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Port Said emerges as Egypt’s focal point of soccer-driven protest

Port Said, the Suez Canal city associated with the worst incident in Egyptian sporting history, is emerging as a prime locus of soccer-driven protest in a country that does not brook dissent. Repeated protests in the city are laden with soccer’s tangled involvement and key role in the 2011 popular revolt that toppled president Hosni …

James Dorsey

Mired in problems, Egypt’s president reaches out to Ultras

Best known for his brutal repression of critics, Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has invited the members of the Ultras, the militant anti-government football fans, to participate in the court proceedings related to a 2012 politically loaded football brawl in which 72 supporters of storied Cairo club Al-Ahly SC died. Al-Sisi’s invitation contrasted starkly with Al-Ahly’s …

James Dorsey

Ramadan’s drama series infused with politics

Every year dozens of drama series and soap operas are produced in Ramadan. While politics have always found their way into these series, the January 25th Revolution has taken this politicisation to a new level. The Daily News Egypt reviews the themes portrayed in drama series of this year’s Ramadan, how the political conflict is represented and what narratives are propagated.

Sarah El Masry

Egypt’s banning of soccer fans from matches likely to boomerang

By James M. Dorsey Egyptian authorities have expanded the ban on fans attending matches to include international as well as domestic matches in a bid to prevent violence that is likely to backfire and spark renewed incidents in a country reeling from economic decline, widespread discontent and lack of confidence in the government and law …

Daily News Egypt

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