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Egypt’s barren Spring

The fight for a democratic Egypt, that its people waged 2 years ago, wasn’t just a struggle to get rid of Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year-old dictatorship. It was a fight for better economic opportunities and social mobility. Tired of rampant unemployment … read more

On frustration, anger, hope and 30 June

Whatever happens on 30 June – for good or ill – Egypt stands in dire need of a profound breakthrough, be it a leadership change through snap presidential elections or a new-found respect for national consensus The streets are filled … read more

Tamarrod: Egyptians organising for June 30

June 30th marks Mohamed Morsi’s first anniversary as President of Egypt. It is also the date set for nationwide demonstrations protesting Morsi’s increasingly authoritarian leadership and the role his Muslim Brotherhood is playing in post-Tahrir Egypt. The organising effort for … read more

Egypt’s rocky road to stability and justice

Human rights in Egypt have remained under attack after the 2011 revolution that ousted President Hosni Mubarak. Still, it was a shock when the Cairo Criminal Court convicted 43 employees of foreign nonprofit groups, including 16 Americans, on criminal charges … read more

Q&A with US Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson

Following a long established rapport, Egypt-US relations have increasingly come under the spotlight in the post-revolution period. Ahram Online gains further insight in an exclusive interview with US Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson. Hidden behind high concrete walls in Cairo’s … read more