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Egyptian military soldiers stand alert as they cross the Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. Egypt's president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi inaugurated the digging of a new section of the Suez Canal, 35-km (22 mile), a $4 billion military-led project to expand a key corridor of world trade that he says will be finished next year. The canal was opened for navigation in 1869. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Conscription: what is it good for?

This article neither responds nor is even remotely interested in the televised report broadcast by Qatar’s Al-Jazeera about conscription or compulsory drafting in the Egyptian army. This goes back to many reasons, but foremost because the virus only infects the body that suffers from weak immunity. I argue that the immunity of Egypt, of both …

Moataz Bellah Abdel-Fattah

Mina Ibrahim

Maspero: the rubbish of the Copts

The story of 28 Christians who were killed under the tanks or by the bullets of the Egyptian military the night of 9 October 2011 has already been told. Demonstrators moved from the Cairene neighbourhood of Shubra and along the shore of the Nile before they were violently dispersed in front of the state television …

Mina Ibrahim