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New metro ticket prices stirs controversy, raises discontent among commuters

The abrupt decision to hike the Cairo metro ticket prices up to 250%, stirred controversy between Egyptians, as many felt discontent with the increases, adding additional burden to the already high living costs, following the government economic measures implemented in the last two years, including energy subsidy cuts and tax raises, due to a $12bn …

Fatma Lotfi

USAID, Ministry of Health launch family planning programme

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sherry F Carlin joined Minister of Health and Population Ahmed Emad El-Dein to launch a new programme to strengthen Egypt’s family planning in response to the country’s rapid population growth. A Saturday press statement from the US Embassy in Egypt said the programme comes in response to …

Hagar Omran

S&P’s upgrade of credit rating confirms Egypt is on right path: El-Garhy

Minister of Finance Amr El-Garhy welcomed the Friday decision of Standard & Poor’s (S&P) to raise Egypt’s credit rating to B from B-, stressing that this step confirms that the state is on the right path and asserts confidence in the Egyptian economic reform programme. El-Garhy added that the decision will contribute to attracting more …

Mohamed Samir

Fadia Kiwan named new director general of Arab Women Organistion

The Arab Women Organisation (AWO) announced that Fadia Kiwan, the candidate from Lebanon, has been elected as its new director general for the period from 2018 to 2022, succeeding Mervat Tallawy from Egypt. This came during the 14th extraordinary meeting of the executive council of the AWO, where nominations for the post of director general …

Nihal Samir

NCW to monitor women’s of women in Ramadan dramas, commercials

Based on the social responsibility of the National Council for Women (NCW), Suzan Al-Kalini, head of the media committee at the NCW, announced that the council has formed a committee to monitor the image of women in the series, commercials, and programmes to be screened on television during the holy month of Ramadan. During the …

Nihal Samir

Do web directories still work for marketing in 2018?

Internet user penetration in Egypt reached 48% in 2017 according to Statista. The internet has become a very important platform, especially as 81% of internet users in Egypt say that they cannot live without it, according to eMarketing Egypt’s eighth annual report “visions for e-marketing in Egypt”. Nowadays, it is hard to find internet marketers …

Badway Shalaby

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