An apology

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For the slow blogging recently. Technical problems took down the site for 24 hours a couple of days ago and are still plaguing us, and on top of it I could not move my neck for the last two days. The first problem may be resolved by the drastic step of moving away from Wordpress and self-hosting altogether at some point -- it takes up too much time. The second, alas, is still being worked on.
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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.