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3.031m students enrolled in higher education in 2016/2017

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS) revealed on Sunday that the total number of students enrolled in higher education increased by 2.1% to reach 3.031 million students during the 2016/2017 academic year, up from 2.969 million students in 2015/2016. According to CAPMAS’ annual bulletin of enrolled students and faculty staff members in …

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Microsoft Egypt launches campaign to train more than 1,500 Egyptian women

Microsoft Egypt launched a women’s empowerment campaign under the hashtag #MakeWhatsNext, aimed at motivating young women to develop their skills and discover various professions in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. As part of the initiative, Microsoft Egypt collaborated with several governmental and non-governmental organisations around the world to organise a series of events …

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10,000, new investors in Egyptian Exchange within three months: Adel

The vice president of the Egyptian Exchange, Mohsen Adel, revealed on Sunday that 10,000 new investors entered the EGX since the beginning of 2018 through 31 March. This came during the session Capital Market Reform in the Portfolio Egypt Conference 2018 on Sunday, which was organised by Al Mal GTM, under the title of Opportunities …

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56% of 2016 work injuries due to manufacturing activities

The Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics revealed in a report that manufacturing activities caused the largest share of work injury cases, 56%, followed by transportation and storage activities at 10% of the total number of cases in 2016. The total number of work injury cases in Egypt in 2016 reached 13,620 cases, down …

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EFU to hold conference in solidarity with Palestinian women

The Egyptian Feminist Union (EFU) announced in a press statement that it will hold, in cooperation with a committee of the Afro-Asian Peoples Solidarity Organisation (AAPSO), a conference in solidarity with the Palestinian people, especially women. The conference will be held on Monday 30 April at the headquarters of the AAPSO in the district of …

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Female-led films at Cairo Cinema Days

The second edition of Cairo Cinema Days, screenings organised by Zawya Cinema, kicked off last Monday, aiming to highlight the productions of Arab cinema by presenting independent Arab films which critics praised and that participated in many regional and international festivals. The films will be screened from 23 to 30 April at several cinemas: Karim, …

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Egypt ranks 167th in PwC’s Paying Taxes 2018 report

Egypt ranked 167th globally, out of 190 countries, according to the World Bank (WB) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)’s Paying Taxes 2018 report, which rates countries by ease of complying with tax laws. Paying Taxes 2018 is one of the elements of the WB’s Doing Business 2018 study, in which Egypt ranked 128. Using the perspective of …

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21% increase in Egyptian exports to EU market: Kabil

Egyptian commodity exports to European Union (EU) countries increased significantly during 2017, at a value of about €8.1bn, compared to €6.7bn in 2016, an increase of 21%, according to a Friday press statement from Minister of Trade and Industry Tarek Kabil. Furthermore, the large increase in Egyptian exports to these markets contributed to the growth …

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Cairo Opera House to hold two concerts in Saudi Arabia

The Egyptian Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem said that Saudi Arabia will host, for the first time in its history, two consecutive concerts of the Cairo Opera House at the King Fahad Cultural Centre in Riyadh next Wednesday and Thursday. Cairo Opera House prepared an artistic programme for its first visit to Saudi Arabia, …

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Egyptian woman seeks to preserve Egyptian identity, culture

Egyptian culture is distinguished by its diversity and inclusion of diverse heritages, such as the Islamic, Christian, Jewish, pharaonic, African, and Mediterranean cultures. Egypt is considered one of the countries that carry diverse cultures, which enabled it to build its heritage and history. Nowadays, there are many attempts and initiatives that aim to preserve the …

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What defines relationship between women’s economic empowerment, basic education?

The head of Egyptian Feminist Union, Hoda Badran, conducted a study in cooperation with the United Nations Women’s office to answer the above question. It was conducted across six Arab countries: Egypt, Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Morocco, and Bahrain. Economic policies, cultural heritage disrupt women’s empowerment The study showed that the high level of women’s …

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