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Cairo and Alexandria were among the top 10 African cities for quality of life, according to a recent Swiss survey published this week. The survey took into consideration 100 of the continent’s capitals and major urban centers and based its...
US dollar exchange rate recorded its highest increase at the Egyptian-Gulf Bank, out of 23 banks operating in Egypt, to reach LE15.79 for purchasing and LE15.89 for selling, according to Al-Borsa website. The purchase rate at Abu Dhabi Islamic...
Tourist inflow to Egypt rose by about 25 percent in December 2016, compared to December 2015, to stand at around 551,000 tourists, according to data obtained by Aswat Masriya from the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE).   The number of tourist nights...
Individuals will be able to obtain foreign currency from banks without restrictions by the end of 2017, Aswat Masriya reported a senior official at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) as saying on condition of anonymity.   Aswat Masriya conducted a...
The Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade (Supply Ministry) contracted Wednesday on the import of 90 tons of oil, Aswat Masriya quoted Supply Minister Ali Meselhy as saying on Thursday.   Meselhy added in a statement to MENA that the oil...
The Iraqi Oil Marketing Company SOMO has signed a contract for oil exports with the Egyptian government, al-Ahram quoted Iraqi ambassador to Cairo Habib Mohamed Hady al-Sadr as saying on Thursday.   The company forwarded the contract to the...
The Egyptian Museum is holding a free guided night tour on Thursday followed by a concert in the museum's garden in the heart of downtown Cairo, the Egyptian Museum's Facebook page said. The event, dubbed as "Love in Ancient Egypt,...
Eight banks have raised their exchange rates for the US dollar between three to eight piasters, after three weeks of ongoing decline, during which the dollar went down by 16 percent, Al-Borsa reported. The eight banks are Egyptian Gulf Bank, Misr...
Egypt will receive some 50 MiG-29 fighters from Russia as scheduled in 2020, Russian news agency Sputnik reported on Monday. Russia's contract on the delivery of MiG-29 fighter aircraft to Egypt is in keeping with its schedule, deputy director...
American actress Angelina Jolie, 41, recently said that her breakup with her husband Brad Pitt was difficult. Jolie is currently in Cambodia to promote her movie First They Killed My Father, her first major public appearance since she filed for...

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Downtown Cairo is once again a battlefield, and this time, the military is not just a silent facilitator, but an active participant — beating, dragging, shooting, and assaulting civilians. The latest round of brutality has led us to not only...
On 24 November, we issued the first edition of our new project, Egypt Independent, a weekly, 24-page newspaper that attempts to unpack Egypt’s complex and dynamic political and cultural landscape. It was not long before we were interrupted....