Al-Ahram Weekly Online   4 - 10 November 2010
Issue No. 1022
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Dilma at the helm
Middle-aged, middle class, socialist and statist -- that is the way forward for a new presence who battled cancer to navigate Brazil's ship of state, postulates Gamal Nkrumah
Learning from defeat
In the US mid-term elections, Republicans picked up 65 seats in the House for a 237 -- 198 majority, and six seats in the Senate -- including the Illinois seat formerly held by President Obama and that of liberal icon Russell Feingold of Wisconsin -- for a 49 to 49 tie in the Senate, where two independents will hold the Democrats ransom...
What it knows best
Americans engaged in their favourite pastime week. What does it mean for Arab and Muslim Americans, wonders Anayat Durani
Clearing up afterwards
As France recovers from weeks of sometimes violent protests against reforms to the country's pensions system, the mood of exasperation with the government remains, writes, David Tresilian in Paris
Do or die African-style
Africa scrambles to adjust to a new Western-style democratic reality, writes Gamal Nkrumah
A new Uganda
During her visit to Kampala to attend Independence Day celebrations, Marwa Tawfik interviewed Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in the Presidential Palace at Entebbe about his plans for the future of his country. The interview was supposed to take 10 minutes but it lasted for two hours. Museveni was very humble and has a good sense of humour. He speaks openly about all the issues even the sensitive ones

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