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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 [email protected]

Border security should top Egypt priorities following Sudan, Libya turmoil

Following the eruption of protests in Sudan and the military offensive in Libya, apprehensions of insecurity on Egypt’s western and southern borders have started growing. It was no coincidence...

Egyptian opinions split as debate on regulating polygamy develops

Controversy over polygamy in Egypt is far from new. The battle between religious scholars and women’s rights activists and organizations has been ongoing for years. While the latter is pushing...

Russian flights return to the Red Sea as Egypt’s tourism slowly makes a comeback

Following an almost three-year ban and intensive rounds of negotiations, the Russian national carrier Aeroflot resumed flights to Cairo in April 2018. The ban, which started in October 2015 following...

Can Egypt’s slums be replaced by ‘safe zones’?

Egypt is home to 1,100 slum areas, 350 of which are in and around Cairo. In addition to their lack of basic facilities such as electricity, running water, and sewage, many of those slums are...

What can counter-sectarianism committee achieve in Egypt?

Egypt’s Higher Committee to Counter Sectarian Violence was formed on December 30, 2018. The committee, headed by the president’s advisor on security and counter-terrorism affairs, includes...

The controversial revival of Egypt’s Jewish heritage

In September of 2017, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi allocated $71 million for the restoration of Jewish sites. While seen by many as a long overdue step to acknowledge an important part of...

Egypt builds Middle East’s largest cathedral, but what about smaller churches?

Not only did 2019 witness the inauguration of Egypt’s largest church and mosque in the New Administrative Capital, it kicked off with the legalization of 80 churches and service buildings in the...

Will an Israeli player really push Egypt’s Mo Salah out of Liverpool?

Liverpool will bring in Red Bull Salzburg striker Mones Dabour, an Israeli national and reports have suggested that the team’s Egyptian star Mohamed Salah is likely to quit if this happens. ...