New Jihadi Terror Group Takes Root in Egypt

Ajnad Misr, which announced its formation in January, said it was behind the April 18 bombing in Cairo that killed one police officer and wounded another. The group formally announced itself in January saying it would target “criminal elements” in … read more



Darkness looms?

As summer nears, Egyptians are bracing themselves for the worst. Recurrent shortages of natural gas have hampered the country’s capacity to generate electricity which in turn has resulted in power cuts across the board. Many Egyptians have experienced the bitter … read more

Expat Services

power cuts

No more sitting in the dark

No more sitting in the dark! For a small investment you can ride out the power cuts in comfort with lights, a fan, a computer, a tv etc. These battery powered silent units offer up to 1000 watts of power … read more

Egypt Essentials


Swine Flu Factoids

Swine influenza, or flu, is a contagious respiratory disease that affects pigs. When the flu spreads person-to-person, instead of from animals to humans, it can continue to mutate, making it harder to treat or fight, because people have no natural … read more

Expat Essentials


Dog Theft On The Rise In Cairo

While not a new phenomenon, professional dog-napping is on the rise in Cairo.  Every dog is at risk but pure bred dogs are popular and as a result more valuable. Many dog thefts occur outside restaurants, shops, and from parked … read more

Expat Experts


Power Cuts: What to do when you get stuck in a lift

Whether you call it a lift or an elevator, getting stuck in one can be an awful ordeal. As a frequent user of elevators, and someone who has been stuck in one more times than I can count, I want … read more