Commercial break: controversial media figures forced off screen

21 Oct 2016
The Egyptian media scene has taken blow after blow this year; every time someone directs criticism at the government or the state, television media figures are either sacked or forced to take leave. The state has defined a certain role for...

From Ramses III to Sisi: NGO measures modern-day protests against pharaonic turmoil

04 Oct 2016
“During the dynasty of Ramses III, the people were not happy, and protests broke out all over the country, starting out in Luxor and spreading to the rest of the country soon after, leading up to the assassination of Ramses. Three...

Serious abuses in Egypt's Scorpion Prison: HWR

29 Sep 2016
Human Rights Watch has called on the Interior Ministry to end violations committed against prisoners in Al-Aqrab maximum security prison, allow visits and ensure regular access to doctors and medical treatment. In a report Wednesday, HRW...

Interview: Miss Mexico full of praise for Egypt during sponsored visit

24 Sep 2016
“I didn’t even imagine that Egypt would be so spectacular, with such a breath-taking allure.” These were the words of Yesenia Navarro, Miss Mexico 2016, during her visit to Cairo this month at the invitation of Egypt'...

A slap in the face: Ugly art in Egypt's public spaces

The bust of Nefertiti, in Samalout city of Minya
12 Sep 2016
A rich vein of Egyptian artistic heritage can be seen in the great sculptures and statues located in the main squares of our cities, reflecting technical, professional and aesthetic quality. These striking statues are symbols of culture...

Babies for sale — the illegal online trade in offspring

Babies for Sale in Chinese Hospital
31 Aug 2016
In the past, some parents used to tell their kids jokingly that they got them from the "supermarket", thereby avoiding complicated discussions of biology that could not be understood by a little child. These days, things seem to...

After months of silence, former auditor Geneina speaks out

Hisham Geneina
24 Aug 2016
Hisham Geneina’s removal by presidential decree from his position as president of the ِCentral Auditing Organization (CAO) in March brought with it a tidal wave of controversy. Geneina was dismissed after releasing a report that...

The complete guide to Egypt's 20 most promising startups

Eventtus is an online platform and mobile app for event planning, networking and ticketing. It is a hub where users can obtain information about events, access listings of speakers, check agendas, see live announcements and interact with others connected to an event on the app.
14 Aug 2016
This week, Egyptian readers of Forbes magazine would have been intrigued to see three young Egyptian entrepreneurs taking pride of place on the front cover, in an edition including a feature on Egypt's 20 most promising startups. With...

Weightlifting champ Sara Ahmed: bronze is just the beginning

14 Aug 2016
Sporting champions always have a story to tell the coming generations, a story that can be taken as an example and an inspiration. A few days ago, the Egyptian weightlifter, Sara Ahmed became one of those storytellers. After pouring huge...

Egyptian Copts suffer ongoing sectarian tensions: US gov't report

11 Aug 2016
The US Department of State issued a report on Wednesday in which it highlighted the ongoing persecution of Egypt's Coptic minority at the hands of Muslims through 2015, while outlining the limited steps taken by the Egyptian government...