Cairo

 
The shame of being a South African in the rest of Africa
The shame of being a South African in the rest of Africa
My first major story as a foreign correspondent was Egypt’s Arab Spring. I arrived in Tahrir Square in Cairo early on 2 February 2011, which is...
Flattering boos for Bafana Bafana
Flattering boos for Bafana Bafana
The legacy of Bafana Bafana at Afcon 2019 is complicated.
​South Africa 1-2 Nigeria: Bafana dance to West African tune
​South Africa 1-2 Nigeria: Bafana dance to West African tune
Cairo — Bafana Bafana are out of the African Cup of Nations. Confronting that fact doesn't feel all that difficult.
Salah and Egypt score own goal supporting Warda
Salah and Egypt score own goal supporting Warda
It’s difficult to escape his warm and arresting smile, which is plastered all over Egypt’s capital city. The only other person who has that...
Afcon, a tool to clean Egypt and the CAF’s images
Afcon, a tool to clean Egypt and the CAF’s images
“Welcome to Egypt,” the last security guard to grope me before I entered Cairo International Stadium said, half embarrassed and half earnest....
Egypt parliament votes to extend Sisi rule
Egypt parliament votes to extend Sisi rule
Egypt's parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved constitutional amendments allowing general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in...
Sisi, Egypt's undisputed leader
Sisi, Egypt's undisputed leader
Egypt's general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who could stay in power until 2030 is an autocrat for some and symbol of stability for...
Gearing Africa's cities for the future
Gearing Africa's cities for the future
The rapid expansion of Africa’s cities over the past decades has meant an increasing demand for infrastructure, service delivery and jobs. At the...
Army policemen killed near Cairo
Army policemen killed near Cairo
 Unidentified gunmen opened fire on an army police checkpoint on the outskirts of Cairo on Saturday, killing six officers, Egyptian state TV...
Gaza: Stranded SA delegation allowed safe passage into Cairo
Gaza: Stranded SA delegation allowed safe passage into Cairo
A South African delegation in Gaza, which was stranded at the closed Rafah crossing at the Egyptian border this week, has been allowed safe passage...
Pro-Morsi students storm Cairo university
Pro-Morsi students storm Cairo university
The students stormed the administrative offices of a state-run university in Cairo on Wednesday, prompting its president to ask for police...