Africans in Europe Protest the Libyan Slave Trade

Africans in Europe Protest the Libyan Slave Trade

By Reem Tolba

  Protests took place across Europe as thousands of demonstrators assembled in Stockholm holding signs that read, “Stop Slavery Now” and “Human Rights For All.”   The demonstrations festered throughout Brussels; however, protesters were detained as they marched through the city. Another gathering took place in Berlin as African communities joined forces outside the Libyan […]

Viking Burial Clothes Woven with ‘Allah’ Discovered in Sweden

Viking Burial Clothes Woven with ‘Allah’ Discovered in Sweden

Uppsala University, Sweden’s oldest university, just discovered Arabic characters for “Allah” and “Ali” woven into Viking burial clothes.   Their researchers describe the findings of the geometric Kufic characters as staggering. They also added that they’ve stumbled upon this discovery while re-examining clothes that had been in storage.     Annika Larsson, a textile archeology researcher, told […]

VIDEO: This Woman Left Sweden to Live in Dahab Instead

VIDEO: This Woman Left Sweden to Live in Dahab Instead

  Masrawy posted a video of a Swedish lady called Luta, where she explains how and why she decided to leave her life in Sweden behind, to live in Dahab instead.     Luta visited the small town on the southeast coast of the Sinai Peninsula for the first time in 1999, and hasn’t left […]

The Nile Hilton Incident: The Egyptian Movie Everyone Is Talking About

The Nile Hilton Incident: The Egyptian Movie Everyone Is Talking About

  A cinephile like myself is always proud when an Egyptian movie makes waves internationally; and that is exactly what Egyptian director Tarik Saleh’s new movie is doing. The Nile Hilton Incident received very positive reviews from leading film magazines — such as Variety and Hollywood Reporter — for all the right reasons.     Earlier this year, the movie […]

Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland Lift Egypt Travel Ban

Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland Lift Egypt Travel Ban

  Following the tragic incident of the Russian passenger jet in October 2015, the South Sinai governorate of Egypt has been declared unsafe for tourists in European countries. Last Thursday, the travel ban has been lifted from Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland.   According to Egypt Independent, Mohamed al-Hassanein, Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce’s member, said […]

And The Most Confusing New Club Night Award Goes To…

And The Most Confusing New Club Night Award Goes To…

Swedish entrepreneur Mårten Andersson has a new club night concept in the works and it’s definitely a head-scratcher. Slated to launch at Stockholm hotspot Kägelbanan in September, Andersson’s brainchild is called “SOBER”. Yup, you guessed it. It’s going to be alcohol-free. “It will be exactly like a normal club, with great DJs, good music, good […]

The World Stands With Palestine

The World Stands With Palestine

Since many governments have remained silent about Israel’s ongoing siege on Gaza, people from all over the world  decided to take it into their own hands (literally). The latest, simplest way of showing their support  has been by writing “I stand with Palestine” on the same hand holding their passport and sharing it on social […]

Royal Baby, Take Two

The Swedish monarchy will soon be graced with baby royalty. Sweden’s Princess Madeleine, the younger sister of Crown Princess Victoria, and her husband, New York banker Christopher O’Neill, are expecting their first child next spring. “Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill are delighted to announce that the princess is expecting their first child. The birth […]