Salma Islam is a British journalist who has been based in Cairo since 2013. She focuses mainly on Egyptian politics, culture and society. Salma has a background in British politics, and was a political consultant in London before moving to Egypt.
Conflict & Justice
Egypt's "second revolution" unleashed a fierce crackdown which is showing no signs of slowing down. Here's now it happened.
For many, TV host Khairi Ramadan’s arrest signals quite how extreme the campaign against the media has become in the lead up to next week’s presidential elections, where the authorities are using charges of “fake news” to tighten censorship, the Committee to Protect Journalists has warned.
The new museum, roughly the size of 10 soccer fields, will allow more of Egypt's antiquities to be displayed in better conditions than ever before. And they'll be closer to where some of them were buried.
Less than two months before Egyptians head to the polls, President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi looks assured of victory as his main rivals were arrested or intimidated out of the race ahead of the registration deadline for would-be candidates — leaving Sisi with only one opponent: an ardent supporter.
Tourism in Egypt collapsed after the Arab Spring. It's finally showing signs of revival.
In Egypt, numerous bars and restaurants that target an affluent clientele have some sort of veil ban in place — that includes headscarves like the hijab or other forms of Islamic headdress as well as the niqab where only a woman’s eyes can be seen.
Mohamed Zaree has won the Martin Ennals Award announced in Geneva, but Egypt wouldn't let him leave the country to receive it.
Nubians are the descendants of an ancient African civilization and they were marching for the right to return to their ancestral homeland of Nubia.
Nubians are descendants of an ancient African civilization as old as Egypt itself. Their historical homeland, Nubia, stretches along the Nile covering present-day southern Egypt and northern Sudan.
Observers say it's a sign of President Sisi's weakening support. But Egyptian journalists are feeling more at risk than ever.