Janet Jackson, 50 Cent Replace Minaj at Jeddah Festival

Janet Jackson, 50 Cent Replace Minaj at Jeddah Festival After weeks of uproar, Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah World Fest has announced that Janet Jackson, Chris Brown and 50 Cent will headline the festival, replacing female artist Nicki Minaj.  Minaj, whose initial involvement in the concert raised eyebrows, pulled out of the concert over LGBT and …

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A Selection of Tasty Snacks and Refreshing Drinks to Enjoy on the Beach in Egypt

A Selection of Tasty Snacks and Refreshing Drinks to Enjoy on the Beach in Egypt Credit: Nadia Rifaat It’s summer, it’s beach time, and if possible we all just want to lie on the beach and get some sun and much needed relaxation. For some, however, summer is also a top money-making season: We …

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More Than Music: The Spirit Behind Egypt’s Coldplay Tribute Band ‘Strawberry Swing’

More Than Music: The Spirit Behind Egypt’s Coldplay Tribute Band ‘Strawberry Swing’ Source: Strawberry Swing Music is probably one of the few kinds of art that can be experienced in so many different ways. It can be played anywhere, heard everywhere, and listened and enjoyed by anyone at any time. In a bustling, historical …

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Five Recent Egyptian Documentaries to Hide Away and Watch During the Summer

Five Recent Egyptian Documentaries to Hide Away and Watch During the Summer Dreamaway (2018). Credit: Marouan Omara While the last thing you may seek during these stifling Egyptian summer months is to sit in front of a screen inside, and the last thing you may want to watch during your break is an educational …

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Obligatory Anti-Divorce Courses for Egyptian University Students

Obligatory Anti-Divorce Courses for Egyptian University Students Photo credit: Reuters According to Egyptian news outlet Al Ahram, university students in universities will be required to take anti-divorce courses starting September, the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year. The Mawadda program, which is done in cooperation with Egypt’s top religious institutions the Coptic and Al …

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Benat Seshat: a Digital Literacy Initiative Empowering Young Orphan Women in Upper Egypt

Benat Seshat: a Digital Literacy Initiative Empowering Young Orphan Women in Upper Egypt Credit: Nancy Awad Upper Egypt is one of Egypt’s most under-resourced and underdeveloped regions, which puts a great strain on its citizens and exacerbates a number of existing social issues. One such example is the neglect young orphan women face there, …

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Majidah: Job Hunting Platform for People with Disabilities

Majidah: Job Hunting Platform for People with Disabilities Photo credit: Ebtessama Foundation Last month, Ebtessama Foundation collaborated with Vodafone Egypt for Community Development to introduce a ‘first of its kind’ platform ‘majidah.org‘ which helps people with disabilities job hunt by connecting employers, companies, training centers and institutions together. The foundation, founded by the late …

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Plastic Bags to Be Banned in Egypt’s Marsa Alam: Governor

Plastic Bags to Be Banned in Egypt’s Marsa Alam: Governor Governor of the Red Sea governorate, General Ahmad Abdallah, recently announced that plastic bags in Marsa Alam would soon be banned following Hurghada, Al Masry Al Youm reports. Earlier in June, Abdallah announced that plastic bags in Hurghada would be banned in favor of …

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Egypt’s National Council for Women Visit Women’s Prisons to Ensure Quality of Care

Egypt’s National Council for Women Visit Women’s Prisons to Ensure Quality of Care Source: National Council for Women in Egypt In an effort to strengthen its collaboration with Egypt’s Ministry of Interior, a delegation from the National Council for Women (NCW) in Egypt visited women’s prisons in Al Qanater in the presence of Dr. …

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