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War reporter-turned movie maker turns camera on Egyptian slums

After working as a war cameraman for 18 years, getting injured twice along the way, Egyptian journalist Ibrahim al Batout decided to get away from the real-life violence and make movies. But his latest venture “El Ott” or “The Cat”, which premiered … read more

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Egypt ranked worst place to be an expat

This year’s iteration of HSBC’s annual ranking of the best places to live as an expat, published Wednesday, ranked 34 countries on a host of indicators, such as salaries earned, the expat’s quality of life and an expat family’s ability … read more

Expat Services

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Egypt’s power cuts will continue and here’s why…..

Egypt generates an estimated 27,000 megawatts of electricity each day. That sounds like a lot but if, like me, you continue to sit through regular power cuts – you will know it isn’t enough. Put simply, our power supply is … read more

Egypt Essentials

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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

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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

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Woman by Design now at the ACE

Woman by Design in Maadi starting 2nd November from 10am. Just 150LE pays for a ”2 session morning” Sunday/Tuesday/ Thursday and includes entrance to the venue, the Ace Club, where you can enjoy a drink, coffee and lunch after the mornings … read more