Ailing Mubarak?

Too busy to write in more length about this today, but for over a week now the Egyptian (non-state) media has gone into another one of its Mubarak deathwatch modes. Last time was during the last big al-Ahly game, when Mubarak's absence at the match caused a panic among journos who believed the old man was agonizing. Too much wishful thinking... but that says a lot about the state that Egypt is in right now. More later on this hopefully!
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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.