Al-Ahram Weekly Online   5 - 11 February 2009
Issue No. 933
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Of piety and profanity
Gamal Nkrumah notes that the AU's package is welcome but insufficient
War against women
There is a war being fought inside Pakistan away from its restive borders with Afghanistan and India, explains Graham Usher in Islamabad
Disarming intrigue?
Eva Dadrian marvels at yet another surprise from the Sark -- pulling French troops out of Africa
Where to start?
Obama has made the Middle East a priority as he tries to undo some of the devastation wrought by Bush around the world, says Anayat Durrani
Requiem for an overweight
"The WEF is not a government of the world," reassured organiser Andre Schneider wistfully in the frigid Davos air. At least not yet, adds Eric Walberg
Beginning of the end of lawlessness
Having being swept into office with the promise of change, Obama has moved swiftly to dismantle some of the most controversial policies of the Bush administration's "war on terror", Tamam Ahmed Jama reports

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