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Contemporary Egyptian nonsense part 3: The debate that sealed their fate!

Our talk this week is about the 2012 Egyptian presidential debate, the first ever presidential debate in Egyptian history. It was held between presidential candidates Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and Amr Moussa, broadcasted live on May 10, 2012 and moderated by famed TV personalities Yousri Fouda and Mona El Shazly. We take a quick stroll down memory’s lane …

Mohamed Fouad

Mohamed Morsi, FJP Chairman and presidential candidate addresses a meeting of coalition partners against SCAF rule (AFP)

Coalitions of the divided

Coalitions are springing up left and right in the wake of the Presidential Elections Committee’s postponement of the ‘official’ presidential election results, further exacerbating what many activists and politicians are calling the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ “coup.”

Ahmed Aboulenein

Egypt vote chaos boosts Moussa, Abol Fotoh

By Tom Perry / Reuters CAIRO: The race for the Egyptian presidency has been redefined by the disqualification of Hosni Mubarak’s spy chief and prominent Islamists, including a Muslim Brotherhood candidate and a popular Salafi cleric. The developments add to the turbulence of a transition to democracy that has been punctuated by spasms of violence …


Abol Fotoh struggles to keep focus on platform and away from voter polarization

By Sarah El Sirgany CAIRO: In a continuously changing political scene, presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotoh struggles to keep the focus on his electoral program. He condemns the polarization that’s already taking its toll on his bid, but also has nothing but disdain for the nomination of Omar Suleiman, the vice president appointed before the …


Abol Fotoh outlines election program, celebrates candidacy approval

By Amir Makar CAIRO: Thousands gathered on Monday night to celebrate the acceptance of presidential candidate Abdel-Moneim Abol Fotoh’s application by the Presidential Election Committee. “We can realize our dreams with the cooperation of the great Egyptian people,” Abol Fotoh said in his speech, pledging to make use of Egypt’s “most valuable source of wealth”, human …


Egyptians learn fast in campaign for historic vote

By Tom Perry and Dina Zayed / Reuters CAIRO: In the final moments of Hosni Mubarak’s presidency, Mohamed Elshahawy made a call to the man he thought should replace him. “We need to talk about the future,” he told Abdel Moneim Abol Fotoh, then a senior Muslim Brotherhood leader. One year on, Elshahawy has taken time …


MB says to sack members who support Abol Fotoh

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Muslim Brotherhood members who participate in presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Abol Fotoh’s campaign will be sacked, the group’s spokesperson said Saturday. Mahmoud Ghazlan, the official spokesperson of the MB, said in a phone interview with Al-Jazeera Mubasher Misr, “We don’t have double standards.” Ghazlan tried to avoid answering the question, but folded …


AbolFotoh recovers, assailants arrested

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Ministry of Interior said Saturday police arrested the four assailants who attacked presidential hopeful Abdel Moniem AbolFotoh last Thursday. According to potential candidate’s campaign, he was recovering at home and receiving visitors. The ministry said that one of the four assailants is an inmate who escaped prison while the second was …


Attacks on Abol Fotoh, El-Brins put interior ministry in the hot seat

By Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Two attacks on a presidential hopeful and a lawmaker in less than 24 hours left politicians and observers speculating about secret plots, the security vacuum and the future of the political scene under the threat of violence. Presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Abol Fotoh was briefly hospitalized following an attack on his …


Assailants attack presidential hopeful, driver

By Rania Al-Malky and Mai Shams El-Din CAIRO: Three masked assailants attacked outspoken presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Abol Fotoh and his driver late Thursday on the Ring Road, his campaign team said on Friday. Both were hospitalized but Abol Fotoh returned home on Friday morning. The Islamist potential candidate and his driver were taken to hospital. …


Abol Fotoh speaks in memory of Ehsan Abdel Quddous

  CAIRO: Presidential hopeful Abdel Moneim Abol Fotoh emphasized the integral role of women in Egyptian society in a forum held to commemorate late novelist Ehsan Abdel Quddous Wednesday at the Journalists’ Syndicate.   Abol Fotoh lamented how today, men abuse their power to oppress woman. “These conditions are abnormal and do not match the …


Egypt Brotherhood member says to seek presidency

By Marwa Awad and Abdelrahman Youssef / Reuters CAIRO: A senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood said he would run for president as an independent, a move that could draw votes from backers of the Islamist group that has said it will not field a candidate. Secular groups and the West are concerned by how much …


Encountering peace: The disposal of myths

JERUSALEM: Too much of what is commonly known about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is generated by the constant repetition of truisms that fit the justifications of one side’s explanations. Too few of us bother to weigh the possibility that there might be another interpretation of reality. If so, it might also suggest that our own may …

Daily News Egypt

SFSD-ABC partnership reaches out to Cairo's street children

CAIRO: The Ahram Beverage Company (ABC)-Sawiris Foundation (SFSD) partnership agreement, which began in August 2009, launched three new initiatives to leverage the community development projects implemented by partner NGOs. The initiatives will focus on the fields of education, street children and environment. The existence of street children is a somber reality and the number continues …

Daily News Egypt Authors

The eternal life of America's megabanks

WASHINGTON, DC: The world economy faces a major problem: the largest banks in the United States remain “too big to fail, meaning that if one or more of them were in serious trouble, they would be saved by government action – because the consequences of inaction are just too scary. This problem is widely acknowledged, …

Daily News Egypt

Mom of US man charged with terrorism speaks out

WASHINGTON: Pakistani authorities beat confessions out of some of the five residents of the state of Virginia accused of planning terrorist acts in that country, the mother of one of the men said Friday. Amal Khalifa, mother of Ramy Zamzam, said her son looked gaunt when she briefly visited him in a Pakistan jail, where …

Daily News Egypt

Poland holds public memorial for crash victims

WARSAW: Some 100,000 Poles filled Warsaw s biggest public square, joining together for a memorial and funeral Mass for the 96 people killed in a plane crash a week earlier. The thickening cloud of volcanic ash over Europe caused some world leaders – including President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Canadian Prime Minister …

Daily News Egypt

Nagaa Hammadi trial adjourned to May 16

CAIRO: The trial of three suspects in the fatal drive-by shooting of six Christians and one Muslim guard outside a church in Nagaa Hammadi was adjourned to May 16 when it will hear the testimonies of the victims’ families. While the State Security Court did not disclose the reason it postponed the trial, lawyers attributed …

Essam Fadl

Child rights making progress under UN convention

CAIRO: The annual number of child deaths under five years old has dropped 28 percent from 1990 to 2008, as a result of the global commitment by governments and civil societies to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), a UN report said. The special edition of the UNICEF global flagship report “The …

Safaa Abdoun

Ash cloud effects reach Egypt travelers

CAIRO: The cloud of volcanic ash spreading across large swaths of Europe has grounded much of Egypt’s air traffic to and from Western and Central Europe. The ash, emanating from the Iceland volcano Eyjafjallajokull, has been causing havoc with flights to, from, and within Europe since Friday. As of Sunday, 48 flights had been cancelled …

Daily News Egypt

Information Centers' employees demand permanent status

CAIRO: Workers from Information Centers for Local Development say they will continue the sit-in they began Saturday outside the People’s Assembly until they are made permanent employees. Some 200 men, women and children had gathered on the pavement opposite the People’s Assembly on Sunday, the second protest in less than a month. Information Center employee …

Sarah Carr