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News Egypt » Social: Buying ‘likes’ on Facebook is ‘immoral’, Egypt’s top Muslim cleric declares

News channel or source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/04/17/buying-likes-on-facebook-is-immoral-egypts-top-muslim-cleric-declares/
Publication date: onday 16 April 2018

Their bailiwick now includes how Muslims should act on social media. This week, Egypt’s current grand mufti, Shawki Allam, ruled that buying “likes” on Facebook to falsely build up followers was “immoral” and “a fraud” — and hence ...

News Egypt » Social: Egypt’s top Islamic cleric is obsessed with stopping Facebook, one fatwa at a time

News channel or source: https://qz.com/1258007/egypts-facebook-fatwa-over-buying-likes-as-it-pushes-egyptface/
Publication date: Friday 20 April 2018

Ironically, posted on the top Islamic cleric’s own Facebook page, the fatwa fits within a larger pattern of Egypt taking aim at the social media giant and social media in general. The mufti says it is deceptive and contrary to the Prophet Muhammad’s ...

News Egypt » Social: Egypt: Looming Humanitarian Crisis in Sinai

News channel or source: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/23/egypt-looming-humanitarian-crisis-sinai
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

“The Egyptian army’s actions border on collective punishment ... official statements, media reports, and social media posts. Human Rights Watch concluded that if the current level of movement restrictions continues, it could lead to a wider ...

News Egypt » Social: Egypt's Top Cleric Issues Fatwa Against Buying Facebook Likes

News channel or source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/buying-facebook-likes-is-immoral-says-top-cleric/ar-AAw3nCx
Publication date: Wednesday 18 April 2018

Egypt's top authority on Islamic law has condemned the buying social media followers and likes, decrying the act as deceptive and religiously “immoral.” Shawki Allam, the North African country’s Grand Mufti, criticized the practice of purchasing ...

News Egypt » Social: How PFA Player of the Year Mohamed Salah became an inspiration to the young in Egypt

News channel or source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/04/23/pfa-player-year-mohamedsalah-became-inspiration-young-egypt/
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

YouTube channels set up by Egyptian fans dedicated to the Liverpool forward are instantly updated. Social media trending is determined by his latest exceptional deed. “Salah is a role model for young people. The good thing about him is that he started ...

News Egypt » Social: Swvl Raises $8M, Largest Series A Round for an Egyptian Tech Startup

News channel or source: https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/04/23/swvl-raises-8m-largest-series-a-round-for-an-egyptian-tech-startup/
Publication date: Sunday 22 April 2018

Seif Ghallab is an analyst at GlaxoSmithKline based in London. He is also the Founder of Take-Off Egypt, a social enterprise with a vision to eliminate nepotism in the Egyptian internship scene. He graduated with an Honors degree in Mechanical Engineering ...

News Egypt » Social: Being a soccer fan in Egypt is a risky, even deadly, passion

News channel or source: http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/sports/soccer-fan-egypt-risky-deadly-passion-article-1.3936385
Publication date: onday 16 April 2018

Additionally, hundreds of fans have been arrested over the years as the Ultras took part in violent protests, including one in 2013 that torched the headquarters of the Egyptian soccer federation and vandalized a police social club, and others marking the ...

News Egypt » Social: Why unbanked Egypt is ripe for a FinTech revolution

News channel or source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/why-unbanked-egypt-is-ripe-for-a-fintech-revolution/
Publication date: onday 16 April 2018

Home to nearly 100 million people, Egypt is the most populous nation in the Middle East ... Ismail highlights "peer-to-peer transfer, bill payments, microfinance, payroll, pensions, and social-security payments, merchant purchases, online purchases ...

News Egypt » Social: World Bank and Egypt Sign US$500 Million Project to Bring Learning Back to Public Schools

News channel or source: http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2018/04/21/world-bank-and-egypt-sign-us500-million-project-to-bring-learning-back-to-public-schools
Publication date: Saturday 21 April 2018

The World Bank finances programs and projects to help Egypt reduce poverty and boost shared prosperity. The focus of Bank support includes social safety nets, energy, transport, rural water and sanitation, irrigation, social housing, health care ...

News Egypt » Social: Egypt’s science-minded women show off their skills

News channel or source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/04/egyptian-women-show-off-science-skills.html
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2018

Rolled out nine years ago, FameLab supports the Egyptian government’s efforts to advance science and build a culture that understands and supports the positive role science plays in the economic and social well-being of a society. Although a man won the ...