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Education, the spy-duck and threats to Egypt

“The police had confiscated a spy-duck.” This was how my reporters greeted me five days ago. At first I thought it was another pun by DNE’s wily reporters until they showed me the links in Arabic; the police confiscated a duck carrying a “strange” device. Two days later, after the intervention of animal activists, the …

Sara Abou Bakr

Egyptian opinion on sit-in dispersals: Finding truth in reported facts

A recent poll suggests that 67% of Egyptians are “satisfied with the manner” in which security forces dispersed the sit-ins at Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Nahda Square. Meanwhile a different poll suggests that 79% of Egyptians believe the “massacres” on 14 August were “crimes against humanity”. These two polls seem to be presenting contradictory facts about …

Iris Boutros

BLOG CORNER: The violent birth of a sit-in

Charlie Miller and I were on our way to catch the tail end of the clearing of Nahda Square when we heard reports of clashes in Mohandeseen. We adjusted our course and sped off down Batal Ahmed Abdel Aziz Street only to see a cloud of black smoke at the intersection ahead. Our driver decided …

Joel Gulhane

Tunisia braces for rival demos as crisis talks fail

AFP-  Supporters and opponents of Tunisia’s Islamist-led government were expected to flood the streets of the capital in rival rallies Tuesday marking national women’s day, after a bid to resolve a weeks-old crisis foundered. The government led by the Islamist Ennahda party and its detractors have been locked in a bitter feud sparked by the murder …

Daily News Egypt