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Egypt builds upon its outsourcing growth

The local cost advantage is an important factor: labour, land and power are all affordable by international standards. But while workers’ wages are relatively low, the skills base is strong. As well as native Arabic, English is widespread.

Daily News Egypt

Denting youth unemployment through agriculture in Africa

By Busani Bafana Agriculture is not glamourous. It suffers from entrenched negative perceptions. In the minds of many African youths, a farmer is someone like their parents, doing backbreaking labour in the fields and getting little to show for it. Nonetheless, agriculture is the engine driving many African economies. If it were to get the …

Daily News Egypt

South Africa’s youth employment bill

In May of 2012, a violent clash erupted between protesters and the opposition. Although this sounds like a fairly common news report from Egypt these days, the incident in fact took place in South Africa. The Democratic Alliance (DA), the main opposition to the ruling African National Congress (ANC), took to the streets to march …

Iris Boutros

The selfish heartless argument for keeping Syrians in Egypt

Dear Egyptian readers: This article will not try to garner your sympathy over the plight and horror that Syrian refugees face in Egypt. It will not try to appeal to your humanity by informing you of the horrible conditions under which they live here, the random arrests they face or the horror that awaits them …

Mahmoud Salem

German tourist bookings expected to burgeon

Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou met German travel agents to promote Egypt as a tourist destination at a workshop in Al-Gouna resort on Saturday. Zaazou told attendees that tourism is one of the country’s top priorities and a vital source of foreign currency and employment opportunities. Up to 25 German tourism companies participated in the …

Islam Serour

Education financing solutions surface as academic year approaches

By WaleedAbd El-Azeem This year Ramadan coincided with academic preparations for the new semester, as students apply for private universities and schools. Banks are trying to seize the opportunity by offering financing solutions for tuition. The United Bank is at the top if the list of banks offering education loans, with an upper limit of …

Daily News Egypt

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