Can We Please Stop Calling Thanaweya Amma’s Top Student ‘Mariam Bent El Bawab’?

Can We Please Stop Calling Thanaweya Amma’s Top Student ‘Mariam Bent El Bawab’?

  One young lady who has made headlines this week is Thanaweya Amma’s top student, Mariam Fath El Bab. Every year, the media celebrates Egypt’s finest students and praise them beyond words. We never hear of them the next year and we never find out what happened when they went to college and so on. […]

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

  Last week, we Egyptians went head to head with Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations’ finale and lost. Shortly after our defeat, disgusting, racist posts from Egyptians that targeted Cameroonians took over the Internet. Needless to say, it struck a cord with me.   To the people who have “joked” that, as I’m Filipino, […]

HBO’s Big Little Lies Actress Uses Her Dress to Send a Powerful Message to Trump

HBO’s Big Little Lies Actress Uses Her Dress to Send a Powerful Message to Trump

by Salma Hossam

  At last night’s premiere of Big Little Lies, HBO’s newest series that stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, one of the show’s stars used the evening as an opportunity to make a very clear political statement.     Actress Kathreen Khavari, who plays Samantha, showed up on the red carpet in a little black […]

US Teacher Urged People to Vote for Trump So Muslims Can Be “Butchered”

US Teacher Urged People to Vote for Trump So Muslims Can Be “Butchered”

  A US high school teacher is facing massive backlash for a series of Facebook posts that targeted Muslims, gays and other minority groups. He encouraged people to vote for Donald Trump so Muslims would be “butchered.”     The offensive posts were allegedly made by Dan Close, who teaches American History and Government at Dewey High […]

An Englishman Asks: Is Racism Destroying England?

An Englishman Asks: Is Racism Destroying England?

By Mark Somers, Presenter of The Morning Show on Nile FM

  With all the joy and excitement that the UEFA Euro 2016 football tournament brings both in Europe and here in football-mad Egypt, this week there’s also been a very dark side. It started with England and Russia fans fighting and smashing up Marseille and has gone on from there.   For me though, by […]