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Cairo lantern-maker champions old craft against Chinese imports
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Cairo lantern-maker champions old craft against Chinese imports

An Egyptian artisan who makes the traditional lanterns that adorn Middle Eastern streets during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan…
Ramadan lantern prices rise by 60%: Chamber of Commerce
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Ramadan lantern prices rise by 60%: Chamber of Commerce

The prices of locally-made Ramadan lanterns rose by 60 percent compared to last year, Chairman of the Toys Division in…
A festival of fun: Islamic Cairo comes alive at Ramadan
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A festival of fun: Islamic Cairo comes alive at Ramadan

In Cairo the essence of Ramadan is tangible in the air and it seems that the rhythm of the city…
Ramadan lanterns: the good, the bad and the downright ugly
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Ramadan lanterns: the good, the bad and the downright ugly

In the run up to Ramadan, Cairo’s streets are always alive with Muslims making preparations for the holy month and…
Lantern manufacturer: Chinese lanterns cannot compete
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Lantern manufacturer: Chinese lanterns cannot compete

Despite his young age, Ibrahim Ahmed Abul Nour, aged 25, has become one of the well-known Ramadan lantern manufacturers in…
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