At one of the most critical moments in post-revolution Egypt and in the throes of a political tsunami I found myself laughing uncontrollably. I was watching the season premiere of Bassem Youssef's satirical news show Al Bernameg.
When Sudan was debating the terms of its independence, many Arab Sudanese argued for a union with Egypt, their fellow sons of the Nile. And now, it seems, each is holding what may be its most important demonstrations to date.
As tensions grew over the past year, Salafyo Costa emerged as a media darling, the open-minded, smiling face of the Salafi movement, as well as a leader in dialogue between different segments of Egyptian society.