Menna A. Farouk

Nadia Abdu, who became the country's first-ever female governor, sits with the military commander for the Northern Region. Posted Feb. 21, 2017. (photo by Facebook/elbehera)

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Egypt’s first-ever female governor marches to a different drummer

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

In a move that broke with a long-standing tradition of appointing retired military or police officers as governors, Nadia Abdu was named governor of Egypt's Beheira governorate.

Egypt turns to Japanese model to reform education

Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

Egypt, whose educational system is seen as widely lacking, is seeking to invigorate its school system by adopting aspects of the Japanese whole child educational model.

Egypt's publishers hope book fair can boost slumping sales

Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

The high number of visitors to the Cairo Book Fair, the second largest of its kind in the world, came as a pleasant surprise.

Can new Russian Consulate boost tourism in Egypt's Hurghada?

Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

The Egyptian tourism sector is looking to Russia to boost the industry after a major decline following a Russian plane crash in 2015.

Questions surround Egypt's plan to scrap subsidies for cash transfers

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

Egyptian officials hope direct cash payments to the poor will be more efficient than current subsidies, but an economist wonders whether the nation has the necessary database for such a project to work.

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Menna A. Farouk

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Menna A. Farouk is an Egyptian journalist who has been writing about social, political and cultural issues in Egypt since 2013. She is an editor at The Egyptian Gazette newspaper. Farouk has covered stories about the unrest that followed the January 2011 revolution, press freedom, immigration and religious reforms. On Twitter: @MennaFarouk91

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