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The Arab and African Youth Platform Forum Kicks off in Aswan



The Arab and African Youth Platforms is founded for the youth of both regions; in order for them to share and exchange experiences. Because cooperating together will result in the developing of the countries, and the youth of both regions have proved that they are capable of coming up with a promising vision for the countries.

The Forum kicked off yesterday in Aswan with 1,500 participants, and its agenda focuses on issues related to Arabs and Africans, in addition to questions that are related to Egypt’s presidency of the African Union in 2019.

Activities will include open discussions, workshops, seminars and round table discussions that will bring together senior officials, decision-makers and a large number of young people from all over Africa.

The forum will tackle important topics such as the future of scientific research and health care, the impact of advanced technology and innovation in Africa and the Arab region.

Besides having these sessions and workshops, a number of cultural and entertainment activities will be held; through which participants will get the chance to discover the beauty of Aswan and visit its most remarkable sight seeings.

The forum’s colorful slogan is a reflection of the spirit and authenticity of the Arab and African countries.

Moreover, the forum will offer two entrepreneur workshops with the title “How to be a Successful Entrepreneur” and “Social Entrepreneur from an African Perspective”.

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi attended this morning the opening session of the second day of the forum, in addition to Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli and a number of cabinet members and senior statesmen are attending the session.

President El Sisi included in his speech a word for the horrific incident that Muslims in New Zealand had witnessed, he expressed his deep sorrow for the loss of those Muslims, he also added that Egypt stands against any sort of terrorists acts that cause the life of innocent humans.

He then praised the efforts of the youth, and explained that in Egypt, we put them in the front so that they can lead the way to a better, more developed future.


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Mother’s Day: Tomorrow’s Events




Planning a last minute outing? No worries, we have got your back with tomorrow’s events that your mother would definitely be into, but hurry up and reserve your place in one of the following events.

1- Ballet Gala at Cairo Opera House

Cairo Opera House’s Main Hall sees Diaghilev Ballet Company Russian taking over the stage on Wednesday night and until Friday the 22nd. Price for tickets range from EGP 150 to EGP 250.

The event would make a classy and nice outing for mother’s day.

For more information and reservations click here.

2- Abdel Halim Hafez Returns at El Sawy Culture wheel

The puppet show in Sawy Culture Wheel is bringing back Abdel Halim Hafez, and along with it is the sense of nostalgia, this Thursday.

Tickets are only 30LE.

For more information and reservations click here.

3- Seafood Festival at L’Uliveto

Every Thursday, L’Uliveto in Fairmont Nile City Hotel hosts a seafood festival, that offers a fine range of dishes with prices starting from 475LE per person.

For more information and reservations call 02-24619494.

4- Mother’s Day Dinner at Bella in Four Seasons Nile Plaza

The Italian restaurant Bella at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza is having a Mother’s Day dinner from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM, where the famous Chef Christian flaunts his latest creations in a brand new menu that will make your evening a delightful one.

For reservations call 02-27916875.

5- Shubbak El Fann at Goethe Institute

This edition of Goethe Institute Shubbak El Fann is introducing jazz musician Mustafa Rizk to the stage for a round of  tunes, in addition to the ‘Aks ‘Ekass troupe who will be performing a play called Aswad.

Admission is for free.

6- Mother’s Day at Zitouni Four Seasons Nile Plaza

Zitouni, the Egyptian cuisine at the Four Seasons Nile Place, is celebrating Mother’s day by an all day buffet with vegetarian options.

Price is 700LE per person. For reservations call 02-27916877.

7- All You Can East Sushi at Okashi

For only 300 LE per person, you get to enjoy an all you can eat sushi at the Japanese restaurant Okashi in Grand Nile Tower, whilst enjoying a great view of the Nile.

For more information and reservations call 02-23561234.





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President El Sisi on Tour in Aswan Post the Arab-African Forum




As the Arab African Forum comes to an end, President Abdel-Fatah El-Sisi accompanied the participants on a tour of the archaeological sites around Aswan.

The tour included a number of cabinet ministers as well, and they all paid a visit to the Philae Temple.

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at the Philae Temple in Aswan on Monday morning

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi at the Philae Temple in Aswan

The forum that began last Saturday on the 16th of March, and witnessed the participation of more than 1,500 youth, ended yesterday morning with a huge success.

The forum that took place in the upper Egyptian city, celebrated Egypt’s chairing of the African Union and shed the light on Egypt being a meeting point between both the African and Arab civilizations.

In light of this, the forum included the discussion of several crucial topics that relate to the development of both regions. These topics included the future of scientific research and health care, and the impact of advanced technology and innovation in Africa and the Arab region.

A number of senior officials attended the opening ceremony including, representatives and public figures from Africa such as Mariam al-Mansouri, the UAE’s first female fighter pilot; Moussa Faki, the African Union Commission chairperson; Nelson Mandela’s grandson; Syrian journalist and anchor Zaina Yazigi and Ahmad Ahmad, president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

As for the Arab and African countries that contributed in the AYF, they included Nigeria, Djibouti, Chad, Ghana, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Gambia, Sudan, Gabon, Iraq, Palestine, Guinea and Mozambique. 


