cairo

The September Stories Issue

Nearly Two-Thirds of Egyptians Don't Use Formal Bank Accounts

Here's what many of them do instead.
Wael Fathi
9.18.17
Fast Food Week

With Few Healthy Options, Egyptians Often Turn to Fast Food

Egypt has the highest rate of adult obesity in the world, and on-demand delivery by both Western fast food chains and local alternatives is only adding to the epidemic.
Edmund Bower
7.27.17
egypt

Delivering Bread in Cairo Is a Balance of Life and Death

The handmade bread known as aish baladi is Egyptian staple. In Cairo, its ubiquity is made possible by the network of agalati—bread carriers—who risk their safety to deliver bread to restaurants, ful carts, and street stands.
Lorena Rios
4.4.17
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump eyes climate change skeptic Ryan Zinke as interior secretary, despair in Aleppo as ceasefire and evacuation plans fall apart, scientists say 2016 marks "unprecedented" warming in the Arctic, and more.
VICE Staff
12.14.16
News

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump angers China by questioning Taiwan policy, GOP senators want bipartisan probe into Russian election meddling, 'La La Land' wins big at the Critics' Choice Awards, and more.
VICE Staff
12.12.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Feds Accused of Profiling Muslim Americans in Pre-Election Terrorism Probe

Muslims from eight states said they were interviewed by the FBI about possible connections to al Qaeda in response to unconfirmed terror threats in the lead-up to Election Day.
Lauren Messman
11.7.16
Eid al Adha

Despite High Meat Prices, Cairo's Streets Still Run Red on Eid

During Eid al-Adha, freelance butchers spring up on every street and slit the throats of cows, goats, and sheep with production-line efficiency. But this year the butchers are also figures of resentment among Egyptians, thanks to sky-high meat prices.
Edmund Bower
9.14.16
beer

Drinking Alcohol Is Always an Open Secret in Egypt

Egypt has been brewing beer for 3,000 years, but the highly religious country still has an under-the-table relationship with alcohol. Even some members of the Muslim Brotherhood buy booze on the down-low.
Lorena Rios
8.19.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Black Muslims in Cleveland Are Bracing for Donald Trump

"What makes us nervous is that one of his supporters is going to do something crazy or extreme just to show their support for him."
Wilbert L. Cooper
6.15.16
Art

A Painted Message of Peace for Cairo's Garbage Collectors

Street artist eL Seed paints a diamond in a rough neighborhood.
Marina Garcia-Vasquez
4.5.16
thump news

Stream Mumdance's Latest Rinse FM Show, Featuring Egyptian Mahraganat Legend Islam Chipsy

The show also features an interview with Mahmoud Refat of 100 copies about the contemporary mahraganat scene in Cairo.
Alexander Iadarola
1.5.16
egypt

The Cairo Chef Who Helped Feed a Revolution

In a tiny alley in downtown Cairo sits Fas'hat Somaya, a small restaurant that's open a mere three hours a day. You'd never guess that its chef honed her skills by cooking for protesters on the front lines of the Egyptian Revolution.
Max Siegelbaum
1.2.16
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