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Environmentalists disappointed with holdover minister

After several weeks of speculation on who would become the new environment minister, Mostafa Hussein Kamel, who was appointed by...

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Photopia aspires to be Cairo hub for photographers

In an alley off a Korba side street, Photopia, a new venue that specializes in exhibiting and engaging the public...

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Mr Wok’s offers westernized takeaway noodles

Mr Wok’s takeaway is the latest addition to the stream of restaurants popping up on or around 26th July Street...

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Gebel Elba ranger named runner-up for international conservation award

Egyptian conservationist Usama Ghazali earlier this month was declared the runner-up for the 2012 International Young Conservationist Award, which is...

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Nubian protesters clash with Agriculture Ministry employees over land sale

Hundreds of Egyptian Nubians gathered outside the Ministry of Agriculture in Dokki Wednesday morning to protest against the sale of...

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As e-waste piles up, local intiatives take matters into their own hands

As technology advances, causing prices to drop and new forms of media to become obsolete, a modern form of extremely...

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Nanotechnology comes to Egypt

The Zewail City of Science and Technology and the American University in Cairo have partnered to jointly establish the Center...

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World Population Day conference in Cairo highlights role of nurse-midwife

With the world’s population now well over 7 billion, increased pressure is being put on global health resources and services,...

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The ‘Lost Gods’ exhibit promises historical insight, but ultimately disappoints

Visitors to the “Lost Gods” exhibition, currently showing at Darb 1718, are asked to dig through leather baskets of coarse...

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Ali Hamdy: Avid hunter turned environmentalist

Ali Hamdy was director of the environmental department at the Ministry of Tourism — a position he created — from 1987 until...

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Fayoum wetlands protected under convention, environmentalists skeptical

Earlier this month, the Ministry of Environment designated two Fayoum wetlands, Lake Qarun and Wadi al-Rayan, to be added to...

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A visit to Egypt’s largest wind farm shows an industry getting on its feet

In the words of Faisal Eissa, the managing director of Elsewedy for Wind Energy Generation, Global Wind Day is “a...

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Q&A with Wafaa El-Sadr: Leading HIV expert on the global epidemic and its bearing in Egypt

Egyptian-born Wafaa El-Sadr — originally a graduate from Qasr al-Aini Medical School in 1975 — is currently the director of the International Center for...

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Fate of farmers union uncertain after recent political events

After months of campaigning to establish Egypt’s first grassroots farmers union, as well as coordinating with sympathetic MPs to increase...

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