Features/Interviews

Fancy buses alternative to public transport to hit Cairo roads next week

traffic jam in cairo
22 Mar 2017
Cairo commuters have cause to celebrate as the brand-new mobile app 'SWVL' will launch next week, providing convenient, affordable vans and buses running across the city on fixed routes. The concept is the brainchild of...
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16 children face brutal assault in orphanage

child abuse
14 Mar 2017
In 6th of October city, specifically at the Green Revolution district, there is a big villa with a big banner of an international kindergarten on the main gate. But if you move around the building, you can see it holds another banner of an...
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Interview with Egypt's first female governor: I love the challenge, there is no room for failure

08 Mar 2017
Engineer Nadia Abdo, the governor of Beheira, said her selection for the post of governor is, in some ways, an experiment for appointing more women in leadership positions, which means there is no room for failure. Everyone's eyes are...
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International Women's Day: Egypt’s female athletes outperform men internationally

08 Mar 2017
Egyptian women have boldly stepped into the field of competitive sports in the past years, no longer content with the merely participating, they aim to win tournaments and raise the Egyptian flag in continental, international and...
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International Women's Day: Egyptian cartoonist sheds light on 10 discriminatory laws against women

Doaa El Adl's caricature on FGM
08 Mar 2017
Another International Women's Day has rolled around, and another opportunity to honor women who have constantly called for equal rights to help pave the way to equality. In an effort to challenge people’s preconceived notions, an...
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Leqaa el-Kholy shatters Upper Egypt's male-dominated workplaces as female car mechanic

Leqaa El Kholy, Luxor's female mechanic at a women conference 
05 Mar 2017
Think car mechanic, and you think of men with dirty hands talking jargon that is intimidating to many people, especially women.  Speckled with engine oil and coated with a layer of dust, Leqaa elKholy is challenging stereotypes in...
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Egyptian researchers turn shrimp shells into biodegradable plastic

Researcher Amal El Husseiny works on her project to create biodegradable plastic bags from shrimp shells, a project in collaboration with Nottingham University, at the Nile University in Cairo, Egypt February 28, 2017. Picture taken February 28, 2017. REUTERS
03 Mar 2017
Researchers at Egypt's Nile University are developing a way to turn dried shrimp shells that would otherwise be thrown away into thin films of biodegradable plastic they hope will be used to make eco-friendly grocery bags and packaging...
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Displaced Christian families in Ismailia pray for hope despite pains of departure

Egyptian Coptic Christians arrive with their belongings to take refuge at the Evangelical Church in the Suez Canal city of Ismailiya on February 25, 2017 (AFP Photo/STRINGER)
 
28 Feb 2017
While Saint Anthony's Church in Ismailia declared the state of emergency, Al-Masry Al-Youm (AMAY) was there, as both the church and the state attempt to contain the crisis of the Coptic Christian families displaced from northern Sinai...
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Recyclobekia, first Egyptian e-waste recycler sells $2.4m worth of trash a year

Recyclobekia dismantles and sorts electronic waste such as computer mother boards and phones
26 Feb 2017
Becoming an entrepreneur does not always mean starting a multi-million peso company; sometimes it could be as simple as starting a business in the garage of your parents' house. This is just what Mostafa Hemdan did to start up...
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Al-Azhar to issue document to stand up for women's rights in Islam

21 Feb 2017
As Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah Al-sisi announced that 2017 is the “women’s year", al-Azhar will issue a document detailing women's rights that were granted by the Holy Quran and the prophet’s teaching to show...
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