Viral Visual: Vodafone’s Hilarious New Ad Featuring Magdy Abdelghany

This ad is hilarious! Looks like now even former footballer Magdy Abdelghany is in on his own joke. Abdelghany’s infamous penalty kick has haunted us over the last 23 years, remaining Egypt’s only World Cup goal since 1990, a fact that we – and Abdelghany – never seem to forget. The Egyptian national team hasn’t even qualified […]

Profile: Dr. Magdi Yacoub

Profile: Dr. Magdi Yacoub

(W)e are Egyptian, and when you come from a place like Egypt, the whole country loves you if you get famous. When I kissed Sophia Loren, they all think they kissed Sophia Loren too. When Magdi was knighted, the Egyptians were kneeling next to him. – Omar Sharif You’ve certainly heard of Dr. Magdi Yacoub, […]

Only in Egypt: 8 Translation Fails

Only in Egypt: 8 Translation Fails

From unfortunate ‘p’ and ‘b’ switches that prove some things really are lost in translation to brilliant tongue-in-cheek store names that showcase the Egyptian sense of humor at its finest, nothing says “Made in Egypt” better than these photos. Have any of your own? Add them in the comments. 1. Because a hot crap sandwich […]

I Condemn Pot and Kettle

I Condemn Pot and Kettle

  Following a slew of international tsk tsk tsk’s against Egypt after last weekend’s renewed spurt of civilian street clashes and violence by security forces, I decided to issue my own condemnations, as follows:   I Condemn the Arab League I condemn the Arab League and all 22 of its members for ‘violence and terrorism’, […]

Go Green: Tips for How to Recycle in Cairo

It’s no secret that Cairo has a waste problem. But we can all do our part by recycling, reducing and reusing. Here are a few tips to get you started.   Recycle Divide your rubbish into organic and non-organic (recyclable) materials and let your garbage collector know. Most likely, he’ll thank you. Sign up with […]

Photo Of The Day: 6 October War

Photo Of The Day: 6 October War

  Today, Oct. 6, marks 40 years since the beginning of the 1973 October War, also known as the Ramadan War and Yom Kippur War, when Egypt defeated Israel, retaking the Suez Canal and Sinai Peninsula. This day is also celebrated as Armed Forces Day in Egypt, a national holiday honoring the country’s military and […]

Street Voices: What Makes A Happy Egyptian

Instead of having us tell you what exactly it is that makes Egyptians happy – because this can take forever – we’re gonna have them tell you. Big thanks to Aisha Ghaly for the video! Nour ElSayed Nour El Sayed has always been fascinated by photography and art. She spends most of her time trying […]

Vodafone Egypt Does Social Media No-No

Vodafone Egypt Does Social Media No-No

This is the problem with the internet: Whatever you put out there finds a way of staying and haunting you even if you delete it. Let’s take Vodafone Egypt as an example. Seems like someone on the social marketing team over at the multinational mobile operator forgot they were posting on the company page and […]

Diaries of a Disgruntled Development Worker: Disruption and Innovation at Flat6Labs

Diaries of a Disgruntled Development Worker: Disruption and Innovation at Flat6Labs

Anyone who works in the field of development knows about “buzz words” – a new hot trend that we all scram to incorporate into our grant proposals and projects in order to get the big bucks. Yes, it’s true, we’re not all guardian angels searching for the best way to heal the world. The grim […]

Haitham Samir Wins Red Bull Car Park Drift

Haitham Samir Wins Red Bull Car Park Drift

We all have to admit that the entertainment scene in Cairo and Egypt in general is pretty much limited to parties, occasional concerts and of course the Egyptian cinema that is deteriorating by year. Our people are not used to any other type of entertainment and to be honest, it’s about time they are subjected […]