Rami Galal

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Egypt contemplates doing away with printed textbooks

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 | Rami Galal, Contributor

A proposal to end the production of free textbooks and make better versions available in an electronic format poses a threat to the state-owned publishing houses that rely on this work.

Egypt's Al-Azhar to open classes for female students in branch campus

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 | Rami Galal, Contributor

The announcement by the Assiut campus of Al-Azhar University to create all-female classes inspired both accolades and complaints from lawmakers and religious scholars.

Egypt's small farmers left in the dust by Sisi's agricultural project

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017 | Rami Galal, Contributor

The first round of the 1.5 Million Feddan Project, launched by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to fight unemployment through sustainable agriculture, stirred angry reactions from small farmers who only received 1% of the lands, while the rest was allocated to big companies.

Cairo's rich asked to sort waste at home

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 | Rami Galal, Contributor

The Egyptian state is trying out a new initiative in Cairo’s well-off neighborhood of Heliopolis, whereby kiosks would buy presorted trash from citizens and then sell it to recycling factories.

Egyptian court contradicts church over Jerusalem pilgrimage ban

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 | Rami Galal, Contributor

An Egyptian court issued a ruling whereby Christian employees are allowed a one-month paid vacation to make pilgrimage to Jerusalem, which some see as normalizing relations with Israel.

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Rami Galal is a contributor for Al-Monitor’s Egypt Pulse and works as an investigative reporter for the Rosa el-Youssef website. On Twitter: @ramiglal

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