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Agatha Christie Dug for Clues for Real in Egypt

Agatha Christie’s Egypt

Christie’s association with Egypt lives on long after the golden ages of detective fiction and Egyptomania. The SS Sudan, which still cruises the Nile, has cabins named after Agatha Christie and Hercule Poirot. The proprietors of both the Old Cataract Hotel and the Winter Palace claim them to be the site where “Death on the Nile” was written. At Luxor and Aswan, the tour guides’ references to the Queen of Crime are met with nods of recognition.

Transforming Post-Revolution Cairo

Transforming Post-Revolution Cairo

Over the last decade, public squares across Cairo have been made inaccessible or demolished to make way for construction projects. There are no places for broad-leaved trees that could hinder surveillance nor shaded spaces that foster assembly. That is not an accident.

Cairo’s Correspondents

Cairo’s Correspondents

Among the Egyptian exiles who left the country after Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power, dozens are journalists and media professionals who were dispersed around the world as Egyptian authorities tightened their control over privately owned media.

Basma Elmahdy
Egypt’s Botched #MeToo Moment

Egypt’s Botched #MeToo Moment

The Sisi government encouraged victims of sexual assault to come forward – then it arrested them.

Sally Ahmed