Links 5-12 August 2012

Not many as much of this week was spent offline. Note also that this week I also implemented short posts (in the linked list style found on tech blogs) where I make a few remarks on links. From now on there will be a mix of these links-posts and a weekly or so linkdump. Perhaps next time I will also add a "this week on the blog" catch-up list to these link dumps. And remember everything below (and more) is first linked to on Twitter.

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,