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Mada Masr is an independent Egyptian online newspaper, founded in June 2013, with content in Arabic and English.

Egypt

Now Is A Very Bad Time To Be Pregnant In Egypt

The pandemic is putting the squeeze on hospitals and clinics, and making things particularly diff...

Egypt

Why A Total Ban On Wildlife Trade Could Make Matters Worse

An outright ban on wildlife trade may exacerbate the situation. Could carefully controlling these...

Italy

Trump To Bolsonaro To Salvini: A Populist Aversion To Face Masks

MILAN — In our pandemic times, face masks are politics. Last Thursday, the debate arrived with fury at the Culture Commission of the Italian parliament. "I won't be gagged and I won't wear ...

Egypt

In Egypt, A Scramble To Keep Factory Workers Safe

From schedule changes and face shields to full operational shutdowns, the pandemic has directly i...

Egypt

Tingling And Numbness: What A Pandemic Does To Human Touch

A reflection from Egypt, where a culture of warmth and feeling is suddenly shut down.

Egypt

The Pandemic's Lose-Lose Impact On Egypt's Private Schools

Egyptian students won't attend in-person classes again until September. In the case of most priva...

Egypt

Exposed And Expendable: Tough Times For Egypt's Delivery Drivers

CAIRO — Like many other laborers, delivery workers are not able to practice social distancing during the novel coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the service they provide helps protect ...

Mexico

How Criminals Exploit A Coronavirus World

With a large chunk of the world's population forced still to stay at home, local communities and entire nations are recording steep drops in overall crime rates. Burglars are generally less ...