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Managing editor Rana Allam

If you are not with us, you are against us

For three years, Egyptians have been taking to the streets demanding democracy, social justice and freedom, and for three years they have been denied. They are being cornered over and over into making tough choices, then end up choosing what they deem “less horrible” and the results have never lived up to their aspirations. As …

Rana Allam

Culling youth

Egypt haemorrhages. Stretcher-bearers bus bodies, fallen replaced. Helicopters swoop and hover. Tormented faces agonise. None dares call it outright civil war; just as none want to admit a coup is a coup. The memory of happier times scurrying across Tahrir Square for a bite to eat or taking in a movie in Heliopolis is fading. …

Daily News Egypt

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In Pictures: Morsi loyalists barricade main roads

AFP- Supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi continued to erect brick barricades along Nasr City’s main street on Sunday as supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi continue to hold a sit in outside Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque demanding his reinstatement. Photos by: AFP /FAYEZ NURELDINE

Daily News Egypt

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In Pictures: Rabaa mourns deaths

A night of violent clashes between supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi and the police and unidentified men left dozens dead and hundreds injured. Beginning at 1am and continuing into the afternoon, Dr Mohammed Khalid, a general surgeon working at a field hospital at Raba’a Al-Adaweya Mosque, said he treated 50-60 patients with a variety …

Daily News Egypt

I had a dream

By Philip Whitfield Nodding off, the scene segues from Downtown’s crepitating, clattering convulsion to a salubrious setting – a favourite picnic spot in the newly greened Rabaa Touristic Village.  Families and friends have gathered, sedately celebrating their communion. A podium awaits the once reviled now revered. Behold, he comes from the East. He alights from …

Daily News Egypt

The isolated tent city of Rabaa

A friend had to go to the police station by the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in for some documents, and there was no escape but to go through the thousands of protesters stationed in front of the Nasr City police station. My friend said: “it is a city of a parallel world”; posters of ousted president Morsi …

Rana Allam