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Ahmed Kadry
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Ahmed Kadry is a Ph.D researcher at Imperial College London and writer on Egypt.

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El-Sissi and the Egyptian Presidency

(1) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 1:00 PM

A six by twelve billboard greeted me on my drive from Cairo airport to my apartment, less than a mile away from former president Hosni Mubarak's presidential palace. "Egypt Fighting Terrorism" in bold lettering in Arabic and English, and a determined looking child with the Egyptian flag painted on his...

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Reporting Live From Egypt: Western Journalists

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2013 | 3:58 PM

As I walk into my house every evening after work, I am almost always greeted with the blaring sound of an Arabic news program or political chat show, with my family duly attentive to every word being spoken, or more often than not, shouted. They barely notice as I walk...

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The Curious Case of ElBaradei

(113) Comments | Posted August 16, 2013 | 7:40 AM

In January 2012, upon being asked why he had decided to withdraw from Egypt's first democratic presidential elections, Dr Mohamed ElBaradei responded, "My conscience does not allow me to run for the presidency or any other official position unless there is real democracy." In his quip about "real democracy", the...

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