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Cyber breach of Careem customer, driver data

Ride-hailing company Careem identified a cyber incident involving unauthorised access to the system it uses to store data. According to a statement sent from the company to its users on Monday, Careem became aware on 14 January that “online criminals” gained access to its computer systems, which hold customer and driver account data. Customers and …

Daily News Egypt

Egypt-based Swvl raises $8m in series A funding

Swvl, the Egyptian app-based mass transit application, announced an $8m series A that was led by regional venture fund BECO Capital, Africa-based investor DiGAME, and venture capital (VC) firm Silicon Badia. Other VC firms, Raed Ventures, Arzan VC, and Oman Technology Fund, and the chairperson of EDventure Holdings, Esther Dyson, also participated in the round. …

Daily News Egypt

Al-Sisi ratifies amendment to law on real estate expropriation

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi ratified on Monday an amendment to the law on real estate expropriation for public benefit, following parliament’s approval. The amendment—which was published in the official gazette—entails that compensation will be estimated in accordance to the prices on the market at the time of implementation of the decision, plus an additional 20% …

Daily News Egypt

Mula: Reminiscent fashion statement inspired by timeless individuality

In a time when squared shoulders and mid-length skirts were seen around every corner in the city, refined tailoring and thought-through embroidery were a valuable currency, understood and acquired by the common public. Ahead of each high-society occasion, tailors would bid their farewell to rest and operate based on catnaps. Their packed schedules would be …

Nayera Yasser

Jazzy, N by Natalie localise biggest spring trends

Vibrant, colourful, and outgoing are only a glimpse of what a true spring season should be. With the weather drastically changing overnight, wardrobes were simultaneously changed in a blink of an eye. Heatwave after another, local fashion designers are already racing time to launch their new collections. Homegrown eyewear brand Jazzy is known for its …

Daily News Egypt

Bambah celebrates Ramadan with colourful flora kaftans

With all eyes fixed on the Middle East, modest fashion is crossing the borders between the east and the west in order to become a global form of dressing. Meanwhile, international designers are starting to experiment with this direction; evidently, regional designers are taking the front seat as leaders of this particular move. Bambah Boutique …

Daily News Egypt

Serving growing need for higher education

The demand for higher education around the world is growing. By 2030, according to UNESCO, the number of enrolled students is expected to more than double to over 414 million. Serving that population and others requires extraordinary energy and imagination, strategic thinking, and innovation. The need for quality higher education is especially important in the …

Swiss embassy, Egypt’s Ministry of Housing launch urban development project in Qena

The Embassy of Switzerland in Egypt and the Egyptian Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities launched the “Hayenna” (Our District) project, which aims to help local governments in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Qena to improve management of their land and new urban development initiatives and boost related local revenues. The Embassy of Switzerland …

Hagar Omran

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