Looking at Egypt’s first female mayor

Eva Habil, a 53 year-old Christian lawyer, became Egypt's first female mayor on December 14, representing Komboha, a rural town in the south with a Coptic majority community. Habil (pictured left), whose father was mayor of Komboha, beat out five male candidates, including her younger brother. Why mention she’s Christian? Well, because in this same story, a niqabi who came out to congratulate Habil was asked if she’d ever pursue politics. She didn’t even have time to answer before her husband sa … [Read more...]