Al-Ahram Weekly Online   2 - 8 February 2006
Issue No. 780
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Quarterly Supplement (February 2006)

Previous Supplements:

June 2005

October 2005

A wake up call
Hazem El-Beblawi reflects on Egypts year of going to the polls
Empowerment: a battle for both men and women
The two battles -- for women's rights and for democracy -- are equally important and they must be fought together. Says Fatma Khafagy
The rule of law
Can the Constitution be Unconstitutional? asks Mohamed Nour Farahat
Investing in the future
Girls education: bringing benefits to some of Egypt's most deprived communities
Drug addiction in teenagers
Parents need to wake up to the needs of their children, and the government must act to cut the supply lines that bring drugs to the nation's youth, writes Habiba Hegab
Egyptian educational decline: is there a way out?
Thy myriad problems of Egypt's higher education system are linked to the ruling party and its culture of dependence and silence, writes Mohamed Aboulghar
Monuments and antiquities
Gerd El-Naggar asks the Egyptian government to invest in the historic hotels that border Egypt's greatest antiquities, for they are monuments in their own right
No Way Forward, No Way Back
Fateh Azzam examines the reasons behind the forced removal of Sudanese refugees from a park in Mohandeseen
A tale of two values
Societal values as a subject used to be a main concern to those in the fields of sociology, psychology and social work, writes Hoda Badran
Dr Aly Tewfik Shousha (1891 - 1964)
Paying tribute to a WHO founding father
Egypt's Twice Top Diplomat in Washington
Ahmed M. Abushadi pays tribute to the late Ambassador Ashraf Ghorbal (1925-2005)
The Architect of Global Fairness Juan Somavia speaks to BEYOND:
In a recent interview, BEYOND's Hedayat Abdel Nabi solicited Somavia's views on the global labour agenda as well as issues of significance to Egypt
Davos talk
The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (January 25-29 2006) challenges the Status Quo
Changing the business climate
Half-hearted reform will not turn Egypt's under-performing economy around, writes Samia Farid Shihata
In pursuit of progress
by Essam Mitwally
The Food We Eat
Can traditional foods become a source of income? asks Habiba Hassan-Wassef

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