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Wael Kandil

Wael Kandil


Wael Kandil is an Egyptian author and journalist, and former editor-in-chief of Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

On 18 February, an Israeli diplomat was ousted from the African Union Summit after member states fought against Israel's observer status in the body, showing African states are leading Palestine solidarity efforts as Arab states cosy up to Israel.

01 March, 2023

Comment: Wael Kandil explains the tiny turnout in the first phase of Egypt's legislative elections, and analyses officials' hysterical reaction.

20 October, 2015

Sisi's pardon of one hundred political prisoners, including al-Jazeera journalists, is a gambit to appease the West and head-off criticism ahead of his visit to New York, argues Wael Kandil.

25 September, 2015

The hope and optimism of the Arab Spring lives on in Tunisia, when it has been cruelly extinguished elsewhere

01 November, 2014

Following the 2011 revolution Wael Kandil was invited to meet leading army officers - but it became clear that any partnership between revolutionary activists and the army was an illusion.

09 October, 2014

Egypt's attempts to play the mediator will only serve the Israelis.

15 July, 2014

Egyptian youths squabble over the spoils of the revolution.

02 July, 2014