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Op-ed review: criticising BBC, Turkish tour of Africa

Some writers dedicated their op-eds to follow into the footsteps of recent escalation by Egypt’s State Information Service against the BBC network over a report on detention, torture, and enforced disappearances. Al-Youm Al-Sabea Managing Editor Akram Al-Qasas believed that reporters did not make attempts to complete the story by reaching for further sources. Moreover, he …

Amira El-Fekki

Op-ed review: Al-Sisi in Africa, presidential election

State media focused on President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s visit on Saturday to Addis Ababa to participate in the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit. Both leaders of the two main state-run dailies addressed the role of Egypt in Africa. In Al-Ahram, Abdel Mohsen Salama, chairperson of the newspaper and president of the Press …

Amira El-Fekki

Farida Osman

Farida Osman is Africa’s best athlete

Egyptian swimmer Farida Osman has won the award for “Best Athlete in Africa 2017” at the World Athletics Awards ceremony on the sidelines of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) in Prague, Czech Republic. “2017 has been a great year for me—especially the historic moment of winning Egypt’s first-ever medal at the FINA World …

Nihal Samir

Africa achieved only 1.7% economic growth in 2016: UN

The constant changes that struck the Egyptian economy throughout 2016 is only part of the bigger picture and the fluctuations that hit the entire African continent, according to the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) “Economic Report on Africa 2017”. The report was further elaborated in a conference held at the United Nations Information …

Reem Hosam El-din

The best way to aid Africa

New York—Drought in Somalia threatens the lives of almost half the population, according to Somalia’s prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire. Over a two-day span, at least 110 people died of hunger in just a single region in the country. This highlights the tremendous needs Somalia and other African countries have for immediate help. In the …

Cesar Chelala