Links 13 February 2011

Probably the most shared link right now is the above video of Ahmed Ezz, billionaire steel magnate and Gamal Mubarak's right-hand man, playing the drums in his band in 1987. As Hosni Mubarak said, once too they were young.

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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.