A thunderous ovation emanates from a small space in downtown Cairo as the oriental rhythms of the Mazaher Zaar, a traditionally religious ritual, which originated in Ethiopia and in time, spread to North and East Africa.
It has been popular among Egyptians and tourists alike.
The performance venue, known simply as Makan, (Arabic for "place") is located in the Egyptian Center of Culture and Art (ECCA) in Downtown Cairo. The musical troupe, Mazaher, perform there every Wednesday.
Salafi presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail stormed out of an on-campus lecture hosted by the Model Council of Ministers last Wednesday, claiming he was repeatedly interrupted for questions by the moderator.
An AUC student narrowly avoided serious injury during a carjacking in October 6 City last week.
The 25 year-old Science and Environmental Engineering Masters student, who requested anonymity, said that she was driving to her workplace at the Nestle branch in October 6 City through Tareeq el Wahat Road. She slowed down as she reached a speed bump.
"All of a sudden, I was rammed in the rear by an old green Chevrolet occupied by two male passengers," the AUCian told The Caravan.
The strike that brought AUC to a standstill last week has been put on hold as protesters and the Administration agreed on concessions this afternoon, Student Union Vice-President Ahmed Ezzat said.
Ezzat said President Lisa Anderson would send two emails, one tonight that promises to meet "75 percent" of the security, landscaping and custodial staff's demands and another tomorrow at 9am addressing the short and long-term demands of students.
Both emails are expected to provide a time frame for when the demands will be met.
The Caravan sat down with former Egyptian ambassador to the US, and current Dean of the school of Global Affairs and Public Policy, Nabil Fahmy, who shared his thoughts on the impact of 9/11 and its effects on US foreign policy in the region.