Al-Ahram Weekly Online   11 - 17 October 2012
Issue No. 1118
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

A presidential upgrade
President Mohamed Morsi spoke on the anniversary of the 6 October War against a backdrop of political bewilderment and economic anticipation, reports Dina Ezzat
Back in Africa
IN A KEEN showing of Egyptian interest to foster ties with African countries, especially the Nile Basin states, President Mohamed Morsi arrived in Uganda on Tuesday for a one-day visit where he participated in the country's Independence Day celebrations with the president of Uganda Yoweri Musevini and other African leaders, Dina Ezzat reports
One hundred days with Morsi
Hosni Mubarak had three decades to entrench his legacy. Mohamed Morsi promised to undo some of its worst manifestations within 100 days. So what's the verdict, asks Amira Howeidy
Time for accountability
Reem Leila asks whether 100 days were enough for President Morsi to keep his promises
Queuing continues
The government has barely scratched the surface in its attempt to resolve bread and fuel shortages, reports Niveen Wahish
Those missing and the uninvited
Ahmed Eleiba reports on this year's celebrations on the 39th anniversary of the October war
Towards a politics of consensus
Prime Minister Hisham Kandil has met with representatives from across the political spectrum in an attempt to forge agreement on economic policy and other pressing issues, reports Reem Leila
Mumps scare
Thousands of children are suffering as a result of the recent outbreak of mumps in Egypt
Choice of a clean slate
Mohamed Abdel-Baky reports on the new appointments at the Homeland Security Sector and the Central Agency for Organisation and Administration
Copts still under attack
One year after the Maspero tragedy, the targeting of Coptic citizens and churches is continuing, reports Dina Ezzat
Morsi's promises for his first 100 days in office
President Mohamed Morsi spoke on the anniversary of the 6 October War against a backdrop of political bewilderment and economic anticipation, reports Dina Ezzat
Battle of the bishops
Electing a successor to Pope Shenouda III is proving a contentious business, reports Michael Adel
One year on
The relatives of the "Maspero martyrs" are still seeking their rights one year after the killings, writes Sarah Murad
Puppet show or real poll?
The Muslim Brotherhood's political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, is holding elections. How free are they, asks Amani Maged
Splinters and settlements
Has the power struggle within the Salafist Nour Party reached its end?
Extradition saga ends
After eight years of legal battles the UK has finally extradited five Islamists wanted in the US on terrorism charges, Jailan Halawi reports
The reconciliation we need?
The radical Islamist group Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiya has called for the release from detention of more of its members, raising questions about the repercussions of its demands, writes Doaa El-Bey
Microbus republic
Drivers say they are persecuted by the people and the government. Ahmed Morsy finds out how true the claim is

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