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Another power cut hits Egypt’s Maspero for the second time in a month

‪A power cut knocked Egyptian state television off air for the second time in a month, state news agency MENA reported. The electricity minister Mohamed Shaker told the privately owned CBC channel that the power outage was a result of … read more

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Another way of ending FGM

By Dr César Chelala Female circumcision, also called female genital mutilation (FGM) is widely practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East. More than 125 million women have been subjected to different forms of genital mutilation across Africa … read more

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Egypt’s power cuts will continue and here’s why…..

Egypt generates an estimated 27,000 megawatts of electricity each day. That sounds like a lot but if, like me, you continue to sit through regular power cuts – you will know it isn’t enough. Put simply, our power supply is … read more

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Dog Theft On The Rise In Cairo

While not a new phenomenon, professional dog-napping is on the rise in Cairo.  Every dog is at risk but pure bred dogs are popular and as a result more valuable. Many dog thefts occur outside restaurants, shops, and from parked … read more

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How many light bulbs does it take to change Egypt?

One! And you are looking at it. All of us are struggling to cope with Egypt’s chronic electricity shortages.  If your house is like mine your lights are out at least an hour of every day – if not more.  … read more