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The Tale of Paris along the Nile!

By: Amira Elhamy The moment you step in this ancient neighborhood, you will realize from the first glimpse that Egypt had a considerable golden era of its history. Your eyes will be saturated from contemplating the beautiful detailed ornaments and the unique architect of the neighborhood. It is the ancient …

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Embrace Valentine’s Day at Conrad Cairo

Cairo, Egypt: 8 February 2017 – Conrad Cairo is embracing Valentine’s Day with open arms, offering unforgettable dining experiences, exciting entertainment, fun prizes and special room packages in honor of the holiday. Sample an exceptionally-prepared menu at one of Conrad Cairo’s renowned restaurants which will offer distinctive touches of romance …

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The many layers of tourism in Egypt

By Amira Elhamy No matter how long you live in Egypt or how often you visit it, you will always find something new to see; the most fascinating fact about Egypt, its diversified touristic spots and the distinctive nature of each governorate make Egypt a very rich touristic destination. In …

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Al Sakakini Palace: When beauty speaks of itself!

By Amira Elhamy In one of the ancient neighborhoods in Cairo, El Daher, or El Zaher, specifically in Sakakini district, lies Al Sakakini palace. A marvelous piece of art that dates back to 1897; its architectural style  is inspired from the Rococo architectural design. The palace lies in a large square …

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€100m from EBRD to develop Metro Line 2

The Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation has signed on a €100m loan agreement from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), to finance and upgrade the underground Metro Line 2, to improve traffic services on the sidelines of major projects’ discussions, organized by MEED Company. Minister of International Cooperation, Dr Sahar Nasr, …

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Among London and Beijing: Cairo hits Forbes’ top 10 inventive market list

In an astonishing occasion, Egypt came among the 10 finest places for startup businesses around the world, an info-graphic study – conducted by Brighton School of Business- concluded Cairo’s market has been emerging for the past 10 years, where entrepreneurial opportunities are best served to flourish. After the 2011 uprising, many doors …

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Beena Initiative: The Power of Youth and Social Accountability

In an attempt to improve the quality of services provided and eliminate all forms of violation in care institutions (orphans, elderly, disabled and children at risk) in Egypt, the Ministry of Social Solidarity has launched “Beena Initiative” as an effective mechanism to encourage citizen participation and promote community monitoring. Through …

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Egypt needs private sector participation in projects

Egypt has proved successful in implementing public projects with the participation of the private sector, said Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman, noting that the country was ranked in the top four by the World Bank in terms of the number of PPP projects in MENA region. Salman explained in a …

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Film industry in Alexandria

by Ameera Fouad Alexandria marks the birthplace of the film industry in Egypt as it was the site of the first film screening in 1896. The Lumiere brothers, the pioneers of the cinematographic industry, after playing their first public screening on 28th December 1895 at the Grand Cafe on Paris’s …

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British ambassador’s love of Cairo

British Ambassador to Egypt John Casson is keen to take pictures of himself during his tour of various historical places in Cairo and is always keen to take pictures with Egyptian citizens and post them on his official Twitter account. Casson has recently launched a hashtag about the reasons that …

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Ready to go

Egyptian parliamentary elections to the House of Representatives will take place next week. The elected parliament will be entrusted with the task of reviewing the laws that were passed while a parliament was not in session. The parliament will be made up of 596 seats, with 448 seats elected through the individual candidacy system, 120 …

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