Amira Sayed Ahmed

Nesma Rafet, Egypt's first female certified dolphin trainer, said it is crucial to establish trust with the dolphins, Dolphina Park, Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Posted March 13, 2014. (photo by Facebook/nesma.rafet)

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Egypt's first female dolphin trainer swims against the stream

Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

Nesma Rafet, who left a corporate career for swimming with dolphins, says her male colleagues' attitude that she couldn’t do the job encouraged her further.

Saudi Arabia's dependent fees leave Egyptian expats in dire straits

Sunday, Jul. 16, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

Dependents of expat workers in Saudi Arabia will be charged a dependent fee starting in 2017, which is a further strain on the salaries of foreign workers and will likely result in large numbers of families going back home.

Egypt's traditional water jugs get makeover

Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

Two young Egyptian artists established the Shababik project to modernize the look of traditional household items in Egypt's homes.

Despite taboo, Hebrew classes open doors for young Egyptians

Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

More Egyptian university students are learning Hebrew, though social and political prejudices can still make things difficult.

Egyptian artists leave diverse paper trails

Wednesday, May. 31, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

At an exhibit in Cairo, over 100 drawings and prints by 12 artists pay tribute to paper, a fragile medium for human records of experience, memories and ideas.

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Amira Sayed Ahmed is a Cairo-based freelance journalist and full-time editor of local news at The Egyptian Gazette, Cairo's oldest English-language daily. She has been involved in writing about political, social, and cultural issues in Egypt since 2013.

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