• Climate change threatens African coastal cities

    As global climate change becomes an increasing reality, a study has warned that African coastal cities are particularly vulnerable, especially to flooding. Global flood damage could cost up to $1 trillion per year for coastal cities; developing countries will bear the worst of the cost. The most vulnerable African cities include Abidjan, Algiers and Alexandria.  […]

  • National train driver strike paralyses Egyptian transport system

    In Egypt, the largest train driver strike in almost 30 years has crippled national transport services. Beginning Saturday night, strikers caused trains to stop running from three key cities  — Cairo, the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria and Tanta in the Nile Delta — immobilising the network nationwide. As of Monday, nearly 1,100 train trips had been […]

  • Egyptians defy emergency law

    Egyptian protesters defied a nighttime curfew in restive towns along the Suez Canal, attacking police stations and ignoring emergency rule imposed by Islamist President Mohamed Mursi to end days of clashes that have killed at least 52 people. At least two men died in overnight fighting in the canal city of Port Said in the […]

  • Egypt: Protests mark 2nd revolution anniversary

    Aswat Masriya reports on demonstrators’ activities, in “Scuffles between protesters, security forces in downtown Cairo.” A live newsfeed from The Guardian keeps one updated with the current situation in Cairo. Sky News LIVE shares a multimedia report on the reaction of Egyptian citizens towards the revolution’s anniversary. “Clashes in Egypt on eve of uprising anniversary,” by Agence […]

  • Demonstrators clash with police in Alexandria

    Dozens of people have been arrested following clashes outside a court in Alexandria where police officers were on trial for the killing of protesters during the January 25 Revolution. Fighting erupted on Sunday between protesters and security forces after the trial judges announced they would step down just one day before they were due to […]

  • Building collapses in Alexandria

    Twenty-three people were killed and eleven were injured on Wednesday morning when an eight-story building collapsed in Alexandria. Rescue efforts are ongoing as an official expects more bodies to be found under the rubble of the collapsed building of 24 flats. According to the governor, the East Alexandria building that collapsed during the early hours […]

  • Clashes in Egyptian cities reveal ongoing divisions

    Egyptian police have fired tear gas as supporters of President Mohamed Morsi clashed with opposition activists besieging a mosque in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Friday night’s clashes come just hours before voting is to start around the country on a divisive new constitution. The protests started after a Muslim cleric appealed for support for […]