Features/Interviews

Social media outcry after football star Abu Treka placed on terrorism list

19 Jan 2017
Football enthusiasts expressed stun on social media, and called the government move “unfair” in support of ex-midfielder Mohamed Abu Treka, after he was put on an official terror list. Retired football star, Abu Treka led Egypt...
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‘Egyptian Messi’ Salah’s star rising for Egypt

Mohamed Salah, Best Arab Player of the Year 2016, Globe Soccer Award 
13 Jan 2017
He may have failed to impress Jose Mourinho, but Mohamed Salah has the chance at the Africa Cup of Nations to demonstrate just why he has been hailed as the ‘Egyptian Messi’. “Salah looks great,” Egypt coach Hector...
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Egyptian importers face bankruptcy after currency float

A vendor waits for customers at a market in Abbdien square in Cairo, Egypt October 20, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
06 Jan 2017
Mohsen al-Gedamy has run a successful business for the past seven years importing beans, a staple food for many Egyptians, but after the currency was suddenly floated late last year he now faces bankruptcy. He is among thousands of...
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HRW says Egypt's law on irregular migration 'fails to affirm important refugee rights'

16 Dec 2016
Human Rights Watch (HRW) praised on Thursday Egypt’s first law on irregular migration but said that it “fails to affirm important refugee rights”. The law was ratified by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in November....
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Agriculture Ministry mulls exporting 10,000 live donkeys to China

Donkeys stand in a sanctuary in Saqqara. Sanctuary owner Amina Abaza also runs the Society for the Protection of Animal Rights in Egypt.
10 Dec 2016
The scientific committee affiliated to the Agriculture Ministry’s General Organization for Veterinary Services has approved an offer from a company that exports donkey leather to export 10,000 live donkeys to China to limit...
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Historical downtown Cairo hotel to be demolished

The historical building of InterContinental hotel in downtown Cairo 
03 Dec 2016
The deputy governor of Cairo, Major General Mohammed Ayman Abdel Tawab, said Friday that the governorate issued a demolition license for the historical building of InterContinental hotel in downtown Cairo located at the corner of Adly and...
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OBG praises Egypt's efforts in renewable energy

01 Dec 2016
The Economic Research Foundation Oxford Business Group (OBG) commended Egypt's efforts to enhance its potential in the field of electricity generation through renewable energy sources.   In a report published on its website, the...
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Egypt's parliament swiftly passes NGO law amid criticism

A riot policeman stands in front of parliament in Cairo March 7, 2013. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany/File Photo
30 Nov 2016
Egypt’s parliament passed a controversial NGO law on Tuesday amid criticism from local and international rights groups concerning regulations and "restrictions" imposed by the new law on civil work.  The House of...
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Currency drop hits Egypt's medicine supplies, angering public

Medicine are arranged on a shelf inside in a pharmacy in Cairo, Egypt, November 17, 2016. Picture taken November 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany To match Insight
25 Nov 2016
Pharmacies across Egypt are running short of medicines, some of them life-savers, as a plunge in the value of the Egyptian pound coupled with strict government price caps has made scores of products unprofitable to produce or import. The...
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Omar Samra launches a project to engage Egyptian students in space science

18 Nov 2016
Targeting more than 100 schools and universities across the country, The Egyptian adventurer Omar Samra launched a new project entitled ‘Make Space Yours’ whose aim is to motivate and raise the students' interest in space...
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