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23.6% increase in Egyptian wheat stocks in 2016/2017

Egyptian wheat stocks reached 332,000 tonnes in 2016/2017 compared to 268,700 tonnes in 2015/2016, marking an increase of 23.5%, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS)’s annual bulletin on storage statistics for 2016/2017. The CAPMAS report stated that the total number of silos in the public and private sectors reached 18 …

Daily News Egypt

Al-Sisi, Al-Bashir meet in bid to thaw relations

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met with Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir on Monday, during his official visit to Egypt, and the two held talks on various topics. Al-Sisi welcomed Al-Bashir and praised common historical, cultural, and social factors between the countries and their relationship which spans thousands of years. He also praised the positive developments recently …

Sarah El-Sheikh

Jumia aims to sell 80,000 mobiles during its ‘Mobile Week’

Jumia aims to increase its sales of mobile phones to 80,000 devices during its “Mobile Week” discounts, up from 30,000 during last year’s week, according to Karim Ahmed, the company’s e-marketing director. Ahmed said the company expects 10m website visits during the week, where it is offering discounts in partnership with Samsung, Xiaomi, Sico, and …

Daily News Egypt

Two promotional German delegations to visit Egypt

The German-Arab Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GACIC) will host two German delegations in March and April, both coming for trade fairs and promotion purposes. On the occasion of both visits, the GACIC will organise two events, the first will be held on 28 March, with the aim of promoting for the world’s trade fair …

Hagar Omran

Cargo handled at Damietta Port increased by 32% in 2017

A report issued by the Damietta Port Authority showed an increase in the volume of goods handled at the port during the past year by 32%, growing from 32m tonnes in 2016 to 37m tonnes in 2017. According to the report, the number of inbound and outgoing ships from the port increased from 2,562 in …

Mohamed Alaa El-Din

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Palm leaf boxes: A handicraft fighting extinction

While the world may be familiar with Egypt’s handmade products as some of the finest home decorations, pottery artwork, embroidered cloths, and handmade bags, an almost forgotten handiwork fights for survival in Upper Egypt. Making boxes out of palm leaves—where boxes are made of palm leaves after being reshaped—is an endangered craft. Despite their creators …

Daily News Egypt

Gender inequality in film

Women are still at a disadvantage in the film industry, underrepresented in key creative positions, according to several equality-focused rights group, whose discourse has been coming back to the surface in recent years. Along with sexual harassment in the film industry, there is a huge gap in female representation in the media. The New York …

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