Post 30 June glossary

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With the 30 June revolution came change. And with change, came new terms and expressions which weren’t as common to Egyptians before. In other cases, some common expressions just got new meanings. Continue reading

How to be a positive nationalist?

A poll conducted by the Baseera reseach centre put the percentage of Egyptians ready to tolerate other Egyptian’s lack of nationalism at 19 percent. Another poll, also conducted by Baseera, suggested that at least 78 percent of Egypt’s population will only vote for the candidate who adopts a nationalist ideology. In an attempt to help the remaining minority of non-nationalist Egyptians, and foreigners, to better blend within Egypt’s national fabric, we have combined a list of guidelines to help you pursue a better, more focused nationalist future. Continue reading

Calm restored to Egypt after dispersing pro-Morsi sit-ins;

Supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi walk past his portrait in Cairo on July 23, 2013 during a sit in outside Rabaa al-Adaweya mosque. (AFP Photo)

Supporters of Egypt’s deposed president Mohamed Morsi walk past his portrait in Cairo on July 23, 2013 during a sit in outside Rabaa al-Adaweya mosque.
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A cloud of rest and calm overshadowed Egyptian streets Friday night after two mega sit-ins set up in support of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were dispersed in a joint effort between the armed forces and the Ministry of Interior.

Pro-Morsi protesters who had been sitting-in around Rabaa Al-Adaweya mosque in Cairo and Al-Nahda Square in Giza were finally reunited with family and friends after over a month of sleeping out in the streets. Continue reading