03 mai 2002

The French in Egypt do not want to relive a electoral September 11th

Sunday April 22, before midnight, an earthquake struck France ... An earthquake that has not demolished the houses, or cause loss of human life, but has undermined the political and democratic life in the country: The leader of the far-right Jean-Marie Le Pen is qualified for the second round of the presidential ... A kind og electoral September 11th.The French are living a nightmare that will work them until Sunday, May 5 ... Decision's Day... Will they block the way to the far-right or they will continue their electoral... [Lire la suite]
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22 février 2002

The situation in Afghanistan has not changed despite the international support

"The situation in Afghanistan has not changed despite the international support to the interim government led by Hamed Karzai", said Julien Bousac, responsible for the Middle East programs in "Médecins du monde". Bousac indicates that the work of humanitarian organizations in Afghanistan still faces many difficulties even after the fall of Taliban's regime. "Security is not yet stable because of ethnic conflicts, particularly in eastern areas of the country", he says. Bousac criticized the... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2000

The conquest of the desert

Examples of the policy of conquering the desert in Egypt, the projects of Touchka and east of al-Owaynat in Upper Egypt appear as a response, but opinions are divided on how to achieve them.At the south of Lake Nasser, and thirty years after the construction of Aswan Dam, Touchka is presented as the "safety valve" of Egypt by the authorities. The project of Touchka would multiply by four the inhabited area of the country from 5% to 25% of the land of Egypt. But if it is a real economic development plan to retain the... [Lire la suite]
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15 février 2000

Legislative elections : Judges supervise the voting process

For the first time in seven years in Egypt, a bill submitted by the Opposition is approved by a parliamentary committeeA committee of the People's Assembly approved in early February a bill submitted by the Opposition. According to the bill, the judges will be responsible for overseeing the voting at polling stations during parliamentary elections, to combat electoral fraud. The Department of Justice would replace that of the Interior for the control of elections in November.The leader of the left party "al-Tagamu" (The... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 1999

Touchka ... "The Second Nile that will allow to Egyptians out of the narrow valley

"The Touchka project is the safety valve for Egypt." Thus, the French magazine "Jeune Afrique" described the project which they consider a real plan for economic development and allow the Egyptians out of the narrow valley . A project to house seven million people who populate the banks of the "Second Nile of Egypt.According to the magazine, a French expert said he knew that the project would be provided with a real political will. "President Hosni Mubarak himself is committed to the project", he... [Lire la suite]
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28 juin 1999

Africa floats on a sea of oil and gas

The oil business is no shortage of rapid change. A few years ago, we never stopped talking about the Caspian Sea, which contains significant oil reserves, as a replacement for the Gulf Arab oil rich fields.However, the global oil industry has recently begun to refer to Africa and its oil reserves that far exceed those of the Caspian Sea. The geological and technological development and progress of offshore drilling to a depth of more than 400 meters below the water surface have revealed many surprises.The figures show that Africa... [Lire la suite]
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07 juin 1999

Obasanjo faces serious challenges in Nigeria

On his arrival in power in Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, received in his hands a country in a devastating situation: huge debts, high rates of poverty, ethnic conflicts and grave economic situation in his country, which was ranked, in the 70s, among the thirty richest countries of the world, and today one of the poorest countries. It’s enough to know what was announced by the Conference of the fight against poverty, which took place last January in the Nigerian capital Abuja: 60% of the population lives below the poverty line, while... [Lire la suite]
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26 avril 1999

Renault-Nissan Alliance: crazy gamble to create the fourth largest automaker in the world

Although a month has elapsed since the announcement of the alliance between French automaker "Renault" and his Japanese counterpart "Nissan", the agreement is still in the center of talks in the industrial and economic world. The Alliance has not made so clear. The circumstances of its conclusion were vague and the positive or negative effects of such an agreement are not yet calculated. The operation is described as "crazy gamble" by officials from Renault themselves. Renault began its alliance plan... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 1999

A year after the Luxor attack: what is the situation of the tourism sector?

In 1996 and 1997, the number of tourists in Egypt ranged between 3 and 3,5 million per year. A figure that does not satisfy the Ministry of Tourism and workers in this sector, who had a hope that this number reaches the 5 million tourists in 1998.However, the terrorist attack which took place in Tahrir Square In Cairo, the one happened in Luxor, took away all hope and sharply hit the tourism industry: The occupancy rate of hotel rooms has dropped to 0%. This resulted in the closure of many tourist enterprises for periods ranging... [Lire la suite]
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