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Egyptian media owner detained after trafficking and sexual assault claims
Mohamed al-Amin’s alleged victims, all teenage girls, said he abused them in an orphanage he owned and in his holiday home

Edmund Bower in Cairo

13, Jan, 2022 @9:31 AM

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‘Belly dance is being hidden in Egypt’: the performer hoping for Unesco heritage status
As the traditional dance is increasingly associated with nightclub culture, Amie Sultan seeks to change perceptions of the artform and those who perform it

Edmund Bower in Cairo

30, Dec, 2021 @11:33 AM

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Egyptian pharaoh’s mummified body gives up its secrets after 3,500 years
Amenhotep I ‘unwrapped’ digitally by Cairo scientists, revealing details from his grave jewellery to his teeth

Mark Brown

28, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The world on screen: the best movies from Africa, Asia and Latin America
From a Somali love story to a deep dive into Congolese rumba, Guardian writers pick their favourite recent world cinema releases

Guardian writers

24, Dec, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Travesty or tragedy? What Egypt thinks of Verdi’s Aida
Premiered in Cairo 150 years ago, set in an exoticised ancient Egypt and written by a man who refused to visit the country for fear of ‘being mummified’, the beloved opera has left a complex legacy in the country its drama is set

Flora Willson

23, Dec, 2021 @2:29 PM

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Leading activist in Egypt’s 2011 uprising and two others jailed
Alaa Abd El-Fattah gets five years for ‘spreading false news’ and lawyer and blogger get four-year terms

Ruth Michaelson

20, Dec, 2021 @6:31 PM

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Books that explain the world: Guardian writers share their best nonfiction reads of the year
From a Jacobean traveller’s travails in Sindh to the tangled roots of Nigeria, our pick of new nonfiction books that shine a light on Asia, Africa and South America

Guardian writers

15, Dec, 2021 @10:21 AM

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Those we lost in 2021: Nawal El Saadawi remembered by Mona Eltahawy
The influential and fearless Egyptian feminist author, doctor and government official is remembered by the journalist and social commentator

14, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Pandemic hits mental health of women and young people hardest, survey finds
Survey also finds adults aged 18-24 and women more concerned about personal finances than other groups

Jon Henley

23, Nov, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Cop27 is in Egypt next year … but will anyone be allowed to protest?
Green experts and human rights activists are concerned the hardline Cairo regime will suppress any civil society action

Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul and Fiona Harvey

21, Nov, 2021 @8:15 AM

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More than 500 people stung by scorpions flushed out by storms in Egypt
Storms forced scorpions from their hiding places into many houses across the province of Aswan

Staff and agencies

16, Nov, 2021 @1:34 AM

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You Have Not Yet Been Defeated by Alaa Abd el-Fattah review – a message to the world from an Egyptian prison
The jailed activist’s writings, some of them smuggled out of his cell, keep the spirit of the 2011 revolution alive

Rachel Aspden

12, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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