Feb 19 2014

Can Graffiti Remake Egypt?

A group of female artists are spreading a message of equality using street art. The concept is another revolution for the country. Last week, a dozen of female artists turned the walls of a downtown parking lot in Cairo into a street art gallery. Colourful group murals carrying personal stories and spreading messages to increase …

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Jan 23 2014

Living without the state in Cairo’s slums

CAIRO, 23 January 2014 (IRIN) – For the residents of the Middle East andAfrica’s largest city, Cairo, 2013 ended with the often repeated government promise to finally provide basic services and development in the slums, where half of the city’s residents live. But instead of waiting for Prime Minister Hazem Al-Beblawi’s slum renewal project, announced …

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Jan 16 2014

Egypt Gets a Constitution, But a Long Road Lies Ahead

Voters went to the polls across Egypt Tuesday and Wednesday, in a two-day referendum on the country’s new constitution amidst sporadic violence that left 11 killed and 444 Muslim Brotherhood members arrested in nationwide clashes between pro-Morsi protesters and security forces. The mood seemed mainly hopeful that the new charter would make the country move …

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