Louise Sarant

Louise studied journalism in the EDJ School of journalism in Nice, France and graduated in 2007. She joined the Deutsche Welle Radio French edition as a reporter for a few months before landing in Cairo where she continued studying Arabic as well as freelancing for Al-Ahram Hebdo and Alif, a weekly online newspaper. She also contributed to the Egyptian monthly Community Times.

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This piece was written for Egypt Independent's final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you our 50th and final edition here. Two months before word about Egypt Independent’s potential closure first...
To illustrate and provide scientific information about Egypt’s rich biodiversity and animals, the American University in Cairo Press recently published a series of nature foldouts. The foldouts, titled “Egypt’s Flora and Fauna,...
It has become a recurring phenomenon: Every day at dusk, the power shuts down, plunging street after street into darkness, relying only on small kiosks to produce a feeble halo. Lasting between 45 minutes to an hour and a half, these power cuts are...
Gabriel Mikhail is an Egyptian eco-architect, wildlife photographer and creator of “Egypt’s Wilderness,” the country’s first natural history channel on YouTube. He recently directed a 17-minute documentary on migratory...
A conference discussing the merits of genetically modified crops took place Sunday at Cairo University’s Faculty of Agriculture. Organized in cooperation with the Egyptian Biotechnology Information Center, the four-hour talk came two weeks...
Egypt mourns the passing away of Mindy Baha el Din, one of Egypt’s most dedicated environmental activists, conservationists and bird specialists. She suffered a stroke on Thursday night and passed away early this morning at Dar el Fouad...
An international organization that promotes the use of agricultural biotechnology ranked Egypt third in terms of the commercialization of genetically modified crops in Africa, in its 2012 annual report on the use of biotech crops worldwide. The...
Around St. Catherine’s Monastery, encircled by the high South Sinai mountains, lie hundreds of Bedouin gardens nested in the nearby wadis, or valleys. These gardens, which were initially built during the Byzantine period by monks, hermits and...
Climate change, a fast growing population, ill-designed infrastructure, high levels of pollution and lack of law enforcement have made Egypt a country thirsty for water — both in terms of quantity and quality. The River Nile, which is...
A spate of strong winds, cold and rainfall across the country will last until Thursday, according to Gamal Seoudy, the director of the Remote Sensing Sector at the Egyptian Meteorological Authority. The unstable weather that started today and mostly...