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Aprille Muscara


News and culture junkie interested in human rights, new media and politics. Former aspiring astronaut. Third Culture Kid. Don't call her a millennial.

16 US Tech and Business Leaders Who Would’ve Been Denied Entry by Trump’s #MuslimBan

16 US Tech and Business Leaders Who Would’ve Been Denied Entry by Trump’s #MuslimBan

Silicon Valley is up in arms following news of US President Donald Trump’s 90-day ban of immigrants and travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries as well as a 120-day ban of all refugees.   As a powerhouse of the global economy, the US is a top recipient of every other country’s brain drain. This means it […]

15 Quotes from Omar Samra’s TEDxBEND Talk that Will Emotionally Destroy You for All the Right Reasons

15 Quotes from Omar Samra’s TEDxBEND Talk that Will Emotionally Destroy You for All the Right Reasons

  As a public, we’ve followed Omar Samra’s journey since he first captured our imaginations and made our hearts burst with pride, standing atop the world’s tallest peak hoisting the Egyptian flag. Since then, we’ve celebrated with him, mourned with him, and followed along as he conquered the globe’s most arduous destinations and life’s most challenging lessons. This April, […]

32 Inspiring Things Arabs Can Learn from Muhammad Ali

32 Inspiring Things Arabs Can Learn from Muhammad Ali

  Muhammad Ali has left this world. A poet, a civil rights champion, a proud Muslim and, oh yes, “The Greatest” heavyweight boxer of all time, Ali was also revered for his quick wit and outspokenness, which made him an oft-quoted public figure. “I would like to be remembered as a man who won the […]

Saudi Arabia Invests $3.5 Million in Uber

Saudi Arabia Invests $3.5 Million in Uber

  In the ride-hailing world’s game of thrones, Uber has sought help from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s gilded bank of petrol dollars. Silicon Valley’s most highly-valued private business announced Wednesday its biggest investment from a single source: a $3.5 million infusion from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. “Our experience in Saudi Arabia is a great example of how Uber can benefit riders, […]

Daesh Urges Muslims to Destroy Their Satellite TV Sets Ahead of Ramadan

Daesh Urges Muslims to Destroy Their Satellite TV Sets Ahead of Ramadan

  Yalahwi, you guys. Daesh wants to take Dhafer away from us. The extremist group is urging good Muslims to get rid of satellite TV, which Daesh claims is “destroying their beliefs and polluting their ethics”. (Their proclamation obviously doesn’t apply to bad Muslims, because you know what they do to them…) “The enemies of Islam are waging a […]

Egyptian Lawmaker Seeks to Abolish Religion from National IDs

Egyptian Lawmaker Seeks to Abolish Religion from National IDs

  Echoing the sentiment of many enlightened Egyptians, member of Parliament Alaa Abdel Moneim wants to remove the religion field on national IDs — because what is the actual point of it, really? According to Al Masry Al Youm, Abdel Moneim is submitting legislation regarding citizenship rights to Parliament sometime in the next two weeks, […]

Egyptian Diplomat Under Fire for Calling Africans ‘Dogs and Slaves’

Egyptian Diplomat Under Fire for Calling Africans ‘Dogs and Slaves’

  Proof that words can be as strong as weapons: An Egyptian diplomat is under fire for allegedly making racist remarks at the closing session of last week’s United Nations Environment Assembly meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. “During our consultation with Egypt, the head of the Egyptian delegation and current President of AMCEN [African Ministerial Conference on the […]

Mountain View iCity Has Just Slayed the Real Estate Game in Egypt

Mountain View iCity Has Just Slayed the Real Estate Game in Egypt

  After an overwhelming launch on Sunday that saw thousands of potential customers swarm the Mountain View offices in Heliopolis, the real estate giant announced Monday that Phase I of Mountain View iCity has sold out. With some users posting negative comments on social media, the company is handling complaints like true professionals, replying to every post […]

WATCH: Weaving Color onto the Pyramids

WATCH: Weaving Color onto the Pyramids

  While robotically scrolling through Facebook today, searching for something — anything — to stimulate our brains amidst the clickbait optical illusion pictures that “you won’t believe” and the once-innovative, now-generic food videos that have taken over our newsfeeds, we came across this video posted by the ARTS in Paris page.     The video is a well-made fake, but […]

#هواوي_في_قلب_النادي_الاهلي: Huawei Sent These Ahly Fans on the Trip of Their Lives

#هواوي_في_قلب_النادي_الاهلي: Huawei Sent These Ahly Fans on the Trip of Their Lives

  Last week, Egyptian football giants Al-Ahly made us all proud with their epic win against top European club AS Roma. In separate digital competitions, Al-Ahly sponsors Huawei, Vodafone Egypt, Coca-Cola and Juhayna sent a group of lucky winners to the UAE to attend the match and support their team. Hossam Ghaly, known affectionately as “Capitano”, led the Ahly […]

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