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Egypt covid-19 cases rise

Egypt reported 298 new cases of covid-19 on 2 May, bringing the total in the country to 6,193, the second highest number of infections in Africa after South Africa with 6,783 case. This was the hig...
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A brief history of St Catherine’s Monastery

Saint Catherine's Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery located in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. It is situated near the town of Saint Catherine and at the foot of Mount Sinai. Named after Catherine...
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Explore Ancient Kush as Sudan opens up

Kush, once an influential civilization in Africa, is nothing more than a forgotten relic of its glorious past. Located in Northern Sudan, the ancient rulers of Kush reached the height of their power...
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10 most amazing things to see and do in Egypt

Egypt is a country rich with history and culture. As a tourist one has countless options of locations that can be explored, from historical sites to sandy beaches with diving sites full of sea life.He...
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Public holidays in Cairo

During Public holidays in Cairo the Government services and businesses close down during major Islamic holidays. As for Ramadan, restaurants or diners wait till the evenings to layout the sumptuous fe...
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Best neighborhoods to live while in Cairo

When visiting Cairo, picking a suitable area of residence matters. First, your choice must coincide with the purpose of stay and the places you intend to visit. Cairo is diverse and offers accommodati...
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Egypt’s population now at 100 million

  Egypt’s population just exceeded the 100 million mark going by the official announcement of the statistics agency. Official data attributes the population bulge as a major challenge given the c...
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Public Transportation in Cairo

Cairo is a large city with an extensive public transportation system. There are many options that can be taken to make travellers more time-efficient and simple.  MetroThe Egyptian government had pla...
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Algeria confirms first Coronavirus case

Algerian state TV made the announcement but did not disclose any further details. Algeria becomes the second African country to register a confirmed case of coronavirus “Covid-19.” Algerian Health Min...
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Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91

Hosni Mubarak gained prominence as a career military officer, a role that earned him a distinction for his performance in the Yom Kippur war. After the assassination of the then-president Anwar Sadat,...
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Egypt confirms first coronavirus case

On Friday, the Egyptian Health Ministry alongside the World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Egypt in a public statement. This is the first reported case of the Wuh...
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Cultural Venues for an outing in Cairo

Cairo is a unique blend of a modern and traditional city. The place is filled with several historical and cultural venues that offer decent night time entertainment. Here is a mix of the top spots...
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Egyptian movies and TV shows to watch on Netflix

Egyptian television is finally going international after an uptick in quality, viewership numbers, and creativity. Currently, there are several Egyptian shows available on Netflix and other streaming...
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Italy monitoring the arrest of Egyptian studying in Bologna

Who is the Bologna student, researcher, and activist Patrick Zacky?The 28-year-old Egyptian began his pharmacy studies in Cairo the German University. Back then he was a strong champion for student ri...
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Camping spots in and out of Cairo

There is one thing in particular that strikes at the very heart of an adventure in and around Cairo - camping. Cairo dates back to 949 AD and hosts relics of its grandeur past resting across the Nile...
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Egypt reportedly tried to cover up arms deal with North Korea

“Largest seizure of ammunition in history.” Internal Egyptian government documents show officials in Cairo scrambling to do damage control after U.S. spy agencies uncovered an alleged scheme to smugg...
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Cairo’s Jewish community celebrates Rosh Hashana

Wife of a US diplomat lead the service. The dwindling Jewish community of Cairo celebrated Rosh Hashanah in the city’s Sha’ar Hashamaim synagogue, with a service led by the wife of a US diplomat, rep...
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Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed swears to protect Egypt's interest in the Nile

Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed confirmed during his visit to Egypt's president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, that he will protect all Egypt’s interests in the Nile waters. Egypt’s worries over the N...
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Cairo begins third phase of metro line

New section of metro will connect Ataba to Cairo University. Construction has begun on the third phase of Cairo's third metro line which will extend more than 17 km above and below ground. The metro'...
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Egypt ups level of talks on Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam

Egypt president invites Ethiopia prime minister to high-level talks on Ethiopian Renaissance dam. Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has invited Ethiopia’s prime minister Abiy Ahmed to Cairo for...
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