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Pride and Prejudice

Certain things are deemed unforgivable here and hot-headed, self proclaimed defenders of national or religious pride can rally others to their cause with surprising speed, considering the normal, more sedate pace of the society. Before you know it, prejudices kick in and angry chants ring out, blame, based on rumours and suppositions, is placed and a little flag burning goes a long way.

Adel Heine

The whole truth and nothing but the truth

On 8 March, I was in London attending a panel discussion on the safety of women journalists. I had been invited there by the International News Safety Institute (INSI) after contributing a chapter to a book published earlier this year by the INSI on the safety of female journalists working in conflict and danger zones. …

Shahira Amin

Review: columnists observe Morsy’s attitude, IMF loan, and Coptic community

Egyptian opinion writers have explored a variety of topics that relate to President Morsy’s surprising moves, starting from his first trip to Saudi, to his latest in Iran. Many columnists continue to dissect Egypt’s internal platform with regards to the growing fears of the Coptic community in the country. Others criticise the acceptance of the …

Daily News Egypt

Egyptian Steel signs $ 210 million deal with Danieli

Egyptian Steel signed Wednesday a $ 210 million agreement with Daneili SpA (DANR), an Italian company specialised in supplying plants and equipment to the steel industry, to supply production lines for Egyptians Steel’s new plant in Ain el-Soukhna. Prime Minister Hesham Qandil witnessed the agreement signing ceremony between Ahmed Abou Hashema, Chairman of Egyptian Steel, …

Islam Serour

Vodafone offers post-paid customers a new billing experience

Affirming its leadership in meeting customers’ needs, Vodafone Egypt, a top mobile operator, offers its post-paid customers a new billing experience that guarantees utmost customer satisfaction. Vodafone Egypt reports that the new bill will contain detailed information of post-paid customers’ internet monthly usage, costs of local, international and roaming calls, monthly subscriptions and additional services. …

Islam Serour

Helwan’s Japanese Garden

The Garden is unlike any other in Egypt; it has beautiful arbors, Japanese architecture, fish ponds, and little statues of Buddha surrounding an artificial lake. Though the lake has long since dried up, the beautiful image of the statues counteracted by a dilapidated building in the background still provides a beautiful, albeit melancholy, visual pleasure.

Daily News Egypt

Foodist at work by Nada Badawi

Bite Me Cairo: Four Thumbs Up

My youngest was born a foodist, a trait she happily developed in gleeful opposition to her food-averse sister as she instinctively sought out an unoccupied niche in the family culture.

David Blanks

Clinical death

As the world’s media have rushed to compete on the wave of rapid developments sweeping across the globe, Egypt’s state media focuses on a different story. The Maspero building – with its entire internal and external staff – keep drowning in deep and unchartered waters of corruption, misconduct and a performance far away from the …

Daily News Egypt

Tax Authroity new head vowes to boost tax revenues

Egypt’s Tax Authority (TA) hopes to increase tax revenues to EGP 230 billion, according to newly appointed chairman Mamdouh Omar. The TA plans to promote new leadership to ensure justice within the body, Omar told a meeting with heads of regional bureaus and managers of different departments on Monday. According to commentators, taxation in Egypt …

Islam Serour