Eduard Cousin is a freelance journalist based in Cairo since 2013 and covering the Arab region, writing on politics, security, social issues, economy, energy, and entrepreneurship. He is the author of a book on the aftermath of the Arab Spring in Egypt (In Dutch: Nu de wereld niet meer kijkt). Aside Dutch language publications, he has - among others - written for Al Jazeera English, Qantara and The Independent, and appears regularly on France24 English.
Analysis of Egypt's announcement of the sale of state assets, and assessment whether this will help solve the country's financial woes
Analysis of Egypt's economic troubles and the possible pitfalls of the reforms agreed under the latest IMF deal
Live report from Cairo on the container vessel that was stuck in the Suez Canal for a week, blocking international traffic
Reportage from the streets of Khartoum, Sudan, on the ongoing pro-democracy protest movement against the military regime.
Radio interview with Dutch BNR on the occurrence of small protests against president Sisi in Egypte in September 2019
Feature explaining the nature and causes of sectarian tensions between Christian and Muslims in villages in Upper Egypt
Feature on the protest movement in Sudan against president Omar al-Bashir, including interviews with activists and analysts (in Dutch)
Analysis of Egypt's economic reform/austerity programme, diving into the question why poverty is rising while macro-economic indicators look positive.
Reportage from a Moulid in Egypt's Nile delta. These Sufi celebrations are widely popular among some, but for others they are 'haram' and not part of Islam. However, historically Sufism and moulids play an integral part in Sunni Islam, in particularly in Egypt
Feature on the plans in Egypt to restore and revive the historical city centre of Cairo, explaining the contradictions that exist in those plans.
Profile of the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in Egypt: Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb - A key player in post-revolution Egypt
Report on the arrest and soon-after release of the sons of former President Hosni Mubarak, including context about the long-standing rivalry between the Mubarak leadership and the Egyptian army.
Interview with Belgium radio (in Dutch) on the suspected chemical attack in Ghouta and life during war in Damascus
Report from 10 days in government-held Damascus, Syria during the height of the Ghouta offensive
Report on the proclaimed boom in archeology discoveries in Egypt, and what the antiquities ministry hopes to achieve with it
Report on the IS attack against Copts in Upper Egypt, including interviews with relatives of the victims in a small Christian village
Analysis of the growing role of Egypt's military on the economy following the IMF pushed reform programme
Analysis of the dynamics behind the massive support of Egyptian celebrities, actors and musicians for the regime and President Al-Sisi in particular
Feature on the consequences of rapid population growth in Egypt, ranging from poverty, urbanisation, youth unemployment, pressure of government services and migration
Article on unrest in Sudan following the IMF pushed price hikes, especially after cutting bread subsidies
Feature (in Dutch) on torture in Egypt's prisons five years after the revolution, and the continuing fight of lawyers, activists and civilians to improve human rights conditions
Radio interview with BBC World Service on the death of 20 football supporters in a stampede in front of a stadium in Egypt in February 2015