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Sonia Farid
Sonia Farid

Sonia Farid, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Cairo University. She is a translator, editor, and political activist. Her social work focuses on political awareness and women’s rights and her writing interests include society, politics, and security in Egypt. She took part in a number of local and international conferences and published several academic papers. She can be reached at soniafarid@gmail.com

COLUMNISTS
Sonia Farid
Sonia Farid

Sonia Farid, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Cairo University. She is a translator, editor, and political activist. Her social work focuses on political awareness and women’s rights and her writing interests include society, politics, and security in Egypt. She took part in a number of local and international conferences and published several academic papers. She can be reached at soniafarid@gmail.com

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The ban on pilgrimage to Jerusalem is associated to the late Pope Shenouda III who objected to the 1979 Peace Treaty between Egypt and Israel and ...

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Saturday, 24 March 2018

The street food market in Cairo keeps fluctuating according to a number of circumstances. It was, for example, definitely affected for a while by the ...

Why are Egyptians bringing their own coffee to coffee shops?

Saturday, 17 March 2018

“Legal drugs” is what coffee is called in Egypt and that explains why the slightest drop in its quality can affect the mood of all ...

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Saturday, 10 March 2018

The spectacle of the Cairo headquarters of Egypt’s former ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) on fire is one of the most memorable in the ...

How Copt football players face discrimination in Egypt’s national game

Monday, 26 February 2018

Mina Essam, a Copt, wanted to join the junior team in one of Egypt’s most prestigious football clubs, but was turned down because of his ...

ANALYSIS: Is there a place for women within Egypt’s judiciary?

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Egyptian MP Nadia Henry submitted on February 7 a draft law to the House of Representatives demanding gender equality in judicial positions. The ...

Desalination, water treatment, and making up for lost Nile water

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

“Egypt is embarking on the biggest desalination and water treatment project in its history,” said President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in a ...

Egypt and Ethiopia between deadlock and breakthrough over Nile dam

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Upon his return from Cairo on January 19, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn announced that he rejected Egypt’s proposal to seek the ...

The rise and fall of Egyptian presidential hopeful Sami Anan

Saturday, 27 January 2018

In the early hours of Saturday January 20, former Egyptian Chief of Staff Major General Sami Anan announced his intention to run for president in the ...

Is reopening of Egypt’s ‘unlicensed’ churches a step toward sectarian stability?

Saturday, 13 January 2018

The Egyptian Ministry of Housing has issued a decree allowing Christians to perform their prayers in unlicensed churches until they obtain permits as ...

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