New stories in Cairo

Cairo -- the magazine, that is -- has put up some new stories on its site pending its next issue. They include:

  • A report on Ayman Nour's release.


  • A fascinating story on feudal land wars in a small village.


  • The traffic controllers' strike that had President Mubarak personally intervene.


  • The recent visit to Cairo by the Speaker of the Knesset, who addressed the Egyptian parliament from its floor for the first time.


  • A look at the Muslim Brotherhood's stance on the presidential elections. Interestingly there have been a few press reports that a new Brotherhood-linked party might be created.
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    Issandr El Amrani

    Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.