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By Ramadan A. Kader It was just a brief altercation captured on a mobile camera and posted online. The viral footage shows a Metro driver along with his 10-year-old…
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By Ramadan A. Kader Less than a month after she became health minister, Hala Zayed provoked a controversy by her decision obliging governmental hospitals to broadcast the national anthem…
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By Ramadan A. Kader The 1980s marked a milestone era in the history of the Egyptian cinema, which is more than 100 years old. The early 1980s witnessed a…
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By Paolo Sabbatini One of the topics about which I was informed on my arrival in Egypt in 2014, concerns the great value attached for two millennia to the…
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By Simon Willis Years of empty rhetoric, no budget and worthless dreams sum up a report by Al-Ahram (June 22) about the state of health and education in Egypt…
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By Paolo Sabbatini Once again, the co-operation between the Italian Cultural Institute and the Colombian Embassy in Egypt has produced a musical end product. In fact, yesterday three musicians…
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By Simon Willis For those of you grappling with the differences between present simple and present continuous in English, the influence of Celtic languages spoken before the Angles and…
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  • Jul
By Ramadan A. Kader “Something must have happened and prevented the sheikh from completing the prostration. At that point, real astonishment prevailed as a lot of possibilities moved through…
  • 10
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By Ramadan A. Kader More than a month after fares of the Cairo underground Metro was hiked by up to 250 per cent, commuters have yet to see a…
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 By Paolo Sabbatini As I announced in my previous article, several Italian films, whether for cinema or for television, were screened at the Cultural Institute in the past few…
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By Simon Willis The Summer Solstice came and went last Thursday. If this is supposed to be the longest day of the year, it was something of a non-event,…
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 By Paolo Sabbatini From July 1 to 5, 2018, the Italian Cultural Institute is organising Italian cinema week: five soirees at the Institute’s theatre (3, Sheikh el-Marsafi, Zamalek, Cairo),…
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By Ramadan A. Kader Where is Egypt standing in the global war on disposable plastics? The question is legitimate for a country struggling to put its environment and economy…
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By Ramadan A. Kader A religious singer has recently triggered a viral uproar in the media for using unorthodox lyrics at a mosque ceremony. Sheikh Tareq Abdul Rahman appeared…