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Thanaweyya Amma Dynamics exam leaked on social media: Education Ministry

Egypt’s Ministry of Education and Technical Education has revealed that some social media accounts circulated questions from Wednesday’s Dynamics exam in the Thanaweyya Amma (high school-leaving). The ministry has tracked a student in Qena governorate who was involved in leaking the exam. It has also detected three cases of cheating in the Dynamics exam, including …

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A general view of the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) in Cairo August 18, 2013. Egypt's stock market fell sharply on Sunday as it resumed trading after hundreds of people were killed in a crackdown by the army-backed government on supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Banks and the stock market reopened for the first time since Wednesday's carnage, with shares rapidly falling 2.5 percent.

Newly elected board of Egyptian Exchange announced

The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) announced, on Thursday, its new board of directors, consisting of 5 members who won in the internal election that took place on Wednesday. The new board (2021-2025) included Hashem El-Sayed, Ahmed Abu El-Saad, Rania Yaqoub, Shawkat El-Maraghi, and Dalia El-Sawah. According to the EGX statement, the total turnout in the election …

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Approved COVID-19 vaccines effective against Delta mutation: WHO

All vaccines against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) are effective, even against the Delta mutation, according to Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean.   Speaking at a virtual press conference on Wednesday, Al-Mandhari outlined the latest developments in the pandemic, the conditions of the mutations, as …

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Egyptian e-commerce platform MaxAB receives $40m in first funding round

The Cairo-based B2B e-commerce platform, MaxAB, has announced that it has secured $40m in its first funding round. The funding round was led by the RMBV Fund, an impact investor focused on North Africa, MaxAB announced in a statement on Monday. The deal also included the participation of: the International Finance Corporation (IFC); Floish Ventures; …

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Egypt’s Al-Qubba Palace will host 4th National Expo 2021 on 9-11 July

Egypt’s Al-Qubba Presidential Palace will host the fourth edition of the a major real estate event, The National Expo 2021, for the first time in Egypt from 9-11 July. The event has been organised by a consortium of three leading real estate marketing and exhibitions companies, including: the National Exhibition Company, headed by Moataz Askar …

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Egypt to celebrate 100th foundation anniversary of Sayed Darwish Theater

Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem will launch a major artistic celebration celebrating the 100th anniversary marking the establishment of the Sayed Darwish Theater in Alexandria. The celebratory activities, organised by the Egyptian Opera House, will kick off on 4 July at the Alexandria Opera House, and will run for four days until 8 …

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