Ahmed Fouad Negm was Egypt's poet of revolution, inspiring protesters from the 1970s through to the current uprisings with sharply political verses excoriating the country's leaders in the rich slang of colloquial Arabic. Negm, always seen wearing the traditional galabeya robes of the poor, tapped into the sentiments of Egypt's impoverished population, marginalised by the ruling elite.
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Sunday 04 November 2012
Altar boy Bishoy Massad looked a little awestruck as he stepped up to the podium at the front of the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo today.
Saturday 25 August 2012
Opponents of President Mohamed Morsi scuffled with his supporters yesterday during a demonstration that posed the first test of the Islamist leader's popularity on the street.
Friday 24 August 2012
Egypt's leaders were under increasing strain last night as a fuel shortage heaped pressure on the battered economy and officials met with world finance chiefs to discuss a multi-billion dollar development loan.
Monday 13 August 2012
Egypt's Islamist President, Mohamed Morsi, dismissed two senior generals yesterday and cancelled a military order that curbed his powers, in a move that could free him of some of the restrictions of military rule.
Saturday 11 August 2012
Complex regional interests are threatened by rising violence in the Sinai
Wednesday 08 August 2012
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has fired his intelligence chief and the governor of Northern Sinai following the deadly weekend attack on troops by suspected militants in Sinai.
Tuesday 07 August 2012
Military sweep ordered after militants kill 16 troops, stealing army vehicles to get into Israel
Monday 06 August 2012
Masked gunmen killed 16 Egyptian soldiers at a checkpoint along the border with Gaza and Israel, the first such attack on troops.
Friday 03 August 2012
The new Prime Minister, Hisham Qandil, was sworn in with his cabinet in yesterday, forming the first government since Mohamed Morsi was elected President.
Friday 20 July 2012
Egypt's former spy chief Omar Suleiman, who died yesterday at the age of 76, was Hosni Mubarak's long-standing éminence grise. He played several crucial roles during Mubarak's 30-year rule; despite his low public profile he had a say in virtually every vital security issue confronting Egypt. Like his boss, he was an enemy of Islamists throughout the region and a friend to the United States and Israel.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Forget about "increased tensions" between Egypt's new President and the dark power of the country's wealthy generals. Yesterday's convening of parliament in Cairo – in violation of a supreme court decision – was an "understanding" between Mohamed Morsi and the army élite that the antagonism between them must go no further.
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