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Ministry of Culture mourns Bachir El-Sebaie

After a long journey of enriching the cultural scene in Egypt with his translations and chronicles, historian and translator Bachir El-Sebaie passed away on Sunday at the age of 75. The ministry of culture mourned on Monday the veteran historian, stating that he was one of the literature and translation pillars in the country. In …

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Tod’s bring back Alber Elbaz to Fashion Scene

The Italian leather goods aficionado, Tod’s, has recently announced what could be the biggest fashion collaboration of the current year. The factory series is set to be Alber Elbaz’s long-awaited return to the fashion scene. The former creative director of Lanvin has been away on a hiatus since his well-publicised exit from the brand in …

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Cannes festival reveals short film collection

Following the announcement of the Official Selection of the 72nd Cannes Film Festival, the festival revealed its short films in competition and the Cinéfondation selection 2019. Presided by Claire Denis, the Cinéfondation and short films jury will award the three prizes of the Cinéfondation on Thursday 23rd May. The Short Film Palme d’Or will be …

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Youssef Chahine remembered at Karlovy Vary

The 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) is honouring iconic Egyptian filmmaker Youssef Chahine (1926-2008) with a large retrospective of 11 remastered films consisting of early lesser-known works as well as established classics. All the movies in the programme – the biggest of its kind to be featured at any international film fest – …

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Egypt, Somalia seek bilateral cooperation

Egypt’s Prime Minister, Moustafa Madbouly, met on Sunday Somalia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ahmed Isse Awad, in order to discuss bilateral cooperation in the fields of development and security. According to a statement from the cabinet, Madbouly stated during the meeting that has Egypt has for a long time supported the Somalian …

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Egypt launches ‘Next Coders’ to bring programming skills to secondary education

The Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) of Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) has launched ‘Next Coders’ programme to build and develop students’ coding and computer programming skills. The TIEC offers secondary-school first-year students the training course gratis with a nanodegree certificate on ‘Learn to Code’ presented by Udacity. The programme entails providing …

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Mauro Colombo’s Tierra Adentro wins Yellow Robin award

Tierra Adentro by Mauro Colombo won early this week the Yellow Robin award at the 8th edition of Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (CIFFR), while the Caribbean Shorts award went to The Girl with Two Heads by Betzabé García. The IFFR’s sister festival in Curaçao gives the filmmaking talent of the Caribbean region an international …

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Cannes prepares 60th anniversary of Marché du Film

The Cannes Film Festival is preparing to welcome film professionals from all over the world to its Marché du Film. The world’s leading film market and also the oldest, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019. Created at the 1959 Cannes, the Marché du Film is now the indispensable venue for negotiations about most productions distributed …

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Uber adds new feature for female drivers to drive only women in Saudi Arabia

Uber announced a new “Women Preferred View” feature for female drivers in Saudi Arabia which allows them to select only female customers. The launch of this unique feature comes on the back of Uber’s Masaruky initiative that aims to increase women’s participation in the workforce through access to affordable transportation, in addition to increasing women’s …

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Two Egyptian females win 2019 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting

Associated Press (AP) journalists Maggie Michael and Nariman El-Mofty won on Monday a Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, for their extensive coverage of the conflict in Yemen, becoming the first Egyptian women to ever win this prestigious award. The Pulitzer Prize is the American journalism’s most prestigious honour. The award was announced in 1917 by …

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For its 10th time: L’Oréal Group recognised as one of world’s most ethical companies

On the occasion of L’Oréal group’s recognition as one of the most ethical companies on the global level, for the 10th time, Daily News Egypt interviewed Emmanuel Lulin, L’Oréal Group’s senior vice-president and ethics chief officer. The discussion tackled L’Oréal Group’s commitment worldwide towards ethics, and how the group has succeeded in implementing an effective …

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Egypt targets to raise Suez Canal’s revenues by $1bn

The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) targets to raise the Suez Canal’s revenues by $1bn, according to Mohab Mamish, the chairperson of SCA. He added on Wednesday during a seminar held by the Canada Egypt Business Council (CEBC) on investment in the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone), that the canal achieved revenues worth $600m during the …

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Trade exchange between Egypt, Greece records €1.8bn in 2018

The trade exchange between Egypt and Greece increased in 2018 by 37.5%, reaching €1.8bn, compared to €1.3bn in 2017, the Minister of Trade and Industry of Egypt, Amr Nassar, stated on Wednesday. He continued that Egypt’s exports to Greece increased by 15.3% over the past year, reaching €640m, up from €555m in 2017. His remarks …

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