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#10 – Wearable Technology From Cairo Helps Blind People

Mubser is wearable technology that assists the visually impaired by identifying obstacles and naming common objects as they come into the path of the user. Read More>> Source: Design Indaba

  • mena house hotel, Cairo, Egypt

Cairo

Meaning “the victorious city,” Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa, populated by more than 18 million people. Spanning both banks of the Nile River in northern Egypt, the area has been home to numerous Egyptian civilizations spanning as far back as 6,000 years and [...]

  • Protesters during the Egypt uprising

State of Emergency: How The Egypt Uprising Turned Violent

Chants and screams mix and muffle in the streets of Cairo. Buildings throughout the capital burn as large clouds of smoke funnel through doors and windows. Police collide with angry protestors by the hundreds, and now, all eyes are on the Egypt uprising once again. Egypt has declared a ‘state of emergency’ as the [...]

  • Anti-Morsi protesters in the streets-Egypt

Two Years, Two Revolutions: The Latest on Egypt

For the people of Egypt, 2011 was a year of transition and a symbolic new beginning. The international community watched as months of violent protests in the streets of Cairo cracked the foundation of then-president, Hosni Mubarak’s 30 years of power. A year later, the election of Mohamed Morsi signified [...]

  • Four Seasons Cairo at Nile Plaza

Cairo, Egypt

Egypt’s capital, Cairo, is one of the largest and most populated cities in Africa.  As the commercial, media, and educational center of this north African country, Cairo is teeming with activity. For first-time business travelers, the city can be overwhelming with its 18 million residents. Accommodation: Four Seasons Cairo at [...]

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Insiders’ Guide to Business Travel in Africa

There are a lot of resources to figure out where to go and what to take on safari, plenty of articles to tell you how beautiful Victoria Falls is, but how do you get the inside scoop on traveling to Africa if your agenda is all business? Africa.com’s editors are [...]

  • Locals having a prayer session celebrating Eid in Karima, Sudan, Africa

Celebrating Eid in Karima, Sudan

(Editor’s note: Over the last two months, Meghan Thom has posted about her recent trip across North Africa. A student at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Ms. Thom resides in London. Previous posts: Part I, Part II, Part III) On our second day travelling in the north, we were treated to [...]

  • An airplane parked at the Khartoum airport, in Khartoum, Sudan, Africa

Khartoum: An Abandoned City

(Editor’s note: Over the next two months, Meghan Thom will be posting about her recent trip across North Africa. A student at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Ms. Thom resides in London. Previous posts: Part I) Our next early morning arrival was into Khartoum Airport in Sudan. This [...]

  • meghan thom and her crew on horseback Cairo Egypt, Africa

Cairo: An Urban Paradise?

(Editor’s note: Over the next two months, Meghan Thom will be posting about her recent trip across North Africa. A student at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Ms. Thom resides in London. This post was co-written with Pete Yeung.) As when Moses once descended from Mount Sinai, my [...]

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