with us horror stories about corruption in Egypt's Interior Ministry hospitals in this post.
“Bin Laden’s support eminates from the fact that the US wants his ass so much. Ask any Arab would you like Bin Laden to rule your country? And the answer will most probably be no. Ask him whether he wants the US to capture him or not. The answer will...
“Thousands of Algerians took to the streets to protest the recent suicide attacks that killed tens,” writes the Big Pharaoh from Egypt. “Very good news. I’m still dreaming of mass protests across the Arab world against the daily carnage in Iraq. I know I’ll be dreaming for a long time,”...
Maryanne Stroud Gabbani, who lives in Egypt, takes us on a culinary tour of Egypt's food basket.
A key witness to jailed Egyptian opposition leader Ayman Nour‘s case has been found hanging in his prison cell, reports Sandmonkey from Egypt.
Egyptian blogger D.B. Shobrawy writes about the time he almost drowned, while swimming in Agami, off Alexandria.
Egyptian Sandmonkey is blogging again and promises to take it slow – until he finds his feet again.
Issandr El Amrani, from Egypt, reports that a Saudi prince is calling for the formation of a political party and the release of reformists from prison.
Palestinian Islamic party Hamas has banned outdoor prayers, writes Egyptian blogger The Big Pharaoh. “Now that’s the definition of irony,” he exclaims.
France-based video sharing site Dailymotion has been blocked, again, in Tunisia. Egyptian blogger Abdel Monem Mahmoud, who has been released in June 2007 is facing detention threats. In China people who are using China Telecom are unable to access FeedBurner feeds. And Thailand lifted its ban on YouTube but Veoh and MetaCafe still blocked.
Abu Aardvark, aka Marc Lynch, discusses how the media dealt with rumours surrounding the death of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in this post.
Jordanian Ahmad Al Ghashmary writes about the abuse he met at the hands of Egyptian police while visiting the pyramids.
Egypt's leading photoblogger Wael Abbas won the the 2007 Knight International Journalism Award, announces the Big Pharaoh.