Al-Ahram Weekly   Al-Ahram Weekly
7 - 13 September 2000
Issue No. 498
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Ibrahim Nafie
Ibrahim Nafie:
An Egyptian agenda

Edward Said
Edward Said:
Problems of neoliberalism

Mohamed Sid-Ahmed
Mohamed Sid-Ahmed:
Internationalising Jerusalem

Hani Shukrallah
Hani Shukrallah:
Tune in next week

Hassan Moawad
Hassan Moawad:
Science of the times

Profile by
Nevine Khalil

Pot Pourri
Pot Pourri
Ah, but New York...
By Fayza Hassan

Restaurant review
Almost like New York
Injy El-Kashef's taste-buds are tickled pink

From the archives:
The 1995 parliamentary elections
The full coverage of the 1995 elections

My DreamTHE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS: Secretary-General Kofi Annan rang the "Peace Bell" at UN headquarters on Tuesday, officially opening the Millennium Summit (topmost). At the meeting, world leaders are debating issues of major importance to humanity. --read on--

A defining moment
As New York hosts the leaders of 179 states for the United Nation's Millennium summit, Hani Shukrallah writes from a city in turmoil

Eyeball to eyeball
On the eve of the UN Millennium Summit the brinkmanship between Ehud Barak and Yasser Arafat continues. Who will blink first, asks Graham Usher from Jerusalem

Reading deferred sentences
The postponement of the handing down of sentences against 20 leading Muslim Brotherhood figures proves, say their lawyers, a link between their military trial and forthcoming parliamentary and Bar Association elections. Khaled Dawoud reports

New support for women
The National Council for Women, hoping for an improved female performance in the coming parliamentary elections, has pledged its support for all female candidates, reports Reem Leila

Overhauling the power sector
The power sector is being opened up to private ownership through preparing electricity distribution companies to be offered for public subscription and inviting investors to establish more build-own-operate-and-transfer (BOOT) power stations. Minister of Electricity and Energy Ali El-Sa'idi spoke to Mona El-Fiqi about the ministry's plans

No'man GomaaCollective sigh of relief
No'man Gomaa easily beat three rivals to be elected chairman of the opposition Wafd Party. Shaden Shehab followed events as the result unfolded

Rafik Al-Hariri A 'Future' premier
Billionaire businessman Rafik Al-Hariri will probably take the helm of Lebanon's government, once again, following the landslide victory of his electoral list, writes Ranwa Yehia from Beirut

Trying times for Khatami
On the trail of Iran's Delegation to the UN Millennium Summit, headed by President Mohamed Khatami, Azadeh Moaveni reports on its lacklustre performance

Toss up over Salad
The warlords are still making much noise in Somali politics. And, to the chagrin of Somalia's newly-elected president, they can neither be silenced nor whacked, writes Gamal Nkrumah

An Ottoman and a gentleman
Tal'at Harb MallWhat new trends are Cairo's tastemakers setting, and why? Pascale Ghazaleh refuses to take straightforward style statements at face value
Samar and Suhail
Samar and Suhail

Tarek Atia meets two aspiring actors on the meandering road to stardom
Front Page
  US Mirror Site (updated on Sunday)

Journeys within, journeys without

Put off by the thought of CIFET? Amina Elbendary, a festival novice, finds there is far more excitement than the stereotypes allow
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Off the record

Coptic Christianity recreated
The recently-opened Coptic gallery in Ragab's Pharaonic Village provides a sequential view on Coptic Christianity. Amira El-Noshokaty pays a visit

Shaky take-off
Egypt began its qualifying campaign for the 2002 African Cup with an unimpressive victory against Côte d'Ivoire. Nashwa Abdel-Tawab reports

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