Four Egyptian leaders
North Africa

History of Egypt Part 4

The Suez conflict of 1956 Four Egyptian leaders: President Gamal Abdel Nasser, Vice President Anwar Sadat, ASU leader Ali Sabri and Vice President Hussein el-Shafei in Alexandria, 1968. The first Aswan Dam, a dam of the Nile far south in Egypt, was built in 1902, and one of the military regime’s first decisions after the […]

Old Abdel Nasser
North Africa

History of Egypt Part 3

In 1952, King Farouk was overthrown by the military, after which Egypt became a republic the following year. An agreement with the United Kingdom in 1936 formally ended the British occupation of the country, but gave British forces access to the Channel Zone (Suez Canal) for another 20 years. During World War II, Egypt became […]

North Africa

Cairo Hotels

Cairo has 5-star hotels, modest guesthouses and more recently a number of boutique hotels. Hotels with a view of the Nile are particularly lucrative, but the prices are also higher there.┬áSeveral international hotel chains have located their houses at the pyramids of Giza, but booking there only makes sense if you have a view of […]