Egypt’s culture digest July 16: Search for Marina whale continues for 11th day in row; cleaning campaign kicks off in Kafr el-Sheikh
Video captured by Youm7 reader, Hassan Tayseer Friday July 8, 2016, spotting a whale swimming near Marbella Village beach in North Coast.

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Environment Min. resumes search for Marina whale for 11th day in row

Environment Ministry continues its search for a fin whale that recently appeared in Marina town in North Coast, saying a team resumes search efforts in the area Saturday for the 11th day in a row, Youm7 reported.

Mohamed el-Essawy, director of northern district Protectorates, told Youm7 that the team has not received any reports from citizens spotting the whale over the past few days.


“My Beautiful Country” cleaning campaign launches in Kafr el-Sheikh  

A cleaning campaign called “My Beautiful Country” has launched in Fooh city in Delta’s Kafr el-Sheikh governorate to clean streets, paint school fences, and afforesting around government facilities buildings, reported Youm7.


Farmers fear locusts outbreak

A number of famers in El-Naqra Village in Aswan, south of Cairo, voiced their concerns after locusts plague appeared in Toshka area and Nasser Lake in south of Aswan, according to Youm7.

The farmers called for swift response by the government to prevent any damages to their crops.

However, the General Director of Aswan Agricultural directorate Mohamed Gamal re-assured farmers Friday saying that the locusts impose no dangers on Toshka plantations, noting that an agricultural team is expected to end these swarms within hours.


Interested in learning caricature? Check this event

El-Sennary Archaeological House in Cairo’s Sayeda Zeinab district will organize Sunday, July 24 a workshop to teach youth how draw caricature.

The workshop is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m.


July 21: Omar Khairat gives concert at CICC

Musician Omar Khairat will give a concert at the Cairo International Conference Center (CICC) on Thursday, July 21, according to De Cairo website.

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