Will Egypt Confront Overpopulation with ‘Two Children Only’ Strategy?

Will Egypt Confront Overpopulation with ‘Two Children Only’ Strategy?

For the first time ever, Egypt is considering an incentive plan to curb its population’s growth spurt. The country’s total population in January 2016 was 90 million, according to CAPMAS. This week, it has been reported that the figure has reached 92.5 million.     This has led to Health Minister Ahmed Emad Eddin, and Local Development Minister Hisham Al-Sherif […]

Magdi Yacoub Treats Underprivileged Patients in Ethiopia for Free

Magdi Yacoub Treats Underprivileged Patients in Ethiopia for Free

  Egypt’s favorite cardiologist, the man who keeps redefining the word “humanitarian,” Sir Magdi Yacoub, just gave us another reason to respect and love him endlessly. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry announced recently that Yacoub’s fourth visit to Ethiopia included performing heart surgeries on underprivileged citizens for free.   A team of 28 surgeons, along with Magdi […]

Bringing Hope and Love from Palestine to America

Bringing Hope and Love from Palestine to America

Picture a Palestinian boy, 14 years old and about to enter high school. His name is Alaa and he’s wearing gym shorts and a t-shirt and wields a hammer. He and a few other young people are working to fix up the home of an under-privileged woman in… Petersburg, Virginia?   Yes, you read that […]

Why Do We Still Have Child Labor In Egypt?

Why Do We Still Have Child Labor In Egypt?

In a recent Sustainable International Business class of mine, the case we had to discuss was one of those unpleasant topics we tend to shut ourselves out of: child labor. While the class discussed Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Asia, my mind kept going back home, to Cairo, where child labor is a daily sight we […]

12 Jobs that We Will Never Understand in Egypt

12 Jobs that We Will Never Understand in Egypt

If you’ve lived in Egypt long enough, you will have become accustomed to a crazy amount of jobs that people hold that do not exist anywhere else in the world. The problem is, when you get used to the existence of these said jobs, you have a hard time surviving and even getting on with […]