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Egypt Court Jails Belly Dancer For ‘Debauchery’ In Social Media Crackdown

Egypt Court Jails Belly Dancer For ‘Debauchery’ In Social Media Crackdown

A high-profile Egyptian belly-dancer, Sama El-Masry, was sentenced to three years in prison and fined 300,000 Egyptian pounds ($18,500) on Saturday for inciting debauchery and immorality as part of a crackdown on social media postings. El-Masry was arrested in April during an investigation into videos and photos on social media, including the popular video-sharing platform […]

Egypt Arrests TikTok Star, Belly Dancer

Egypt Arrests TikTok Star, Belly Dancer

Egyptian lawmakers have called for stricter surveillance of women on video-sharing apps after the arrests of a popular social media influencer and a well-known belly dancer on charges of debauchery and inciting immorality. Instagram and TikTok influencer Haneen Hossam, 20, is under 15 days detention for a post encouraging women to broadcast videos in exchange […]

Doctor, Parents Face Trial In Egypt For Girl’s Death After Genital Cutting

Doctor, Parents Face Trial In Egypt For Girl’s Death After Genital Cutting

A retired doctor and the parents of a 12-year-old girl who died after female genital mutilation (FGM) surgery are to stand trial in Egypt, with child rights campaigners calling for jail terms to deter others from the illegal practice. Egypt’s Prosecutor General Hamada El-Sawy this weekend ordered the referral of the trio to the criminal […]

Doctors In Egypt Launch Anti-Genital Cutting Campaign

Doctors In Egypt Launch Anti-Genital Cutting Campaign

Genital cutting can cause long-lasting mental and physical health problems including chronic infections, menstrual problems, infertility, pregnancy and childbirth complications Doctors in Egypt have taken time out of their surgeries for a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of female genital mutilation (FGM) after the death of a 12-year-old girl, saying they do not […]

Egypt Detains Doctor, Parents As Girl Dies After Genital Cutting

Egypt Detains Doctor, Parents As Girl Dies After Genital Cutting

 The victim’s parents and aunt took her to a private clinic where she underwent the illegal procedure, also known as female circumcision Egypt has detained a retired doctor after the death of a 12-year-old girl on whom he performed female genital mutilation (FGM) sparked anger among women’s rights activists. The victim’s parents and aunt took […]

The Story Corner : The Access Game

The Story Corner : The Access Game

  My people, did you know that one guy on twitter just got an all-expense trip to Egypt as a birthday gift from his bank? Guess what? he doesn’t work with the bank o, he banks with the bank. Let me tell you how it happened. So, this guy went on twitter and shared that […]

At Least 25 Die In Train Crash At Cairo Station

At Least 25 Die In Train Crash At Cairo Station

 A speeding train crashed into a barrier at Cairo’s main train station on Wednesday, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, officials told Associated Press. At least 25 people died and at least 47 people were injured in the accident.  AP reports that photographs from the station showed charred bodies lying on […]

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi Takes Over AU From Kagame

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi  Takes Over AU From Kagame

A key development on Africa’s diplomacy in 2019 will be on hand from mid-January to early February when the Heads of State and government convene for the 32nd summit at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa. Change of the AU leadership is expected when Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will take over from Rwanda’s […]

Liquid Telecom to Invest 8 Billion EGP (U.S.$400 Million USD) In Egyptian Network Infrastructure and Data Centres

Liquid Telecom to Invest 8 Billion EGP (U.S.$400 Million USD) In Egyptian Network Infrastructure and Data Centres

Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is investing 8 billion Egyptian Pounds ($400m US Dollars) in Egypt over the next three years. This is part of a major partnership with Telecom Egypt which includes network infrastructure and data centres. The investment announced today at the Africa 2018 Forum was made during […]

Egyptian Court Delays Verdict in Mass Trial Over Rabaa Sit-in

Egyptian Court Delays Verdict in Mass Trial Over Rabaa Sit-in

An Egyptian court on Saturday delayed a final ruling in a case against 739 people involved in a 2013 sit-in protest that was broken up by security forces, saying defendants could not be transferred to the court due to “security concerns”. The case, which involves top leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, including the group’s […]

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