A trip to Mount Sinai

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Last month I went with Dune Raiders (an Egyptian travel agency that aims for adventurous tourism) on a 36-hour trip to Sinai. It was mainly for climbing Mount Mousa (known as Mount Sinai) that resides in the area of Saint Catherine. After a 6-hour drive from Cairo, we stopped at heaven on earth, also known as Ras […]

Washington Institute: significant economic reforms in Egypt ahead of economic summit

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The Washington Institute for Near East Policy released an article praising Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s efforts for economic and legal reforms ahead of the Sharm El-Sheikh economic summit. The article, authored by researcher Anna Borshchevskaya, praised the Egyptian president for his economic reform efforts and for what they say is a genuine attempt to raise Egypt’s standard of living. […]

Happiness Project: Colouring the neighbourhood

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Colours can alter communities: Mashrou El Saada (Happiness Project) is an initiative where youth create on the walls of Egypt’s popular areas. “The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.” The statement was quoted by John Ruskin in the book The Stones of Venice but given a new meaning by […]

Azza Fahmy: Whatever I love, I turn into Jewellery

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Internationally-acclaimed and prominent Egyptian jewellery designer Azza Fahmy gave a keynote address at the Madalyn Lamont Award Ceremony held at AUC’s Rare Books and Special Collections Library (RBSCL) last Thursday. The Department of English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo (AUC) held the award ceremony Thursday for the Madalyn Lamont Literary Award, […]

International Women’s Day 2015: Egyptian women, the Egyptian way

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The contemporary Egyptian art scene has been and continues to be filled with the contributions of Egyptian women of all backgrounds and all ages. Writers, painters, visual artists, vocalists, actresses, and art enthusiasts all have had their immense contributions to the ever-thriving Egyptian artistic scene. To mark International Women’s Day 2015, we commemorate Egypt’s women artists, those among us […]