Cairo was founded in the 10th century close to where the ancient city of Memphis once stood. Today, it is one of the world's most densely populated cities at 7.8 million inhabitants.
Cairo is the capital of Egypt and the gateway to the Nile River delta. Since the latter half the 20th century, urban sprawl and political turmoil have left an imprint on the metropolis. Cairo became a flashpoint of Arab Spring protests in 2011. This is a collection of DW's latest content on Cairo.
Pope Francis is hoping to revive Muslim-Christian dialogue and show solidarity with the Coptic community during a visit to Cairo. The Egyptian government is using the trip to polish its image. Martin Gehlen reports.
Egyptian authorities have raided and shuttered the Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture in Cairo. The center had documented alleged human rights abuses and treated torture victims.