The Prime Minister in the Desert

Abdelkader Taleb Omar is the head of a highly unusual government. As prime minister of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) he is, in effect, the prime minister of a refugee camp.

May 19

Interview: Mohamed Fahmy stranded between prison and liberty

Mohamed Fahmy may have left prison but he isn’t free. In fact he says he is “caught in limbo” between prison and liberty, between conviction and justice, and even between Egypt and Canada…

February 21

Inside Sisi’s Prisons

It’s no secret that Hosni Mubarak’s regime was repressive. Yet although in its treatment of prisoners and many other ways besides, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s is worse, statesmen around the world praise its role in Egypt’s ‘democratic transition’…

February 19

Fahmy and supporters call for his swift deportation from Egypt

Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy is taking his first breaths of freedom in more than 400 days, but his supporters say he must quickly be deported to Canada from Egypt because it is too risky to gamble his fate on another court decision…

February 13

Joy for Greste, but little hope for Egyptian journalists

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste was finally released from Cairo’s Tora prison on Sunday (01.02.2015) and is now on his way home to Brisbane, but for 11 other reporters who remain imprisoned in Egypt’s jails there is little to no hope of reprieve…

February 2

Strong push for Fahmy’s release as Egypt frees Al Jazeera colleague

Canadian diplomats will meet again Monday with Egyptian officials in Cairo to press the case of imprisoned journalist Mohamed Fahmy, one day after his Australian colleague was released and Canada was told Egypt is actively considering Mr. Fahmy’s situation…

February 1

Eyewitnesses to murder of Egyptian activist arrested

Five eyewitnesses to the murder of a prominent activist shot dead in Cairo last weekend were arrested and charged after offering to give evidence to a public prosecutor investigating the case…

January 29


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