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Op-ed review: Reviewing political issues, relations with US

Writers in Sunday papers picked several political issues related to freedoms and democracy to comment on. In state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper, two journalists directed their attention towards Egypt-US relations. First, Morsi Atallah criticised some congressmen who he said rely on information from untrusted sources giving a critical image of Egyptian affairs and human rights, which in …

Amira El-Fekki

USAID inaugurates career centres in Upper Egypt universities

The US government, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the American University in Cairo (AUC), celebrated the launch of career development centres at universities in Minya and Beni Suef this week. In a press statement by the American embassy, Egypt Mission Director at USAID Sherry F Carlin said that …

Hagar Omran

USAID, Ministry of Health launch family planning programme

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Sherry F Carlin joined Minister of Health and Population Ahmed Emad El-Dein to launch a new programme to strengthen Egypt’s family planning in response to the country’s rapid population growth. A Saturday press statement from the US Embassy in Egypt said the programme comes in response to …

Hagar Omran

USAID funds Kom Ombo groundwater withdrawal with $9m 

US Agency for International Development (USAID) Egypt Director Sherry Carlin announced that a project for reducing groundwater in the Temple of Kom Ombo in Aswan will cost $9m and USAID will completely fund it, according to state media outlet EgyNews. The statement came in an interview with the Middle East News Agency (MENA). Carlin added …

Daily News Egypt

DLP grants US$52m to 414 students from 27 governorates: cooperation minister

Minister of International cooperation Sahar Nasr announced the Development Leadership Programme (DLP) granted 414 students from 27 governorates US$52m. The students were selected on the basis of academic merit and leadership, according to Nasr. . DLP is a joint effort between the Ministry of International Cooperation, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the …

Daily News Egypt

US government and Egypt’s civil society promote consumer rights

Over 300 Egyptians generated recommendations to strengthen the consumer protection law in Egypt at an event in Alexandria sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).  Organised in coordination with the Egyptian Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) and three civil society groups, this event increased public awareness regarding consumer rights and regulations. “USAID has been …

Daily News Egypt