Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
23 - 29 September 1999
Issue No. 448
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875 Issues navigation Current Issue Previous Issue Back Issues

Mrs Suzanne Mubarak The responsibility for health
Cairo played host this week to the 46th session of the World Health Organisation's regional committee for the eastern Mediterranean. Rania Khallaf attended
Stock Exchange Reviving old splendour
One day after the opening of the Fourth Euromoney Conference, businessmen celebrated the inauguration of a major privately-funded project to give the Cairo Stock Exchange district a facelift. Gihan Shahine visits the area and reviews the bourse's century-old history

The final touches
The interior minister and his top aides have reviewed preparations for the referendum. Ahmed Moussa reports
NDPMinisters on the campaign trail
Leaders of the ruling National Democratic Party have urged voters to head en masse to polling stations to give a "yes" vote to President Mubarak. Gamal Essam El-Din reports
A question of security
Despite a major crackdown by the Interior Ministry on thugs and their weapons, there is growing disenchantment, as Mariz Tadros reports, with the measures taken to deal with this phenomenon

Anticipating political reform
Political parties hope President Mubarak's new term will see the introduction of political and constitutional reforms. Shaden Shehab and Mona El-Nahhas sound out their views
Everyone's shopping list
As the nation awaits the formal beginning of President Hosni Mubarak's new term, the intellectual community is rife with hopes and demands. Fatemah Farag listens in
The word on the street
Egyptians would like to see better living standards and less inequality during Mubarak's fourth term in office, a straw poll of "the man in the street" revealed. Nadia Abou El-Magd sought to gauge the public's mood
The landmarks
Major events and developments during President Hosni Mubarak's 18 years in office: Researched and compiled by Khaled Dawoud

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