Here’s What Youri Zoon, World Kitesurfing Champion, Had to Say About Ras Sudr, Surfing, and Pursuing Dreams

Here’s What Youri Zoon, World Kitesurfing Champion, Had to Say About Ras Sudr, Surfing, and Pursuing Dreams

We were lucky enough to witness Youri Zoon -the World Kite Surfing Champion – in action. And no, we did not have to travel thousands of miles to meet Zoon, because Ras Sudr’s 360 Kitesurfing Center brought him to Egypt, for a huge and unique kitesurfing event, AKA their anniversary!   While the whole event […]

Ousso: The Region’s Leading Musical Icon Talks Amr Diab, Satanism and the Independent Music Scene

Ousso: The Region’s Leading Musical Icon Talks Amr Diab, Satanism and the Independent Music Scene

We here at Scoop Empire are starting #AScoopOfSuccess, a series of interviews with successful Arabs that are kicking ass and making names on a regional, as well as international level in different fields. And since I’m really passionate about music, I thought it would be best to start with one of the region’s most leading […]

Meet Hesham Safwat, the Man Behind Jumia Egypt’s Belief in the ‘Power of the Local’ and the ‘Democracy of the Online’

Meet Hesham Safwat, the Man Behind Jumia Egypt’s Belief in the ‘Power of the Local’ and the ‘Democracy of the Online’

Egypt, the beating heart of the Middle East and the Arab world, is the target market for any brand that wants to retain reputation, fame, and relevancy in the MENA region, ought to have a loyal consumer base in Egypt. Indeed, despite the times of economic turbulence and relative political instability the largest retail brands […]

Egyptian TV Host’s Interview with French Ambassador Is Cringeworthy

Egyptian TV Host’s Interview with French Ambassador Is Cringeworthy

Egyptian TV hosts have unfortunately become infamous for their inability to speak foreign languages in general. From the more than notable “what about your first Oscar?” incident, to the Egyptian host attempting to speak English on national television and screwing up, Egyptian TV hosts really do not handle second languages well.     This week, CBC […]

Bassem Youssef: His Love for Kitesurfing, Favorite GoT Character and So Much More

Bassem Youssef: His Love for Kitesurfing, Favorite GoT Character and So Much More

by Farah Andil

In an open Q&A on Reddit, the Middle East’s very own John Stewart answered some of his mega fans’ questions about his private life, his future career plans, his view on the situation in the GCC, and so much more! His recent move “Tickling Giants,” which documents the political timeline of Egypt between the period of 2012-2014, […]

Asser Yassin: ‘Talateen Youm,’ Being Tarek and His Favorite Desserts

Asser Yassin: ‘Talateen Youm,’ Being Tarek and His Favorite Desserts

by Farah Andil

This week we sat and talked with the award-winning actor Asser Yassin. He shared his ideas with us about his new series, “Talateen Youm,”3am Magdy, starring opposite Bassel El-Khayat, and of course, desserts.     How important 3am Magdy is to you and can you ever replace him?   “I can’t live without 3am Magdy, and surprisingly, yes, […]

Rami Malek Talks Details on Becoming Freddie Mercury

Rami Malek Talks Details on Becoming Freddie Mercury

  Every single human being on planet Earth probably knows by now that Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek is set to play the legendary Freddie Mercury in the new biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. It has been said that the movie will be released on December 2018.   We still haven’t seen any of the footage from the actual movie, […]

Omar Abdelrahim: We Talk to Everyone’s Favorite English Teacher

Omar Abdelrahim: We Talk to Everyone’s Favorite English Teacher

  Learning new languages might get quite difficult at times, but most of all, it can get really, really boring. It could be extremely confusing for many, especially with all the rules any language could have. Then came one man who has made it his mission to make English training fun, catchy and very easy […]

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

An Open Letter From An Egyptian Teacher To Parents Going Through School Assessments

by Alia Zayda

  There are countries in this world that forgo academic subjects altogether, countries that support inclusive education, more and more people understand the beauty of homeschooling, and then there’s us; with our uptight international schools that want robot kids.   I can see the amount of stress, anxiety and panic Egyptian parents are going through because […]

Mohamed ElBaradei’s Interview on AlAraby TV Causes Media Outrage

Mohamed ElBaradei’s Interview on AlAraby TV Causes Media Outrage

By Katrina ELGahsh

  Egyptian law scholar, diplomat and former U.N Nuclear Chief, Mohamed El Baradei, decided to break his three-year-long media silence by a series of five interviews on AlAraby TV.   For the past few days, Egyptian TV hosts have been expressing their disappointment by ElBaradei’s decision, fearing that more lies would be spread by the […]

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