Summer Bits & Pieces: Egypt-Algeria, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Shayfeen, election campaigning, Sinai attacks
Licking Boots after Mistakes: Egypt-Algeria relationships are soured and Libyan leader Moamar Kadhafi interferes by hosting a summit between President Mubarak and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Sirte. Read. Have a look on my previous blog on same topic.
Viva, Freedom of Expression: Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s management is banning websites that promote Human Rights and any sites that oppose the current regime. Read (in Arabic).
What goes around comes around: Egyptians are very puzzled with the number of attacks in Sinai Peninsula. Today another small blast occurred on the side of a road in Sinai as a vehicle belonging to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) passed by, but no one was killed. The regime of Mubarak smuggled weapons to Hamas for the suicide bombers through secret tunnels in Rafah and now....
Election Rigging: A new Egyptian popular movement was formed to counter expected election rigging. You can report any violations by an image or any form here. Your report with be sent to press and government if you wanted. The site is in Arabic.
Two days to go: Only two days and the election campaigning will start in Egypt with 10 presidential runners with three opposition parties boycotting. There are no independent candidates. Women and Copts are not represented. Patriarchal religious institutions in Egypt raced to pay allegiance to Mubarak. The role of the Muslim Brotherhood in elections is not quite clear. Mubarak posters are erected in Cairo auguring his victory.
Regime bodies deem Mubarak winner, regardless of the upcoming Egyptian elections. Mrs Susan Mubarak chairs a summit in June 2006 as announced by Farkhunda Hassan, Secretary-General of the National Council for Women. Will someone please tell these people that we are heading for country’s elections! We deserve some respect even if elections will be doctored in all cases!
N.B. : Cartoon reads "From left to right: Arab democracies (yellow), Western democracies (blue)". Cartoon from www.mahjoob.com.