Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
16 - 22 September 1999
Issue No. 447
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Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
fourth term

Salama Ahmed Salama
Salama A. Salama:
Minor infractions, major damage

Mohamed Dahab
Mohamed Dahab:
Son of the Nile

Profile by Fatemah Farag

50 Years of Dispossession The complete archive of the
Special pages commemorating
50 years of Arab dispossession
since the creation of the State of Israel


TURNING A NEW LEAF: President Hosni Mubarak inaugurated Al-Azhar's new offices on Monday after the headquarters of Sunni Islam's most venerated institution moved from the cramped quarters it had occupied for 65 years. --read on--

Laying down the red lines
As final status talks open amid a war of words, only one side is winning writes Graham Usher from Jerusalem

'Determined to go ahead'
While shrugging off his critics and lobbying his supporters, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat spoke to Dina Ezzat in Tripoli about the final-status talks

First national conference for IT
A future with IT
Egypt has its eye set on the information age, says President Mubarak. Nevine Khalil reports

The software challenge
Can Egypt compete with India in exporting locally made computer software? Amira Howeidy seeks an answer

MPs urge tighter security
Interior Minister El-Adli, speaking in parliament, partly blamed last week's abortive attack against President Mubarak in Port Said on lax security. Gamal Essam El-Din reports

Exhibition overdrive
Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids, the New York Metropolitan Museum's most hyped exhibition in years, opens today. Tarek Atia attends the preview

One step for Africa, two for Libya
Last week Libya played host to the African continent. Dina Ezzat joined the celebrations in Sirte

Time for African unity
At last week's extraordinary OAU summit meeting in Libya, Gaddafi obtained backing for his plans to speed up the process of African unity. Gamal Nkrumah, writing from Sirte, celebrates the revival of an old dream


A question of merit
CIFET awards often provoke a rabid response and this year was no exception. Nehad Selaiha records the usual gnashing of teeth


Mahmoud Abu Zied

Managing turbulent waters
In an exclusive interview, Mahmoud Abu Zied, minister of public works and water resources, talks to Fatemah Farag about the heritage of the past, current challenges and future potentials

MENA terms
EGYPT is willing to host the Middle East and North Africa Economic Cooperation Conference (MENA) in the first quarter of the year 2000 provided the peace process makes progress on all tracks, said Foreign Minister Amr Moussa.
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Waiting for No 1
One player will stand taller than the rest when the Al-Ahram World Squash Open ends today. Nashwa Abdel-Tawab reports on this unique championship and those vying for the title

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