Gamal on wasta

I am hearing that a couple of days ago, when Gamal Mubarak was hosting his Geel al-Mustaqbal (Future Generation) NGO iftar, he urged young people to fight against the phenomenon of wasta, i.e. connections used to get jobs or favors.

I say lead by example.

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,