Puppies lie inside a cage at a stall selling dogs in a market in Cairo

Animal rights activists accuse shelter of negligence and deception

A group of animal rights activists in Egypt has accused an unregistered shelter in Saqqara of letting dogs and cats starve and freeze to death as its owners scammed volunteers. Paws and Claws, not to be mistaken for a pet … 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

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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

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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

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Egypt’s Energy Vampires

Cairo’s power cuts continue with no end in sight.  Recently I wrote about cutting electricity consumption by changing a few bulbs – you can read that here – but this got me thinking of what else is draining Egypt’s ailing … read more