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Interior ministry between honesty and deception

“It is a scenario everybody has become bored with for its repetitiveness. Football in Egypt has returned as an empty theater show for the sake of the Egyptian police, as if the decisions of the Egyptian security [apparatus] are revelations from above, even if it does not mean a thing but their inability to perform …

Fady Ashraf

Conflicts wracking Egyptian football reflect country’s political malaise

By James M. Dorsey Multiple conflicts between Egypt’s military-backed government and the country’s foremost soccer clubs that pit militant soccer fans against both Egypt’s autocratic leaders and club managers could force world soccer governing body FIFA to suspend Egypt. The disputes reflect the broader crisis that has shipwrecked Egypt’s transition from autocracy to a politically more …

Daily News Egypt

The Zamalek uprising

Two weeks ago dozens of Zamalek residents organised a protest to denounce the district’s deteriorating conditions. For over five years an infestation of new cafes and restaurants spread like wildfire in the Zamalek area. With no urban planning in mind nor care for the old island’s infrastructure, people dubbing themselves small and medium sized business …

Sara Abou Bakr

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In Pictures: Zamalek residents protest island’s deteriorating conditions

On Saturday, Zamalek residents took to the streets protesting the declining status of their island Carrying placards that read “Enough with cafes in Zamalek”, “Protect the remaining greenery” and “Against abuse of public property”, tens of the residents demonstrated by the Cultural Wheel in hopes of getting their voices heard. One of the most pressing …

Sara Abou Bakr