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Around Egypt: Explore Egypt’s Most Beautiful Locations Wherever You Are

Around Egypt: Explore Egypt’s Most Beautiful Locations Wherever You Are If you’ve ever been to a touristic site in Egypt, you’d know the struggles that accompany the experience. Between purchasing tickets, navigating vendors and figuring out the history behind the monument you’re looking at, getting around without a tour guide can be an effort. …

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On the Egyptian Streets Podcast: Graphic Novelist Deena Mohamed of Shubeik Lubeik

On the Egyptian Streets Podcast: Graphic Novelist Deena Mohamed of Shubeik Lubeik   Deena Mohamed. Illustration by Noran Morsi. This week’s episode of the Egyptian Streets Podcast features Deena Mohamed, one of Egypt’s few published graphic novelists. Her book trilogy Shubeik Lubeik tackles Egyptian society in a magical way, to say the least. Deena …

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‘This is My Night’: Egyptian Film Raises Awareness About Down Syndrome and Empathy

‘This is My Night’: Egyptian Film Raises Awareness About Down Syndrome and Empathy In the final scene of the film ‘This is My Night’, Azza, a mother, played by Nahed Elsebaeiy, sits alone with her son with down syndrome, Amr, in an empty street, watching a circus musical pass them, laughing and sharing jokes …

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Egypt’s Public Prosecution Orders Release of Fairmont Crime Witness Ahmed Ganzoury

Egypt’s Public Prosecution Orders Release of Fairmont Crime Witness Ahmed Ganzoury Egypt’s Public Prosecution has issued a decision to release Ahmed Ganzoury. The decision was announced earlier today on the government agency’s official Facebook page. Ganzoury, a renowned Egyptian party organizer and entrepreneur was arrested last August and questioned about the Fairmont gang rape, …

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‘Cairo Eye’ to be Largest Observation Wheel in Africa

‘Cairo Eye’ to be Largest Observation Wheel in Africa Construction of the Cairo Eye (عين القاهرة) is officially set to kick off, with Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities laying a foundation stone at an official ceremony on Thursday. The Cairo Eye will be located along the Nile River in the upscale district of …

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Should Artists Consider Themselves “Artivists”?

Should Artists Consider Themselves “Artivists”? Is art political? It is, perhaps, the most vulnerable medium to express our internal and external turmoil and triumphs. In our Egyptian context, it has been used to bridge cultural identities through music, convey our unique upbringing through fashion photography, and combat harmful discourse surrounding sexual harassment in our …

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Egypt Introduces 20 Years Imprisonment for Female Genital Mutilation

Egypt Introduces 20 Years Imprisonment for Female Genital Mutilation Egypt’s government announced on Wednesday that it had approved legal amendments toughening the penalties for female genital mutilation. The new amendment to Article 242 increased both the minimum and maximum punishment for female genital mutilation. The minimum prison sentence has been increased from two years …

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