Egypt

Arts, Culture & Media

Two cartoonists in Egypt push the boundaries of what's acceptable and find a ready audience

You're barely 20, you're Egyptian and you're a political cartoonist. You hone your craft during the 2011 revolution and learn all the tricks around criticizing authority. After the revolution, you think everything is fair game. But then your editors start rejecting your cartoons and you wonder why your older colleagues seem all too willing to tow the line. What do you do? Like any good millennial, you head to social media, zines, and the parallel media universe online. Meet Anwar and Andeel, two of Egypt's most daring political cartoonists.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Egypt's bread crisis

Ursula Lindsey reports from Cairo that Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak took action today to address the "bread crisis" in his country; Egypt is the world's second largest importer of wheat and has been hit hard by the increase in global food prices.