Amira Sayed Ahmed

Hydroponic farm co-founder Amr Bassiouni holds some leafy greens at the farm on the Alexandria Desert Road, Egypt.  (photo by Egyptian Hydrofarms)

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Hydroponic farming finds its way to Egypt

Sunday, Apr. 23, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

Amid severe water shortages and concerns over pesticide use, some Egyptians are hoping to transform the country's agriculture sector by relying on hydroponics to grow healthy and pesticide-free crops.

Giza animal shelter offers hope for Egypt's stray dogs

Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

An Egyptian engineer set up a rescue facility in Giza to care for Egypt's many homeless dogs and find them new homes, and his new one under construction in Alexandria will take in cats, too.

New Egyptian anti-sexual harassment campaign challenges passive bystanders

Sunday, Apr. 9, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

A new campaign to combat sexual harassment in Egypt encourages bystanders to speak up when they see women being sexually harassed in public.

How Egypt plans to boost tech partnerships with US companies

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

A delegation from Egypt's Communications and Information Technology Ministry has returned from a successful US tour to promote cooperation and investment in information technology.

Cairo metro drowns in debt, risks shutdown

Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017 | Amira Sayed Ahmed, Contributor

The Cairo metro system owes vast sums to electrical, water and maintenance companies, and this week's move to double the price of a ticket to about $0.11 a ride isn't enough to solve the debt problem.

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Amira Sayed Ahmed

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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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