Al-Ahram Weekly Online   3 - 9 April 2008
Issue No. 891
Egypt
 
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

'A matter of weeks'
The NDP and government close ranks to head off growing criticism as bread shortages continue, reports Gamal Essam El-Din
Trigger-happy
Why did a ship chartered by the US navy open fire on a small Egyptian motorboat, killing one peddler and injuring two, as it was transiting the Suez Canal? Reem Leila investigates
Facts and figures
Officials say reducing population growth remains one of the most daunting challenges the government faces
Blasted backlash
Gamal Nkrumah feels the pulse of Egyptian intellectuals and clerics in the aftermath of a spate of Western artistic outpourings criticising Islam and denigrating the Prophet Mohamed
Cause for celebration
Crowds gather in the Cairo district of Zeitoun to mark the 40th anniversary of the appearance of the Virgin Mary, reports Sherine Nasr
A new beginning
Mona El-Nahhas reports on chaotic elections within the liberal Democratic Front party
'We are not merchandise'
Workers at Al-Nasr plant refuse to be "sold" to Orascom, reports Faiza Rady

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