North Africa

Out of the Middle East and into Africa, the Arab Speaking World spreads well beyond the Gulf and the Levant…

Death Toll Rises in Egypt’s Descent into Emergency

Death Toll Rises in Egypt’s Descent into Emergency

JUAN COLE: Early reports spoke of 120 dead in the first 40 minutes, including two policemen. Alarabiya was still only reporting 5 dead several hours after the push against the squares began. …

Egypt in “State of Emergency”

Right now Egypt is under a state of emergency following a bloody…

Is Egypt Heading For an Algerian-Style Catastrophe?

Is Egypt Heading For an Algerian-Style Catastrophe?

RAMZY BAROUD: The parallels between the two countries are uncannily similar. What route will the Egyptian people choose? …

A Tale of Hunger, An Empty Fridge and A Rubber Duck

A Tale of Hunger, An Empty Fridge and A Rubber Duck

THE VIEW FROM FEZ: The last thing you need when you're searcing for sustenance at 3.30 in the morning is a practical joke. Watch out, Doug! …

IMF Loan: Is It Good Or Bad News for Tunisia?

IMF Loan: Is It Good Or Bad News for Tunisia?

COMMON GROUND NEWS: A young Tunisian set out himself to find out what the future holds for him and his contemporaries following the news of the recent IMF loan to the country …

The Trials of A Moroccan Cab Driver in Ramadan

The Trials of A Moroccan Cab Driver in Ramadan

THE VIEW FROM FEZ: It's Ramadan, it's hot, concentration is not what should it be so inevitably accidents happen and tempers are frayed. …

Midaq Alley: A Slice of Cairo Brilliantly Revealed

Midaq Alley: A Slice of Cairo Brilliantly Revealed

DANIEL M. VARISCO: The incomparable Naguib Mahfouz had a brilliant eye for the detail that revealed Cairo everyday life. Here's one of my favourite passages. …

Urgent To Do’s: A New Constitution and Reconciliation Programme

Urgent To Do’s: A New Constitution and Reconciliation Programme

MOHAMED EL SAYED, CGNEWS: Whatever your views about what has happened recently in Egypt it's clear where we need to go from here. …

“One Day’s Enough For Me”: Foreigner Tries ‘Ramadan Fast’

“One Day’s Enough For Me”: Foreigner Tries ‘Ramadan Fast’

THE VIEW FROM FEZ: It seemed like a relatively straightforward challenge but fasting for one day proved to be much harder than expected …

The Egyptian Lesson: The People’s Voice Doesn’t Matter

The Egyptian Lesson: The People’s Voice Doesn’t Matter

RAMZY BAROUD: It's a dismal, depressing conclusion to make following events over the past two weeks. But it's clear what 'democracy' means for Egyptians …