And the Pharaoh Falls

By Emad Mekay From Cairo : Isn’t the Egyptian Army great? Well, so far. As far as I know, they refused to shoot at their own people. The country is happy. I am happy too. Mubarak is out after 18… Continue Reading  

Revolutionary Egypt Will not Accept Military Junta

By Emad Mekay FROM CAIRO- An activist on the ground was on TV a few minutes ago. She was told by army officers on her way out from Tahrir Square for the TV interview that “there will be good news for… Continue Reading  

Egypt Revolution is Winning and People Are Happy

By Emad Mekay The army has sensed that the anti-Mubarak labor action over the past three days could push the country further towards disintegration as a state. Half the country was being brought to a halt. Municipalities weren’t functioning in many… Continue Reading  

Cairo Dispatch: Did Mubarak Play the Security Card?

The following are lightly edited notes from a conversation over the phone with IPS correspondent and LobeLog contributor Emad Mekay in Egypt. Check out all our news coverage of Egypt and Emad’s other dispatches, and a story for the wire… Continue Reading  

Cairo Dispatch: Diverse Crowds Demand Changes

The following is a set of edited notes from a conversation between myself and IPS’s correspondent in Egypt, Emad Mekay, who was filing dispatches for LobeLog until the Internet went down. He was on the streets of downtown Cairo today… Continue Reading