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Mostafa Hussein

I am an Egyptian physician and blogger living in Cairo, with lots of interests including current Egyptian affairs and blogging. I am also a member of the Egyptian GNU/Linux User Group. I blog here.

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Latest posts by Mostafa Hussein

Egypt: Egypt blocks 3 opposition websites

JC reports that he received two emails telling about three main opposing websites being blocked by the government. Users of the main ISPs in Egypt cannot have any access to...

Egypt: Clemenceau awaits

Amr writes about the decommissioned french aircraft carrier waiting to pass through the Suez canal. In its way to be taken apart in Indian scrap yards. Egyptian Environmental affairs Agency...

Egypt: New museums

Egyptology News, is reporting that “the Ministry of Culture has placed Egypt’s museums at the top of its priorities. This year will witness the inauguration of up to five new...

Egypt: The Massacre of the Sudanese Refugees

Photo by Nora. The tragic and bloody end of the Sudanese sit-in is still the main discussion topic in the Egyptian blogosphere. It is another brutal police action that I...

Egypt: Police violence against refugees

TenTwenty were killed and more injured including a four years old girl after thousands of Egyptian riot police used force to end a three month old protest in front of...

Egypt: Elections ends and more

Finally the elections of the People's Assembly (the lower house of the Egyptian Parliament) are over. With a bloody end and surprising results, that would probably heat the political debate...

From the Gaza-Egypt border

Nora visits the newly reopened border crossing between Rafah and Gaza strip. She takes several photos and writes in Arabic about her experience. She documents the frustrations of people trying...

Egyptian Soldier Blogging

Abdelrahman was drafted in October. He will be spending one year in the military. He is the first Egyptian soldier with a blog. He is writing about his life in...

Egypt: Arabian horses

Maryanne blogs about a horse show she attended few weeks ago. With pictures of beautiful mares and fillies. She also summarizes the history of the Arabian horse in Egypt and...

Egypt: Journalist Detained

Alaa reports that armed state security forces detained the Egyptian journalist Ahmad Abdollah “Abo Islam”. They broke in to his house on Monday. Five bloggers visited him and knew from...

Egyptian bloggers and parliamentary elections

Elections This week we had the re-run of the second stage and the first run of the third stage of parliamentary elections. The second stage was the most violent. Although...

Egypt: Sudanese Protest in Cairo

Youssef and Chiara (Italian) took photos and wrote briefly about the protest by Sudanese migrants against the UNHCR in the middle of Cairo. Almost 500 to 1000 (thanks Youssef) protestors...

Thuggery is the solution

The second stage of Egpytian elections were marked by violence and wide spread irregularities. Officially one died during the first run of the elections and several wounded. But opposition newspapers...

Egypt: Abdolkarim, the Elections and the Muslim Brotherhood

This week bloggers discussed Abdolkarim's release, the resuls of the the first stage of legislative elections and more. Abdolkarim After the release of Abdolkarim. Malek went to meet him personally...

Egypt: Parlimentary Elections

The Arabist sums up the results of the first of three rounds of parlimentary elections. 140 seats to the ruling NDP and independants who join the NDP shortly after their...

Abdolkarim released

The Egyptian blogger who was detained by secutiry forces on the 26th of October has been released. Previously covered on GVO here, here and here. Karim wrote about his own...

Egypt: Early Christmas

Cairo is preparing for Christmas a little bit too early!

Justice for Abdolkarim

The events of the 21st of October did not end in complete peace. A new alarming, yet not directly related, development took place. This time shaking the Egyptian bloggosphere more...

From the Egyptian blogs

Some bloggers are angry over the news of the 14 years old kid who is facing death sentence in Saudi Arabia. Freedom for Egyptians and Ritzy are pointing that the...

Religious harmony severed in Egypt

The Egyptian blogosphere has been agitated by the events in Alexandria that shook the country. Four died (3 killed by riot poilce), tens wounded and 100 detained after 5000 angry...

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