An Egyptian court has thrown out a lawsuit filed by residents of Warraq Island demanding that the Egyptian government compensate them for expropriating their lands.
Egypt starts development of Warraq Island by constructing residential towers
Al-Masry Al-Youm has gotten a first-hand look at the development work and construction at al-Warraq Island.
Egypt: Police arrest seven people protesting home demolitions in strategic Nile island
Egyptian security forces detained seven people on Monday from the Warraq Island on the Nile river in the Giza Governorate, following protests against government plans to remove residents from their homes and make way for a set of development projects.
Demolition deadline about to pass for Cairo’s historic houseboats
Egypt’s historic houseboats have lined parts of the River Nile’s banks in Cairo for generations. In their more glamorous days, they played host to some of the city’s most important political and cultural chapters.
Nile houseboat evictions proceed despite opposition, as government eyes commercial expansion along river
With an eye on profitable river traffic and utilities, the government has begun this week to forcibly evict residents and owners of houseboats docking along the Nile’s banks in the Kit Kat area of Giza.
Egypt: Authorities begin removing Cairo’s iconic Nile houseboats
Egyptian authorities have started removing dozens of Cairo’s iconic houseboats floating near the banks of the River Nile amid protests from residents.
Security forces use tear gas to disperse sit-in at Universal Appliances spurred by worker suicide
Central Security Forces used tear gas to disperse a sit-in staged by thousands of workers at the 6th of October City industrial zone site of the Universal for Electrical Appliances on Tuesday morning.
After homes confiscated, Giza residents take legal action against prime minister
Forty-one residents of Nazlet al-Semman, a neighborhood adjacent to the Giza pyramids complex, are trying to take the government to court for ordering the expropriation of their houses, lawyer Mohamed Abu Saleeb told Mada Masr.
Amid plan to redevelop Nazlet al-Semman, evictions without warning for residents of low-income neighborhood
After finishing a day of work as a Giza tour guide under the blazing August sun, Sayed Omar* returned to his neighborhood, Sin al-Agouz in Nazlet al-Semman, to find his house, along with dozens of others, had been reduced to rubble.
Controversial Egyptian slum removal mars Giza Plateau upgrade
Egyptian authorities have started relocating the residents of a sprawling slum near the Giza Plateau to a new housing community, drawing a lot of criticism but also giving insight into the ongoing upgrade of one of the most important sites on Egypt’s tourist map.