Cairo

Cairo is both daunting and exhilarating. With a population of more than 17 million, Egypt's capital city is crowded, noisy and polluted. It is also one of the most vibrant and complex cities in the world. Skyscrapers and five-star hotels loom over the River Nile, mosques fill even the most westernis...

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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's...
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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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Cairo increases metro ticket price again

Fare hike follows doubling of metro ticket price in 2017. The cost of travelling on Cairo's metro network has increased from 11 May with passengers now being charged on the length of their commute ra...
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Cairo hosts Africa Aviation summit

African aviation summit looks at strategies for success. A strategy for the success of Africa’s aviation is the theme of the two-day summit in Cairo on 17-18 April. About 118 aerospace companies fr...
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Egypt re-elects Sisi as president

Sisi sweeps to inevitable victory in lop-sided election race. Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been re-elected with 97 per cent of the vote, securing a landslide victory - as was widely ex...
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Presidential election underway in Egypt

Sisi expected to win easily against minor opposition candidate. Egyptians are casting their ballots in a presidential election that is running from 26-28 March and is certain to secure a second four-...
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Outdoor libraries for Cairo commuters

Place A Book, Take A Book project promotes reading in Cairo.Three mini outdoor libraries, housed in wooden cabinets, have appeared on streets in downtown Cairo in recent months.The Place A Book, Take...
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Cairo Residents Get Free Smoke Detectors: Everything You Need to Know

As of 20 January, fire alarms have been installed free of cost in homes in Cairo. This door-to-door installation programme, which has been hailed by residents as a “major life-saving donation,” became...
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Russia to resume direct flights with Egypt

Weekly service between Moscow and Cairo airports to return after two years.Direct civilian flights between Moscow and Cairo are scheduled to resume on 3 February, after a break of more than a two year...
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New light rail system for Cairo

Egypt seeks tenders for two monorail lines in greater Cairo. The Egyptian government is accepting proposals from national and international companies interested in constructing two light rail project...
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Cairo parks free on Christmas Day

Egyptian Coptic Christians celebrate Christmas on 7 January. Cairo’s parks will be open to the public for free on Christmas Day, which falls on 7 January according to Egypt's Coptic Christian traditi...
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Double-decker buses for Cairo

Cairo gets double-decker public buses for the first time. Cairo is set to introduce 40 double-decker public buses in 2018, according to the city's governor Atef Abuldhamid.The first 12 "European-style...
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Anglican conference centre opens in Cairo

All Saints centre in Zamalek can cater for up to 120 people. The Anglican Diocese of Egypt has inaugurated the All Saints Garden Conference Center in the Zamalek island district of the capital, an up...
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Flights to resume between Moscow and Cairo

Direct flights between Moscow and Cairo are expected to resume in February, after a break of more than a two years, following an agreement between Russia and Egypt. Moscow suspended flights to Egypt...
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Cairo metro ticket fares to rise in 2018

Proposed hike follows doubling of metro ticket price earlier this year. The cost of travelling on the Cairo metro network is expected to increase in 2018, following negotiations between the Cairo Met...
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Cairo displays previously unseen King Tut treasures

Ancient artefacts on display at Egyptian Museum in Cairo.Previously unseen treasures from King Tutankhamun's tomb have been put on display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo following analysis by a team...
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Cairo Stadium to host Zamalek matches once more

Zamalek return to Cairo stadium follows ban after 2012 stampede.Egypt's interior ministry has permitted Cairo's Zamalek football club to play its home games once again at the 75,000-seater Cairo Inter...
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Italy reinstates ambassador in Cairo

Italian ambassador returns to Cairo despite Regeni controversy. Italy's new ambassador to Egypt, Giampaolo Cantini, took office in Cairo on 14 September following a year and a half during which Italy...
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Russia suspends security checks at Cairo airport

Egypt seeks to resume tourist flights from Russia.Moscow has suspended its additional security checks in Cairo International Airport which were instigated in 2015 in the wake of the deadly Russian air...