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Mahraganat artists in Egypt are defining hip-hop culture, despite government crackdowns

Planet Hip Hop

Hip-hop has taken root in Egypt. Authorities are trying to suppress it. But the raw power of the music may be unstoppable. Yasmine el Rashidi, author of “Laughter in the Dark: Egypt to the Tune of Change,” tells host Marco Werman how young Egyptians are pushing hip-hop to the limit.

houseboats along the river

The Egyptian govt has begun demolishing Cairo’s iconic houseboats

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New exhibit shows how Islamic art influenced French luxury jewelry maker Cartier

President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi at a podium with an Egyptian flag behind him

Activists look to Congress after Biden requests military aid for Egypt without human rights conditions

Global Politics
A convoy of vehicles transporting royal mummies is seen in Cairo, April 3, 2021.

Mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and queens move to a new resting place in ‘Pharaohs’ Golden Parade’

Hosni Mubarak is shown in a close up photograph looking to his left with his chin resting on his hand.

Egypt’s Mubarak, ousted by popular revolt in 2011, dies aged 91

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years until he was ousted in a popular uprising against corruption and autocracy, died on Tuesday at the age of 91.

An anti-government protester hits by a tear gas canister during a protest march in Hong Kong, China, on Oct. 20, 2019.

Global protests gaining attention in financial markets

Forced fiscal loosening in a world already swamped with debt and heading into another downturn may unnerve creditors and bond holders, especially those holding government debt as an insurance against recession and a haven from volatility.

Mohammed Morsi, former president of Egypt, waved to his supporters after casting his vote at a polling station in a school in Al-Sharqya, 37 miles northeast of Cairo, on June 16, 2012.

Mohammed Morsi was an ‘accidental president’ whom protesters say failed to bring democracy to Egypt


For many Egyptians who protested during the Arab Spring, Mohammed Morsi never delivered on what they hoped to see happen in the country.

A man walks with a crowd at night with the Egyptian flag behind him.

Bestselling Egyptian author says he’s being sued for ‘insulting’ the government

Global Politics

The bestselling author of “The Yacoubian Building” has faced bans, backlash and now, a lawsuit in his homeland of Egypt.

A handout photo of Egyptian musician Ramy Essam

This Egyptian musician’s passport was revoked for his political songs. He still can’t wait to go home again.


Ramy Essam wrote a song in 2011 that became the anthem of the Tahrir Square protests. But fast-forward eight years and Essam is living in exile in Sweden making music protesting some of the very same things about the Egyptian government.