Democracy

Some of the thousands of Egyptian migrant workers who fled the Libyan violence. (Photo: Lina Atallah)
First Person
24 Feb 11
Thousands of Egyptian economic migrants caught up in the Libyan revolution are streaming back into Egypt, worried that the violence across the border is going to get worse.
Many Arab commentators said Qaddafi appeared seriously disturbed during his televised speech, while others said mockingly that he should be on a comedy show.
Comment
23 Feb 11
The Arab world has at once ridiculed the Libyan leader’s bizarre TV appearances and been appalled by the brutal suppression of his people.
If Egyptians are to create a democratic system that suits them, then they must dare to further unleash the creativity so abundantly demonstrated in this revolution. (Photo: Monasosh/Flickr)
Comment
23 Feb 11
The time is ripe to crystallise a creative vision for Egyptian democracy, one that can perhaps be used as a model by other Arab countries.
Baghdad protesters demonstrate in support of the anti-Mubarak Egyptian movement last week. (Photo: Hazim al-Sharaa)
8 Feb 11
But despite anger over ineffective government, there’s little sign of them emulating the North African revolts.
President Karzai attending a NATO summit on Afghanistan, November 2010. (Photo: UN Photo/Evan Schneider)
7 Jan 11
Straw poll suggests most Kabulis disappointed by Hamid Karzai after nearly a decade of his rule.
24 Jun 10
It might seem foolhardy to go ahead with a vote so soon after ethnic bloodshed, but government sees referendum as essential step towards legitimacy.
Georgia’s parliament has moved from Tbilisi to new premises in Kutaisi. (Photo: Akhali Gazeti) The home of the provincial parliament of Katanga, where opposition members say they are intimidated by supporters of the UNAFEC party of parliament speaker Gabriel Kyungu. (Photo: Nick Hobgood) Georgian parliament. (Photo: Akhali Gazeti) Georgian wine is about to go on sale in Russia after a six-year absence. (Photo: IWPR staff) Baghdad protesters demonstrate in support of the anti-Mubarak Egyptian movement last week. (Photo: Hazim al-Sharaa) A gathering of Turkmen elders. (Photo: NBCentralAsia)
If Egyptians are to create a democratic system that suits them, then they must dare to further unleash the creativity so abundantly demonstrated in this revolution. (Photo: Monasosh/Flickr) Protesters in Minneapolis: the Libyan diaspora is rallying in support of the revolution. (Photo: Kara Allyson/Flickr) President Karzai attending a NATO summit on Afghanistan, November 2010. (Photo: UN Photo/Evan Schneider) Some of the thousands of Egyptian migrant workers who fled the Libyan violence. (Photo: Lina Atallah) Many Arab commentators said Qaddafi appeared seriously disturbed during his televised speech, while others said mockingly that he should be on a comedy show.