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Egyptian Women Cabinet Members Make History

Egyptian Women Cabinet Members Make History

As a result of the most recent government reshuffle, Egypt has more female cabinet ministers than ever before. These six women are experts in their portfolios, role models, and are positioned to make pivotal changes in their country. Here we highlight some of the things that make them inspiring figures in government. Sahar Nasr, Minister […]

Top Ten Destinations to Visit in Egypt in 2018

Top Ten Destinations to Visit in Egypt in 2018

Egypt has seen a rapid transformation of its landscape in the past two decades, with the most notable development being the construction of Egypt’s new capital city near its coastline. The Egyptian scenery is packed with beautiful destinations for travel-seeking vacationers, distinguished by surges of annual tourists. With so many sights to see, Egypt Forward […]

Why You Should Visit Coptic Egypt in 2018

Why You Should Visit Coptic Egypt in 2018

Most people think of Israel as the most popular destination for pilgrimage tours, but many travelers do not realize that Coptic Christians in Egypt were among the first adherents to Christianity. Coptic Christians have a 2,000-year history in Egypt and are an integral part of the country’s multi-religious and pluralistic society. Today, Coptic communities are […]

Three Reasons to Visit the Egyptian Red Sea in 2018

Three Reasons to Visit the Egyptian Red Sea in 2018

2017 has been a stellar year for Egypt’s tourism industry — almost 3.5 million tourists visited Egypt from January to June this year, compared to approximately 2.3 million in the same period in 2016. While Egypt is known for its unparalleled offering of history and culture attractions, its beautiful and warm beaches along the Red Sea remain […]

WYF Participant Learns about Value of Diversity and Leadership among Youth

WYF Participant Learns about Value of Diversity and Leadership among Youth

About WYF: The World Youth Forum brought together thousands of young people from around the world to Egypt to hear President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s message of peace and youth opportunity. The theme was “We Need to Talk” and the forum gave a platform to thousands of leaders of youth networks, heads of states, media figures […]

President el-Sisi Meets with Delegation of Leaders from Evangelical Community

President el-Sisi Meets with Delegation of Leaders from Evangelical Community

President Abdul Fattah el-Sisi welcomed a delegation of leaders from the American evangelical community on November 1, in the presence of Khalid Fawzi, Head of the General Intelligence and Rev. Dr. AndriZaki, head of the evangelical community in Egypt. President el-Sisi meeting with delegation leaders from the Evangelical community in the United States. Bassam Radi, […]

The Tourist Who Taught 40,000 Egyptian Women How to Vote

The Tourist Who Taught 40,000 Egyptian Women How to Vote

Egyptian women cast their ballots for president. The trip Dawlat Soulam intended to take when she left New York in September 2010 was a relaxing, 10-day Egyptian vacation. Reconnecting with relatives and friends; visiting historical sites like the pyramids; certainly not volunteering on another political campaign. But there she was, making “the toughest decision” of […]

Young Group Beautifies City, Gains Governor’s Support

Young Group Beautifies City, Gains Governor’s Support

University students pose in front of a completed Artmania mural. Situated on the banks of the Nile, northeast of Cairo, Mansoura is the capital of the Dakahlia Governorate. The city isn’t necessarily a tourist destination, but it’s home to some of Egypt’s best and brightest — the students of Mansoura University, ranked third in the country. Three […]

Pope Francis Spreads Message of Unity in Historic Visit to Egypt

Pope Francis Spreads Message of Unity in Historic Visit to Egypt

Joyous crowds greeted Pope Francis during a historic visit to Cairo at the end of April. The two-day trip included meetings with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of al-Azhar. In a video message to the people of Egypt released ahead of his arrival, Pope Francis […]

The Magic of Egypt: A Conversation with Dr. Zahi Hawass

The Magic of Egypt: A Conversation with Dr. Zahi Hawass

Actor Will Smith accompanied by Dr. ZahiHawass on the plateau of Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza Famed Egyptologist and archaeologist Dr. ZahiHawass shared his enthusiasm for the “magic of Egypt” and its ancient history in an interview with the Egypt Forward campaign. Dr. Hawass, who was recently appointed by the United Nations as an ambassador for […]

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