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Install Solar Panels at Your Home and Sell The Extra Power to The Egyptian Government for Money

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Egypt has an energy problem-that much we all know-especially as we now seem to be getting ten months of summer and sun. So why not invest in the technology to harness the ever present sun for energy? While the infrastructure might not be completely established, we have the ability to change things bit by bit.…

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MEET Omar Khalifa of Shaghalni

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An AUC Political Science graduate, with a specialization in International Relations, Omar Khalifa clearly saw the inequalities rampant in Egypt. “It was always easy for us. We had a bi-annual employment fair that brought huge companies to us,” he says, “but I always wondered how people who weren’t as privileged found out about or got…

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Celebrating Arabic on International Mother Language Day

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February 21st is International Mother Language Day! Celebrated since 1999 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)  in an effort to preserve all languages in the world, it’s a great day to recognize the beauty and power of Arabic language here in Egypt. February 21st was particularly chosen to commemorate Pakistani students…

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Cairo Family Businesses: Keeping the Bond Amidst the Drama

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Running a business requires patience, hard work and the ability to work under stress. It also usually requires partnering or working with other people. Because of all the pressures that mount, and differing visions and strategies that emerge, these relationships are often very rocky and met by bumps in the road along the way. Some relationships…

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Shik, Shak, Shok Your Way to Happiness

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How many times have you wished that life came with a manual? You know, a manual that tells you what to do at the times you most need advice and no one seems to be able to help you. I know I have wished for it at least 20 times in the past few months.…

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Rowayat: Egypt’s Hybrid Literary Journal

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We are increasingly becoming a multilingual society. Meanwhile, the publishing world offers very little for aspiring writers in languages other than Arabic. They find it incredibly hard to get published or known to the local audience. It also becomes frustrating that everything available in these other languages has nothing to do with our own culture.…

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7 Books to Get You Reading Arabic

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Many of us have been brought up and educated in languages other than our mother tongue, making us unwilling, unable or intimidated to read Arabic books. We don’t realize, however, until we do venture into some Arabic literature, how profoundly deep it is. Because of the richness of the language itself, good Arabic writing is…

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#Jan25: Told Through Its Art

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Five years ago, Egyptian streets erupted, giving way to a large popular movement that has continued to impact our lives ever since. Regardless of one’s position on the ideological and political spectrums, there is no doubt that January 25th , 2011 brought forth many changes, political and otherwise. For one thing, it has made virtually…

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Egypt52: Daring to Explore

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How many times have we come across breathtaking photos on Instagram or Facebook and not believed it was in Egypt? Where are these places and why have we never seen them? Egypt52 has the answer! What started out as a bored engineering student and his friend going to the Citadel on a Friday’s whim became…

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#TriedandTested: Ignite Egypt

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We love working out. So we’re trying and testing all the latest fitness crazes taking over Cairo and sharing them here with you. Read on for workouts that’ll make you look and feel good. Ignite Egypt A big part of the appeal of working out is the challenge: You give it everything you’ve got –…

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