Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) 2020 Every thing you need to know about

Grand Egyptian Museum is Egyptian gift for humanity and the world, which is a complex archaeological, cultural, research and science globally, it is not just the largest museum, but a real chance for all researchers from all over the world to study the history and civilization of Egypt. The creation of the Grand Museum was …

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Behind High Walls: A Look at Egypt’s Youth in the 2020s

Behind High Walls: A Look at Egypt’s Youth in the 2020s Film poster courtesy of Frank Bartscheck.How are young Egyptians doing today? Egyptian film students answer that question in “Behind High Walls”, but the answer is nothing short of a depressing look at reality. The result of a mysterious potential overdose and a series …

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‘Imagine if Every Girl in Egypt was Educated’: Meet Activist Jana Amin

‘Imagine if Every Girl in Egypt was Educated’: Meet Activist Jana Amin Jana Amin, 17-year old Egyptian-American activist. Courtesy of Jana Amin You are never too young to change the world for good. Jana Amin, a 17-year old Egyptian-American activist, is a force to be reckoned with. She is an example of the fearless, …

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Two Sentenced to Death for Killing of 24-Year-Old Maryam in Egypt’s Maadi

Two Sentenced to Death for Killing of 24-Year-Old Maryam in Egypt’s Maadi Maadi Metro. Credit: Mohamed Ouda The Cairo Criminal Court sentenced two men to death for the killing of a 24-year-old woman earlier this year in Cairo’s Maadi. The death sentences are preliminary and will be confirmed after Egypt’s Grand Mufti Shawki Allam …

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Egypt Faces International Condemnation Over EIPR Arrests

Egypt Faces International Condemnation Over EIPR Arrests The Egyptian government has drawn the ire of the international human rights community after its controversial decision to arrest three staff members from the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). The campaign began with the arrest of EIPR’s Administrative Manager Mohamed Basheer on Sunday the 15th of …

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Egypt’s Nadeen Ashraf on BBC’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’ of 2020

Egypt’s Nadeen Ashraf on BBC’s ‘100 Most Influential Women’ of 2020 Nadeen Ashraf. Credit: Sima Diab for The New York Times Nadeen Ashraf, founder of Instagram account page ‘Assault Police‘ which helped spark the #MeToo movement in Egypt, was featured on BBC’s list of 100 most influential women of 2020. “Nadeen is now seen …

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Egypt’s Intern Epidemic: Wastas and No Future

Egypt’s Intern Epidemic: Wastas and No Future Office vector created by freepik – www.freepik.com Like most other 20-something males graduating from college in Egypt, Mahmoud Shehab had an awkward six month period between graduation and his military service, when he couldn’t commit to a full-time job. In that time, what made the most sense …

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Here’s Why Mohamed Ramadan’s Selfie With Israeli Singer Is Wrong

Here’s Why Mohamed Ramadan’s Selfie With Israeli Singer Is Wrong On Saturday, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs page in Arabic published a photo of Egyptian singer Mohamed Ramadan hugging Israeli singer Omar Adam on a Dubai rooftop party. The picture caption wrote, “art always brings us together”. The post sparked anger on social media, …

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How an Egyptian Multiple Sclerosis Patient Uses her Platform to Turn Fear Into Hope

How an Egyptian Multiple Sclerosis Patient Uses her Platform to Turn Fear Into Hope Photo courtesy of Mai Abdelhay’s Instagram account. When she boarded her plane to Bali, Indonesia the day after her wedding, Mai Abdelhay, a 26-year-old digital marketing specialist, did not expect to be at a hospital in Cairo less than a …

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Fluffy Bundles of Joy: Photos and Stories of Adopted Baladi Cats and Dogs

Fluffy Bundles of Joy: Photos and Stories of Adopted Baladi Cats and Dogs Big round eyes that stare directly into one’s own, playful purrs and tail wags, warm comforting snuggles… there’s nothing quite like having a fluffy member of the family to come back home to. In recent years, more and more people in …

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