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Inspirational Egyptian Women Excelling in Diverse Fields




It’s International women’s day, a day where every woman should be celebrated, the housewife, the entrepreneur, the wife and the mother. A day where we are reminded of the rights that we fought for, and gained it, but are also reminded of the goals, that are yet to be achieved.

Egyptian women have been proving they are capable since the very old ages, since the times they ruled and the times they stood beside men in revolutions and fought for the country’s rights. Now, it’s true that we might struggle a bit to prove our equality to men and our strength to dominate, but lately we have found no trouble in proving ourselves over and over again.

So in light of this day, we’re shedding the light on some of our own extraordinary women, who in their own way, helped defy stereotypes and break through that glass ceiling effect. Up until there was no barrier left, standing between them and their dreams.

In Arts:-

1- Azza Fahmy 

Azza Fahmy has succeeded in creating artful jewelry that speaks of our heritage, she was able, through her brand, to make people who’ve never set a foot in Egypt to see the country through her collections. She is a remarkable, artistic lady, who was able to create a brand name that is larger than life.

2- Okhtein 

The two sisters Aya & Mounaz Abdel Raouf, founders of Okhtein, were able to create -at a very young age- a name for themselves through the launching of exceptional bags, that are worn by international celebrities.

They just recently made it to the Forbes 30 under 30 list, for being such a young inspiration. Each and every piece of their collection lines, have so many details engraved in them; the thing that makes them a must have.


3- Hadia Ghaleb 

Hadia Ghaleb, a fashion icon and founder of Ghaleb Production House. The young entrepreneur was able to build an empire of her own, in a short time. She is always between flights, catching up on meetings, fashion shows and business inquiries. She is a true inspiration, for she has turned her passion into her business, and combined her studies with her love for fashion and founded GPH.

She is a boss, she is a leader, she is quite the example for a successful young woman. Who can reach her dreams, if she just worked hard for it, and surrounded herself with people who push her forward.


4- Nour El Sherbini 

The young athlete has been making us proud with her being the current World Champion in Women’s squash, who took the World Squash Championship title for the third time this year. She was already making headlines after being crowned champion of the 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, that was held in New York City last January.

She also just recently made it to Forbes list of 30 under 30, she is yet another inspiration for young women who aspire to excel in their hobbies, maybe even turn it to their career. For those women, nothing and no one should ever stop you.

Humanitarian aid:-

5- Menna Shahin 

This incredible young woman is helping fight hunger and reduce food waste; through her application Tekeya. The mobile app creates an online platform that facilitates the process of distributing surplus food from providers and making it easily accessible to consumers.

“Egypt is one of the biggest food wasters in the world, representing 73kg of food wasted per person every year. Not only does the waste of food create a burden on the environment through CO2 emissions, but equally it leaves providers with excess food, a loss of potential income and consumers without meals they could afford,” explained Shahin in a press release from the UAE where she is a current resident there.

The application will also contribute in providing charitable organizations with food donations at no cost.


6- Rania Al-Mashaat 

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I’m very happy to announce our partnership from @ITBBerlin with @BeautifulDestinations, the leading travel social media hub in the world. Together, we will develop and execute destination promotion strategies that capture traveler’s minds and hearts with authentic, captivating content that epitomizes the unique character of #Egypt. Inspiration and influence combine to form active persuasion on people’s digital screens today and #Egypt is keen to cultivate this in attracting tourists from all over the world. سعداء بالإعلان اليوم عن شراكتنا مع Beautiful Destinations من بورصة برلين ، واحدة من اكبر الشركات الرائدة المتخصصة في مجال السياحة والسفر على المنصات الرقمية ومواقع التواصل في العالم. سنقوم معا بتطوير وتنفيذ استراتيجية ترويجية متطورة للمقاصد السياحية المصرية تأسر قلوب وعقول المسافرين حول العالم، من خلال محتوى عصري وجذاب يعكس أصالة بلادنا. لقد أصبحت هذه المنصات الرقمية اليوم هي اكبر مصدر للتأثير وجذب الانتباه

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Egypt’s Minister of Tourism, an outstanding political figure. Ever since her appointment, she is been setting a real prestigious example of Egypt and has been giving us utter pride. One of her recent events, the Pyramids Marathon, was of a remarkable success. She has a PhD in Economics from University of Maryland at College Park, 2001 and graduated from the AUC class of 1995 with a B.A. in Economics.

Now that was just a glimpse of the power and dominance of Egyptian women, and the kind of influence that they can obtain in many and diverse fields. May they inspire others to break free from whatever it is, that hold them back. May they push others into becoming their true amazing selves. Here’s to every strong woman,

“May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

Happy International Women day.



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