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Ever Given ship sets sail

Free at last! Ever Given ship sets sail  Remember the container ship that blocked the Suez Canal for several days?  It has now been freed after the owners agreed to a multi-million dollar compensatio...
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The Ever Given, the cargo ship blocking the Suez Canal, has been freed

“World’s heaviest traffic jam” eased at the Suez Canal as the Ever Given is dislodged The Ever Given, cargo ship blocking the Suez Canal has been freed. The ship sent international shipping into a qu...
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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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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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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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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-sty...
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Cairo metro to have airport link

Third metro line will connect Heliopolis to Cairo airport. Construction is to begin in late December on the fourth phase of Cairo's third metro line, which will extend to the city's international air...
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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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Bike-sharing scheme in Cairo

New bicycle lanes in areas around Cairo universities. Transport authorities in Cairo are to introduce a bike-sharing scheme in the capital, aimed mainly at attracting young people. Under the title B...
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Egypt considers new light rail system for Cairo

Egyptian president Sisi has met with a delegation of Chinese firms in Cairo to discuss the construction of a light rail system connecting Cairo with Egypt's proposed new administrative capital, accord...
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Cairo metro ticket price set to rise

Cairo metro network is currently losing EGP 25m a month. The cost of travelling on the Cairo metro network is expected to increase, pending approval by the Egyptian cabinet. The Cairo metro syst...
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Fines doubled on Cairo metro

Management company double fines for violations on Cairo metro. Fines for passengers caught breaking the rules on Cairo's metro system have been doubled from EGP 25 to EGP 50, according to its manag...
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New runway at Cairo airport

Cairo airport expansion comes amid continued decline for Egyptian tourism. Cairo airport has unveiled a new runway as the airport's Terminal 2 nears completion under a EGP 3.4 billion expansion pro...
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Cairo prepares for Metro Line 6

China to construct Cairo's sixth metro line. The China Railway Construction Corporation is to build Cairo's metro Line 6, according to an announcement by Egypt's transport ministry. Although a m...
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British tourists fly out of Egypt

EasyJet travel ban causes confusion. Flights carrying British tourists began leaving Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh again on 6 November in the wake of the Russian plane crash in which all 224 passengers w...
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Barges banned on Nile in Cairo

New safety measures following Nile boat collision Cairo has banned river barges from passing through the capital at night until the end of September, following a ferryboat accident on 22 July in wh...
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Cairo reopens Sadat metro station

Major metro station to reopen after two years The Sadat metro station in downtown Cairo is scheduled to reopen at 06.00 on 17 June, almost two years after it was closed for security concerns, accor...
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Resumption of some Cairo train services

A number of train services began operating out of Cairo's Ramses station again on 22 October, following a 10-week stoppage ordered by the Egyptian interior ministry over security concerns. About 28...
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Cairo airport to close at night

Cairo International Airport is to close between 01.30 and 05.30 from 1 June "to save energy", according to civil aviation minister Wael al-Maddawy. The minister said that Terminal 3 – which s...


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