The poetic tradition in North Africa has also woven its way into more modern forms of expression. One group of Libyan exiles has assembled some of the best tracks into a compilation. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
The World's Marco Werman tells us about the poetry and life of the late Andree Chedid, born in Egypt and most recently of Paris, France. Chedid, who won the 1979 Goncourt prize for literature for "Time And The Body".
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with correspondent Thanassis Cambanis, who's in Tahrir Square. He reports that hundreds of thousands of anti-government protesters continued to demand President Mubarak's resignation, despite a number of government concessio
The Egyptian economy is taking a beating, while the anti-government demonstrations continue. But life in Egypt is starting to feel a little more normal, as banks and businesses re-open. The World's Matthew Bell reports.
Hundreds of people stood in line in Cairo on Friday, waiting to get into Tahrir Square, the center of the anti-government protests. Ursula Lindsey stopped to speak to a few of them, and sent us this report.
Foreign journalists covering the unrest in Cairo have been attacked and in some cases detained. From Cairo, Ursula Lindsey reports that the crackdown also appears to involve airing allegations that the foreign press is part of an anti-Mubarak plot.
Egypt would be almost all barren desert without the Nile. Now while Cairo burns, countries further upstream are closing in on a deal that may strip Egypt of its traditional water rights. Anchor Marco Werman gets details from Steven Solomon.