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Understanding the grey between black and white
When poverty and lack of awareness turns marriage to a business deal; this deal plagues some poor villages and urban areas in Egypt
Sexual abuse in Egypt is a great taboo but it is the victims who pay the price for society’s intolerance
“The children we deprive today of their childhood, will deprive us from their youthful energies in the future” Dr Samar Youssef
The continuing battles of an independent activist in Palestine
Egypt ended 2011 with street fighting that left many dead
The 6 April Youth Movement which started with a Facebook group is one of the most powerful political movements today
Downtown Cairo is Egypt’s heart of cultural and political dynamism and coffeehouses have long been a contributing force in that momentum. Some of them belong to the past but still serve the present. Daily News Egypt visits Cairo’s historical coffeehouses and examines their impact on politics and culture.
How independent musicians suffer to present their art and dream of a diverse market in which they can achieve recognition
Early marriage in Egypt is a prevalent problem, too often framed within a religious vs. secular debate
Images tell the story of Egypt’s constitutional crisis
After the revolution, strolling around the streets of Cairo, Alexandria, Mansoura or other big cities is never boring. Now like never before, you might run into marches, graffiti, posters and video projection that women political parties, groups and activists hold. Women activists have created many initiatives and campaigns to campaign for their rights. Daily News Egypt speaks to some of these emerging initiatives, their goals and activities, evaluates their impact and what it takes for them to reach their aims.
How a new governmental institution hopes to reduce the stigma of disability
A lenient visa system and a sympathetic populist president have seen Syrian refugee numbers swell in Egypt as Syria’s neighbours reach their capacity
Street vendors pose many challenges to the government, would policing them solve the problem?
The tale of one of the most iconic streets of the revolution
Pope Tawadros II: Background and biography
The Daily News Egypt staff reflects their personal experiences in journalism
A rural rehabilitation centre faces financial and social barriers in its struggle to provide care to disabled children
The legal framework governing civil society organisations is restrictive, discussions continue to create a new law but consensus seems unlikely
People use St. Andrews’ Refugee Services to find help for life in Cairo and hope for the future
The fate of Eritreans fleeing to Sudan, Egypt, and Israel
Torture under Mubarak, continuing under Morsy?
The Coptic Church will announce its 118th leader next Sunday. The new Pope will face a number of issues, and his role will evolve alongside Egypt’s political climate
The current Constituent Assembly is the biggest in Egypt’s history. However, it is not just the number of constituency assembly members that distinguishes the current draft. The curious reader will also notice a comparative difference in the choice of words and sentence structures, exhibiting the current assembly’s lack of legal knowledge…
Eid Al-Adha, also called the Feast of Sacrifice or the Greater Bairam, is one of two important religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide.
Egypt’s metal scene is still small but here to stay.
Lately, Sufis have been one of the vital cards utilised in Egyptian parliamentary and presidential elections. Being supportive of the “civil state” camp and against political Islam added more to the long list of misconceptions about Sufis. Not only are they depicted as indulgers in folkloric celebrations, poetic recitals and religious chants, but also as allies of secularism, a precondition to be bashed by their rival religious group, the Salafis. Daily News Egypt explores the meaning of Sufism through the eyes of its adherents, the insightful explanations of some Sufi sheikhs about the long rivalry against Wahhabism and the current Sufi involvement in politics.
Salafi MPs have excluded an article from the draft constitution by claiming human trafficking does not exist, the evidence suggests otherwise
Racism and discrimination has long been a problem in Egypt, particularly for Sudanese who have come to Egypt seeking a better life.