The country with twice as many pyramids as Egypt: Exploring the forgotten tombs of Sudan | The Independent

Sudan has more than twice the number of pyramids you’ll find in Egypt. I know – I couldn’t believe it either. Which is why I had to see for myself. Sure, mention Sudan and most travellers will admit to dismissing it as a war-torn stretch of bland desert – plagued by the genocide and refugee crisis in Darfur and the ongoing civil war in the new Republic of South Sudan following a north-south split in 2011.

Source: The country with twice as many pyramids as Egypt: Exploring the forgotten tombs of Sudan | The Independent

Video: Princess Diana’s dresses showcased 20 years after her death | Egypt Independent

Gowns worn by Princess Diana for everything from meeting diplomats to dancing with movie stars feature in an exhibition celebrating the fashion of one of Britain’s favorite royals, which opens in London this week.The collection of 25 dresses will be displayed from Friday for the rest of the year in Kensington Palace, where she lived for over 15

Source: Video: Princess Diana’s dresses showcased 20 years after her death | Egypt Independent

73 tourists evacuated from boat in Aswan due to engine malfunction | Egypt Independent

Tourists were evacucated from a touristic boat by Aswan security services on Thursday, after smoke was discovered coming from the engine room.Major General Magdy Moussa, Aswan’a security chief, was notified by the security in charge of securing tourist ships in Edfu harbor that dense smoke was being expelled from one of the ferries.Ci

Source: 73 tourists evacuated from boat in Aswan due to engine malfunction | Egypt Independent

Egypt’s heaviest woman loses 40 kg and improves in India, report | Egypt Independent

The world’s heaviest woman, Eman Ahmed from Egypt, lost 40 kg since admitted to an Indian hospital over a week ago, and is now able to move her limbs and hands, the Indian newspaper The Asian Age reported on Monday.Ahmed, 36, has been admitted to Saifee Hospital in Mumbai on Sunday 11 February to undergo weight-reduction bariatric surgery by Dr

Source: Egypt’s heaviest woman loses 40 kg and improves in India, report | Egypt Independent

Messi’s Egypt visit for Hepatitis C campaign to be streamed live on Twitter | Egypt Independent

Starting today, the social networking website Twitter will promote a medical tourism campaign in Egypt, in which Barcelona FC football superstar Lionel Messi and Juventus footballer Dani Alves will also participate. Twitter announced the partnership on Tuesday with the Egyptian medical tourism campaign for treatment in Egypt.

Source: Messi’s Egypt visit for Hepatitis C campaign to be streamed live on Twitter | Egypt Independent

UK plans to increase investment in Egypt: ambassador | Egypt Independent

The UK is keen to increase its investment in Egypt in the coming period, British ambassador to Cairo John Casson said on Tuesday in a meeting with Investment and International Cooperation Minister Sahar Nasr at the ministry headquarters. He added that 2017 would demonstrate the UK’s commitment toward deepening economic cooperation with Egy

Source: UK plans to increase investment in Egypt: ambassador | Egypt Independent

Ramadan to start on May 27: research institute | Egypt Independent

The holy month of Ramadan for the hijri year 1438 will come on May 27, according to Hatem Ouda, the head of the National Research Institute for Astronomy and Geophysics.Speaking to the official MENA news agency on Thursday, Ouda said that the new moon, which marks the beginning of Ramadan, will not be sighted on Friday May 26, which will be the las

Source: Ramadan to start on May 27: research institute | Egypt Independent

Cairo and Alexandria among top 10 African cities for quality of life: Swiss survey | Egypt Independent

Cairo and Alexandria were among the top 10 African cities for quality of life, according to a recent Swiss survey published this week.The survey took into consideration 100 of the continent’s capitals and major urban centers and based its quality of life criteria on social and living conditions, infrastructure, governance and environment.The

Source: Cairo and Alexandria among top 10 African cities for quality of life: Swiss survey | Egypt Independent