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The Egyptian opposition and the illusion of the ‘unknown’ revolution

It seems that nearly seven years after the 25 January Revolution, some forces, elites, and platforms still have not absorbed the learned lessons. They have not given themselves the chance to reconsider their options in terms of dealing with the developments of the Egyptian political situation, as well as its security and objective aspects. Moreover, …

Walaa Gad Elkarim

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Missing middle: the crises of the middle class in Egyptian society

The word “middle” refers to the centre. It is the point that maintains balance and achieves stability. If the middle point breaks down the whole system will collapse. The middle class is the centre of society, which maintains stability and social peace. Therefore, the aim of any government, especially in the developing countries, would be …

Samar Mahmoud

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The memory of 30 June uprising through people’s eyes  

Three years later, with all of the political turmoil, economic changes, the breaking up of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya sit-in, hundreds of other marches against the “military coup”, and Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi’s ruling system, people are still torn between celebrating the day the Brotherhood’s era came to an end and mourning the start of a regime in which one of Egypt’s worst massacres took place and that has taken away freedoms.

Daily News Egypt

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The revolution’s ghetto

This is an uncomfortable topic. Over the past five years, the meaning, significance, and purpose of the 25 January Revolution has been constantly debated and revised. Egypt has transformed from a country festering with mass celebrations in February 2011 to one plagued with fear and uncertainty in February 2016. Sometimes, I think  we ought to …

Ziad A. Akl

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Lessons learned from 25 January

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution, the greatest thing that Egyptians came together, even if some people hate this. Irrespective of the attempts of some to undermine it, or compare it to other incidents, the effect that the revolution left on Egyptians cannot be compared to that of any other incident. …

Mohamed Abdel Kareem

Amr Khalifa

Defining 25 January

I kneeled down to the floor, knees pressed hard to the floor, tears of rebirth rolling down my cheeks, forehead to the parquet, in prayer: Mubarak was leaving. The reaction was not unique. That day, throughout the country, while some of Hosni Mubarak’s supporters’ cried tears of sadness, millions let loose screams of freedom and …

Amr Khalifa

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25 January 2016

Over the course of the past five years, we have grown accustomed to reading an article, a column, a feature, or a piece about the revolution’s anniversary. The majority of those articles and pieces are either caught up in nostalgia and speculations of further change following a great event in Egyptian modern history. Others are …

Ziad A. Akl