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A paralysed city: The diesel fuel crisis

Though it is not the first time a gas or diesel shortage has plagued Cairo and several other governorates, the recent crisis in Egypt has left the capital city paralysed due to a major strike organised by microbus drivers. It seems these strikes by transport drivers are much larger than they have been in the past. Daily News Egypt investigates the mounting diesel fuel problems in the country, looking at how they are affecting ordinary citizens and what the government is doing in response.

Sarah El Masry

Where corruption thrives: Public universities in Egypt

Public universities in Egypt are institutions with multi-layered corruption from sexual harassment to nepotism. The Daily News Egypt was intrigued by a recent corruption case in Ain Shams University to look into the different forms of corruption directed at students at public universities. Students recount their experiences with corruption and what they think the solutions are.

Sarah El Masry

The Battle of the Camel: Understanding the ‘counter-revolutionaries’

A common practice in Egypt has been to label your opposition as thugs, anti-Islamists or remnants of the former regime. These kabels are applied all too frequently and all too easily, as a means to justify one group’s actions over another. a closer look at the battle that took place on 2 February 2011 shows there were legitimate grounds for concern among the “regime remnants” that attacked the square that day; just as the revolutionaries fought for their lives, so too did their opposition

Luiz Sanchez

Two years after the revolution: how our families changed

Many are hesitant about terming what happened in Egypt on 25 January 2011 a “revolution”. Their justification is that a revolution must break away from the past socially, politically and economically to create a new status quo. And this is not the case in Egypt. Yet. Egypt is undergoing political and economic change, but many people claim that socially nothing changed, at least positively. While it might take years to fully examine the changes in social and familial attitudes and behaviours, it is hard to turn a blind eye to the changes that have already occurred two years after 25 January 2011. Daily News Egypt speaks Egyptians and their families who have experienced changes that would not have occurred without the “revolution”.

Sarah El Masry

Institutionalised cheating

Cheating is a widespread behavioural pattern among Egyptian students that goes often unpunished rendering the parties involved in education responsible

Sarah El Masry

The movement is demanding the people who killed Jika be brought to justice. (file photo) Mohamed Omar

6 April: the facts

The 6 April Youth Movement which started with a Facebook group is one of the most powerful political movements today

Fady Salah

Pedestrians pass by the alluring exterior of Cafe Riche Hassan Ibrahim

Cairo’s Downtown coffeehouses

Downtown Cairo is Egypt’s heart of cultural and political dynamism and coffeehouses have long been a contributing force in that momentum. Some of them belong to the past but still serve the present. Daily News Egypt visits Cairo’s historical coffeehouses and examines their impact on politics and culture.

Fady Salah