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Ibrahim Makami


Ibrahim Makami is a professional business writer/editor and corporate communications specialist, who occasionally writes about Egypt and its more colorful aspects and whose realism is often confused for pessimism. Like everyone in the country post Jan25, he is just another Egyptian who claims – emphasis on claims – to understand politics. He doesn’t believe in moderation (it’s for cowards) and thinks the world will explode pretty soon.

Why Charlie Hebdo Is Unlike Anything Else We’ve Ever Seen

Why Charlie Hebdo Is Unlike Anything Else We’ve Ever Seen

A few days ago, the world was rocked by news of an attack on the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, a “satirical” magazine that uses its pages to mock and ridicule everything and anything worth ridiculing, with a special emphasis on Islam and Muslims across the world. But that’s besides the point here. Almost every […]

Why We Need the Price Hikes in Egypt

Why We Need the Price Hikes in Egypt

Amusingly surreal. These are probably the two words I can use to describe how events are unfolding nowadays. And, I gotta say, I’m liking it. A lot. What we’re seeing now is the beginning of another era of history in the making. Granted, the last few years have also been history in the making. Yet, […]

Do the ‘Right’ Thing, Egypt

Do the ‘Right’ Thing, Egypt

On my way home from work recently, the usual insanity was unfolding. The insanity of driving in this country. With that fine intro, rest assured this isn’t about driving in Egypt. This is not the never ending copy of a copy of a copy of the article about “Driving in Egypt” you’ve seen plastered in […]

Calling It Like It Is in Egypt

Calling It Like It Is in Egypt

Recently, I wrote this on my Facebook page: “Funny how people are calling El Sisi’s last speech hypocritical or that he’s making preemptive excuses. I don’t think he said anything out of the ordinary. What he said is the exact situation on the ground right now. Yes, Egypt is in dire straits. We are a […]

Why Egypt’s Activists Are Clueless

Why Egypt’s Activists Are Clueless

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about activists and their immense shortsightedness. Naturally, as is the case with most of the stuff I write, it was spur of the moment, offensive in its candor and bluntness. And, I would do it all over again, if I had to. On a more constructive note, […]

9 Things Arab Men Want Women to Know

9 Things Arab Men Want Women to Know

On the topic of men and women and what each one wishes they could say to each other without throwing a tantrum and eventually breaking up: Here’s my two cents.   1. Do not add me on Facebook. Ahhhh, Facebook. Well, trust me when I say, just like you don’t want random guys adding you […]