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Habiba Omar’s son is “a horrible eater,” she says. At a year and a half, he would only eat biscuits and snacks, refusing fruits and vegetables entirely. The need to keep her son healthy pushed Omar to explore out-of-the-box...
In an effort to highlight the importance of female leadership across the nation, Egyptians joined women around the world in the Vital Voices Global Mentorship Walk on Saturday, 17 November. The walk event began in 2008 to bring mentors and mentees...
Hussein Helal is a popular 27-year-old man. As his building elevator lands on the ground floor, five men rush to the building entrance to prepare to help him begin his day. To leave his house, a wooden ramp is installed on two levels of stairs to...
According to UNICEF, 95.4 percent of the population in Egypt aged between six and 18 years old is enrolled in school. Primary and prepatory school is mandatory for all students. These millions of students are distributed across thousands of...
While some students protested an annual tuition increase and what they describe as poor quality of education at the American University in Cairo, the private university’s ranking has improved. The UK-based ranking site QS World University...
Depending on which newspaper one reads, Monday’s papers take the reader from a country on its way toward development with a promising future and rosy present to a country on the brink of disaster. The Freedom and Justice Party’s...
Caught in a vicious cycle, Lamia sits in the bedroom she grew up in at her parent’s home with a pile of chocolate wrappers on her bed. A half empty bottle of soda stands beside her on her night-stand. The top drawer of her nightstand holds a...
For many, a vacation away entails many complicated arrangements, from closing up the house to finding a friend to water the plants and making sure your car is safely in the garage. For pet owners, the planning takes a whole new dimension. When Alya...
Internal politics are the focus of Wednesday’s newspapers, with the gas crisis, teachers on strike, public transportation and other issues discussed at length with speculations and conspiracy theories decorated with facts and mostly...
Broken sidewalks, buildings with high stairs, a lack of ramps or elevators and poor transportation services are not the only obstacles facing Egyptians with disabilities in their country. Since Egypt first participated in the Olympics in 1928, it...