Animal welfare advocates have long protested the treatment of camels at Cairo’s Barqash camel market, but this year Egyptian authorities are taking concrete steps to stop the abuse. The market is the scene of intense activity ahead of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha, when butchers come to buy camels from Sudan, Eritrea and Somalia. As Cairo photojournalist Hamada Elrasam explains, the crackdown on abuse included making arrests and installing surveillance cameras in the market.
Egypt has been working to diversify its sources of electricity, building wind, solar and nuclear plants, in addition to boosting traditional oil and gas-fired energy production in a bid to end chronic power shortages.
Researchers in Egypt say their country is especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change, pointing to the falling discharge levels and reduced crop yields in the historically fertile Nile River Delta. Among the biggest casualties have been people — farmers, who migration experts say are leaving their land in large numbers and going to the cities. Cairo videographer Hamada Elrasam has more.