15 Oct 2012
You might expect children to be upset that the new school year has begun, but some are far from it. Many take their studies very seriously while others say they prefer going to school over the holidays so they can hang out with their...
14 Oct 2012
Two years after the Education Ministry removed the entire sexual and reproductive health chapters from the national curriculum, studies show there is a pervasive lack of understanding among students surrounding these issues.
02 Oct 2012
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...
21 Sep 2012
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....
20 Sep 2012
Unless you’re floating across the city’s bloodline, it is a safe bet that when traveling overland from downtown to the island of Zamalek, you’ll cross either the Qasr al-Nil or the 6th of October Bridge. Here, rush hour...
11 Sep 2012
Shaimaa, 22, has Parkinson’s disease. She has been living on the streets of Cairo for most of her life. In her lap, a tiny baby lies sleeping.
Dinar is Shaimaa’s fourth child and marks her fourth return to the...
10 Sep 2012
The story of the Libyan diaspora spreads back over several decades. Since Muammar Qadhafi’s 1969 military coup, thousands of Libyans have been fleeing the despotism of his demagoguery and authoritarian rule. While many Libyans sought...
09 Sep 2012
As he speeds across the Mehwar, the highway that runs between Giza and 6th of October City, Mohamed Hassan reflects on his life.
“No one grows up intending to become a microbus driver,” he says. “See how life just goes...
05 Sep 2012
At an apartment in Maadi, Irene (not her real name) watches her friend browse through her Facebook feed. A photo clicked reveals a Cairo delivery room where a white American man holds his newborn at the bedside of his Filipino wife.
02 Sep 2012
Despite India’s glorious history, outstanding architecture exemplified by the Taj Mahal and prominent political leader Mahatma Gandhi, Amitabh Bachchan has always been the solo icon of India for many Egyptians. The Indian actor was...