The sum of our disappointments

In Cairo, normality is something of a heroic enterprise, Maria Golia explains.

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NI 496 - World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories - October, 2016
Women protected

Women protected

A new law in Egypt is a positive step for women, but not the end of the struggle, says Chalaine Chang.

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NI 478 - NGOs - Do they help? - December, 2014

Worldbeater... Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi - a big ego backed by military might.

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NI 476 - Cuba - October, 2014
Street scene from central Cairo. All photographs by Maria Golia.

Country Profile: Egypt

The country’s last 150 years reflect a dynamic process, part of the greater human quest for fair self-governance.

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013
Still a hero? Demonstrators protesting against this year’s election results hold aloft photos of former president Nasser.

To everything there is a season

How can Egyptians make sure last year’s uprisings have a lasting legacy? Maria Golia looks forward.

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NI 457 - Bad medicine - November, 2012
Women gather outside Cairo’s
State Council court to protest
against virginity tests.

Blue bras and mettle: Egypt's women stand their ground

Libby Powell reflects on last year's International Womens Day when women took to the streets of Egypt to fight for their rights.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
Letter from Cairo

Letter from Cairo

The future is unknown, but we can learn on the job, says Maria Golia.

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NI 449 - Haiti two years on - January, 2012

A fierce beauty

Maria Golia experiences beautiful music and blunt talk at a Cairo gathering.

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NI 448 - The arms trade - December, 2011

Egyptian laughter

In a climate of uncertainty, Maria Golia discovers that laughter can sound hollow.

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NI 447 - Banking on Hunger - November, 2011
Agriculture is high on the list for change in Egypt.

Egypt's freedom harvest

Rami Zurayk says the Arab uprisings offer a unique chance to embrace food sovereignty.

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NI 447 - Banking on Hunger - November, 2011

Letter from Cairo

Love can be tough amid the boredom and despair of a city slum, writes Maria Golia.

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NI 446 - Nature's defenders - October, 2011
From Iran, The Green Wave.

The silver screen behind the Spring

Feature films can tell us much about the cultural background to recent events in North Africa and the Middle East. Malcolm Lewis has been watching some of them.

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NI 446 - Nature's defenders - October, 2011
Letter from Cairo: the struggle for a free press

Letter from Cairo: the struggle for a free press

The independent press has gained strength from the revolution, writes Maria Golia.

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NI 445 - Pakistan - daring to hope - September, 2011
What is a 'true Egyptian'?

What is a 'true Egyptian'?

There may be no easy answer, but identity has become an obsession, discovers Maria Golia, among a people in turmoil.

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NI 444 - The changing face of masculinity - July, 2011

A stitch in time saves...

Maria Golia’s tailor has the currency markets stitched up.

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NI 443 - The far right gets respectable - June, 2011

Bearing witness

Maria Golia savours a moment of extraordinary clarity for Egypt.

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011
Capturing the moment when protestors at Tahrir Square learned that Mubarak was finally standing down.

When people rise up...

As the ripples of rebellion spread through the Arab world, what’s next for democracy?

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NI 441 - China - makers of the miracle - April, 2011

Cognac and horse sweat

In the name of research, Maria Golia meets a man with an unusual mission.

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NI 437 - Humans vs. Nature - November, 2010

Letter from Cairo

Maria Golia meets the man with the eyes of a caged god.

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NI 436 - A wake-up call for democracy - October, 2010
We will be heard! A protester from the April 6th Youth Movement at an anti-government demonstration.

Crackdown in Cairo

Egyptian politics heats up over Mubarak succession

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NI 433 - Deported! What happened next? - June, 2010

The return

An overseas trip lets Maria Golia see her hometown in a new light.

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NI 428 - Welcome to Copenhagen! - December, 2009

Wealth in abundance

'Make do and mend' is a time-honoured Egyptian talent, discovers Maria Golia.

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NI 425 - Where have all the Bees gone? - September, 2009

Articles in this category displayed as a table:

Article title From magazine Publication date
World Fiction Special - Exquisite short stories October, 2016
NGOs - Do they help? December, 2014
Cuba October, 2014
Gold trouble September, 2014
Argentina's challenge June, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
Bad medicine November, 2012
Time for a fair economy March, 2012
Haiti two years on January, 2012
The arms trade December, 2011
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
Nature's defenders October, 2011
Nature's defenders October, 2011
Pakistan - daring to hope September, 2011
The changing face of masculinity July, 2011
The far right gets respectable June, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
China - makers of the miracle April, 2011
Humans vs. Nature November, 2010
A wake-up call for democracy October, 2010
Deported! What happened next? June, 2010
Welcome to Copenhagen! December, 2009
Where have all the Bees gone? September, 2009
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