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On 28th June, the summer school group took an excursion to Sekem farm, an organic farm in the Egyptian desert, around 60km North East of Cairo. The students were there to discover the Sekem ethos, sustainable development with a holistic approach, and experience the living and learning intercultural...
Mursī congratulated Ambassador Nabīla Makram, Minister of Immigration, on launching the "Egypt Can" Foundation, stressing that Makram is an honorable example of the Egyptian woman who managed to reach and succeed in the most important files in the country.
Minister of Tourism Dr. Rāniyā al-Mashāṭ spoke at the closing session of the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa. The forum was held on the 6th and 7th of April in the Dead Sea region of Jordan.
Political and social theorist Sir Isaiah Berlin famously compared nationalism to a ‘bent twig’, ‘forced down so severely that when released, it lashed back wit
On Wednesday, the governor of Beni Suef, Sharīf Ḥabīb, handed over 263 micro-projects contracts to women residents of the Beni Suef villages and centers. Worth 3 million EGP, the micro-projects are financed by the Nasser Social Bank, the Zakat Committee of the ʿUmar bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz mosque, and...
Pope Tawāḍrūs II and Usāma al-Azharī, the President’s adviser on religious affairs, inaugurated the “Youth and Future Industry” conference at Ain Shams University. In the presence of Dr. Suzān al-Qilīnī and Dr. ‘Abd al-Wahāb ‘Izzat, president of Ain Shams University, the conference began with a...
On Tuesday, Anba Ibrāhīm Isḥāq, Patriarch of the Coptic Catholic Church, met with Kang Woong Sik, the chairman of the Korean Egyptian Development Association (KEDA), Sin Yang Bik, Usāma al-Bāz and Dr. Hudā Jalāl, Head of the Arab Women Investors Union, in the Coptic Catholic Church.
Pope Tawadros stated in the International Conference of Coptic Youth that Egypt shall be within a year or two one of the economically promising countries.
Dr. Muhammad Mukhtār Jum’ah, Minsiter of Endowments has assigned Eng. Mursī al- Bahrāwī to conduct a survey for all mosques and ministerial headquarters and to formulate a idea concerning the best possibilities to utilize solar energy
In an interview conducted with Watanī newspaper, Dr. Ahmad Khalīl, member of the advisory council for the Masr Baladī Front, Dr. Khalīl announced that he is preparing to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
Fishing is not only a major profession performed by women in Kafr al-Shaykh, but also the only source of income they have to support their families.
Dayr Abū Hinnis is a small village in Mallawī town in Southern Minya. The place is highly valued as it is one of the stops along the route of the Holy Family in Egypt, and many historic monuments are located there. One of the most important places related to the Holy Family is Kūm Maria,  it is at...
Rev. Dr. Andrīyya Zakī, Head of the Evangelical Church in Egypt, participated in marking the 3rd day of the One Family Conference hosted by the Apostolic Church under the patronage of Pastor Nāṣir Katkūt, General President of the Apostolic Churches in Egypt.
Side A Reinout Vos first introduces himself and tells Hulsman how he began his career at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and how he came to Egypt. Vos said that he studied history at Utrecht University, specializing in the history of Malaysia and Indonesia. After completing his Master’s degree,...
Background: Maria van der Hoeven is a Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party. She served as Minister of Economic Affairs from 2007-2011. Side A: The Dutch Minister Maria van der Hoeven is in Cairo on a visit the Dutch-Flemish institute. The first topic discussed was...
Background: The Khan Murjan is a building located in the souq of Baghdad, Iraq. It was built in the 14th century as a caravanserai and it is considered by many historians and scholars to be a notable piece of the city’s architecture. The structure was in poor shape for over two centuries, but was...
Date of interview: June 9, 2018   Location of interview: Maadi, Cairo, Egypt   Interview with Agnes Odoli, Simone Osterwald, Kees Hulsman   38:00 Minutes of recording, with agreement of all involved persons   Transcribed interview, cutted and edited for understanding   Agnes Odoli (48) is a Kenyan...
Following my initial visit to ‘Izbat al-Hajjānah [1], I furthered my research on other issues occurring in the aḥayʾ sha‘abiya of Cairo, or the popular areas where Egypt’s poor are living. The word ‘slum’ is disputed since Egypt does not have the abject poverty such as is seen in for example India...
On Wednesday, May 9, 2018, I was given the opportunity to conduct an interview with Ms. Najwā Ruʾūf [Nagwa Raouf] who is the head of Emarat Al-Insan [ʿAmārat al-Insan], a cultural center with the legal status of an NGO that focuses its work around the area of ‘Izbat al-Hajjānah [Ezzbet El-Haggana...
In Egypt, many local supermarkets sell ISIS products; such as cereals, teas and honey. ISIS is the brand name of some products of a company called SEKEM, which produces products ranging from phytopharmaceutical medicines to cotton textiles. In 2012, SEKEM established Heliopolis University for...

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