Menna A. Farouk

Members of the Zuweil City Solar Car Team and their car at the Global Hybrid-Electric Challenge, Soma Bay, Egypt. Posted May 6, 2016.  (photo by Facebook/ZcSolarCar)

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Solar car race shines light on renewable energy in Egypt

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

For the first time, the United Solar Challenge was held in Egypt as innovators and engineers race solar-powered cars and try to spark interest in renewable energy sources.

Cairo film festival seeks to empower female filmmakers

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

The Cairo International Women’s Film Festival is in its 10th year and celebrates the cinematic work of Egyptian and international female filmmakers.

Egypt puts off collection of hotels’ debts to boost tourism

Monday, Mar. 13, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

To salvage its ailing tourism sector, the Egyptian government has extended the grace period for the country’s hotels to pay all financial dues and debts.

Can 'uber for horses' stir up tourism in ancient Egyptian city?

Friday, Mar. 3, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

In an attempt to revive the ailing tourism industry, Egypt's government is trying out-of-the-box ideas, such as a ride-hailing app for horse carriages.

Cinema lovers campaign to reopen theaters in Upper Egypt

Wednesday, Mar. 1, 2017 | Menna A. Farouk, Contributor

Egyptians have created a social media campaign calling on the government to bring cinemas back to conservative Upper Egypt.

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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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