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What can we learn from Africa's experience of Covid?
Though a hundred thousand people have died, initial predictions were far worse, giving rise to many theories on ‘the African paradox’

Laura Spinney

28, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Ten years on from the Arab spring, Sisi has made life in Egypt hellish | Amr Darrag
The hopes of a decade ago are long gone, shattered by the former army chief who was backed by western powers, says former Egyptian cabinet minister Amr Darrag

Amr Darrag

11, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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'I will never give up': Egypt's exiles still dream of democracy
Those who rose up against dictatorship believe their example will inspire another generation

Osama Gaweesh

09, Feb, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sugar-coated propaganda? Middle East taps into power of influencers
Egypt scheme is part of growing trend to recruit social media personalities to project an idealised vision

Ruth Michaelson and Michael Safi

29, Jan, 2021 @2:42 PM

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Witness claims seeing Giulio Regeni in Cairo police station before death
Man also alleges hearing Egyptian security officials discuss tampering with Italian student’s mobile phone

Ruth Michaelson and Lorenzo Tondo

28, Jan, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Egypt’s political prisoners ‘denied healthcare and subject to reprisals’
International community must put pressure on Egypt to prevent prison deaths, warns Amnesty International

Ruth Michaelsonin Cairo

26, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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How the Arab spring engulfed the Middle East – and changed the world
An era of uprisings, nascent democracy and civil war in the Arab world started with protests in a small Tunisian city. The unrest grew to engulf the Middle East, shake authoritarian governments and unleash consequences that still shape the world a decade later

Michael Safi, Antonio Voce, Frank Hulley-Jones and Lydia McMullan

25, Jan, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'The release of six decades of fear': Egypt's lost revolution
25 January 2011 marked the start of Hosni Mubarak’s fall but also moves by the military to take over

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

24, Jan, 2021 @3:22 PM

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Egyptian chef arrested after making cupcakes with penis decorations
Female pastry chef interrogated after supplying cakes to private birthday party at Cairo sports club

Ruth Michaelson

19, Jan, 2021 @1:07 PM

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Egypt denies 'oxygen crisis' as Covid-19 ward videos allege shortage
Authorities suppress efforts to discuss levels of vital supplies, as relatives’ claims fuel concerns amid rising infections

Ruth Michaelson

12, Jan, 2021 @7:15 AM

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Arab states agree to end three-year boycott of Qatar
Reconciliation with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the UAE includes a non-aggression pact

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

05, Jan, 2021 @5:03 PM

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UN to bring in monitors to observe Libya's widely flouted ceasefire
Move part of diplomatic reboot of efforts to cajole opposing sides into forming national unity government

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

01, Jan, 2021 @5:00 AM

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