HOPE: The Egyptian Organization That’s Rescuing Baladi Dogs

HOPE: The Egyptian Organization That’s Rescuing Baladi Dogs

Animal rights is an issue that is often looked down upon and made fun of in Egypt; it is seen as an extraneous privilege or luxury.   The general attitude of the Egyptian public opinion holds towards animal rights is that it is an elitist part-time occupation for Egyptian socialites.     All this, alongside […]

My Two Cents on the #ChapelHillShooting: Good Above All

My Two Cents on the #ChapelHillShooting: Good Above All

This morning, I, like the rest of the world, woke up to the news that three Muslim students were brutally murdered at the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill campus: Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23 Yusor Mohammad, 21 Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, 19 As I read their names, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t […]

Q&A: Laila Iskander, Egypt’s New Minister of Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements

Q&A: Laila Iskander, Egypt’s New Minister of Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements

At AIESEC’s recent Egypt Youth to Business Conference, we got the chance to catch the dynamic Laila Iskander for a quick chat. A champion of the people’s right to a basic, dignified livelihood, Iskander has an award-winning background in development. After a cabinet reshuffle following Sisi’s ascension to the presidency (and her outspokenness against Egypt’s […]

Street Voices: Egypt – Spreading Hope

Street Voices: Egypt – Spreading Hope

The past couple of years, Egyptians have faced a hard time. But the thing with Egyptians is that no matter how hard things might be, and no matter how hard life might get, the simplest thing can bring a smile on their faces. Watch how Egyptian icon Mohamed Mounir’s music spreads hope, faith and smiles. […]

A Pen and a Paper

At the beginning of this year I brought a pen and a paper and wrote a wish list (commonly known as New Year resolution). It’s eight months past that moment and I brought the very same pen and paper to tick a mark in front of my fulfilled wishes and not a single one has […]