Yousef Saba is a burgeoning, Arabic-speaking, American-trained, award-winning journalist who covers mainly political and economic news. Now writing for Reuters in Cairo, he graduated with Bachelor's degrees in journalism and international politics from the Pennsylvania State University in May 2016.


As an Egyptian, he has been exposed to politics his entire life, and has developed a deep passion for the subject. He previously served as chief copy editor at Daily News Egypt and interned at Politico. He won a Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award for his reporting on the refugee crisis from Lesbos, Greece.

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Egyptian transport start-up Swvl targets expansion in Africa, Asia

Egyptian transport technology start-up Swvl will expand into two cities in Pakistan in the next two weeks and begin operations in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos before the end of the year, its chief executive told Reuters.

Despite rosy economic data, Egyptians complain of harder living

Economists and investment banks say Egypt’s economic reforms have been a huge success. Zeinab doesn’t think so.

Egypt overhauling tax procedures to lure investors: finance minister

Egypt hopes to boost feeble foreign direct investment (FDI) by automating and simplifying customs and tax processes, Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said on Monday, acknowledging that much still needed to be done.

Egypt's central bank cuts rates by 150 bps after inflation slows

Egypt’s central bank on Thursday cut the overnight deposit rate by 150 basis points to 14.25%, its first cut since February, after July inflation figures came in significantly below expectations.

Rights groups criticize U.N.decision to hold conference on torture in Egypt

Human rights activists on Thursday criticized a United Nations decision to hold a conference in Cairo on torture with an Egyptian state organization.

Despite need for Sinai funds, Egypt unlikely to join Kushner plan

A U.S.-proposed $9 billion aid package could tempt Egypt with long-sought financing to transform its strife-torn Sinai peninsula, but analysts say political risks are likely to outweigh any potential financial benefit.

Sudan restricts social media access to counter protest movement

Sudanese authorities are blocking access to popular social media platforms used to organize and broadcast nationwide anti-government protests triggered by an economic crisis, internet users say.

Egypt fans bitter as unloved team crash out of African Cup

Egyptian football fans reacted with anger and sorrow on Sunday after the host team tumbled out of the Africa Cup of Nations in the second round following a lacklustre run marred by a controversy over alleged sexual harassment.m about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience's attention...

Egyptians put the brakes on new car purchases in push for lower prices

A campaign calling on Egyptians to stop buying new cars to curb price rises has dented sales, but supporters say values must fall further before cash-strapped customers can return to the forecourts.

Crisis on Greek Shores: An Arab's Perspective

Yousef and his partner Laura Barbosa spent a night shadowing two rescue volunteers and experienced first-hand the arrival of refugees on dinghies to the island of Lesbos, Greece, in this Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award-winning story.

Will Trump move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem?

In what could be Trump's most contentious foreign policy decision, Yousef and his colleague Andrew Hanna examine - through experts - the far-reaching implications of such a move, which many of Trump's predecessors promised to carry out but ultimately shied away from.

The Journey

Yousef co-anchored this Mid-Atlantic Emmy Award-winning special documentary about the refugee crisis in Greece. A team of student journalists from Penn State University's College of Communications traveled to Athens and Lesbos in March 2016 to see the migrant crisis firsthand and to bring viewers the stories of the refugees' journey.

Trump inspires Muslim-American women to launch a PAC

Ghazala Khan, the mother of a fallen soldier whose family has clashed with Donald Trump, joined around 20 other Muslim women on Tuesday to launch a political action committee aimed at driving U.S. Muslims to vote.

Pope’s Visit Stirs Painful Memories for Former Priest

Robert Hoatson, an abuse victim and former Catholic priest, shared some strong feelings during the Pope's visit to Philadelphia about the church's abuse scandals. Yousef spoke with him and others about the issue.

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