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.
The Egyptian government has opened an unusual pyramid to the public for the first time in decades. Its Antiquities Ministry also put on display a host of significant archaeological finds recently discovered in the area.
The holders and hosts are both out as Nigeria and South Africa pulled off big wins. Odion Ighalo was the star for Nigeria, who recovered to beat Cameroon, while a late Thembinkosi Lorch goal stunned Egypt in Cairo.
Prosecutors in Rome have put five members of Egypt's secret service under investigation for their role in the killing of student Guilio Regeni. The victim, a doctoral student, was abducted, tortured and killed in 2016.
Life is hard for girls on the outskirts of Cairo. Traditional values are strictly enforced, young women can feel like second-class citizens, it's unsafe on the streets, and poverty shrinks their horizons. Aid organization Plan International is trying to improve the lives of girls growing up in the Ezbat Khairallah slum by building their confidence and helping them challenge social norms.