06 avril 2011

Qadhafi gave a false impression about prosperity in Libya

Who hears about the volume of oil production in Libya and its population that barely touches six million inhabitants, and see the luxurious cars that drive the Libyans can imagine that the standard of living in this country is similar to the European countries or at least to the Gulf countries.However, the one who crosses the border post of Salloum towards Libya, will be shocked by the poverty along the way to Benghazi, the houses are rudimentary, resembling Bedouin shelters. The shops are extremely simple. There is only what you... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2011

The war in Libya: The Egyptians have other tanks to fry

Outraged by the bloody repression of Qadhaffi but traumatized by the memory of the war in Iraq, Egyptian public opinion is very divided. A shrug, a sigh. Mohammed Sallam sweeps astonished Parisians comments , with a touch of arrogance, seeing the rebels in the spring of Tahrir Square, Cairo, remain deaf to the plight of their brothers in Libya. "We feel sad for Libya" admits this young professor at American University in Cairo,"but we have in mind other concerns, other emergencies, a few weeks after gaining our freedom, just days... [Lire la suite]
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07 mars 2011

The Democratic Republic of Tahrir

February 11th, 2011, a date that the Egyptians will never forget. This is the day where they could bring down the regime without violence and without the support of the army by showing the Tahrir Square (Liberation) for 18 days. Horns, music, fireworks ... It was like a night of a football game after a victory, except that the atmosphere is much more intense ... That day, the Democratic Republic of Tahrir has achieved its goal: overthrow Mubarak. The protesters who came out from home on January 25th to seek their freedom from a... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2011

The tunnels persist for nothing is done in terms of development

3 questions to Ahmed Bahnassy, a researcher at the Center for Studies of the Middle East News Agency (MENA)Is that the tunnel trade will last long?The Israeli attack against the Flotilla, on May 2010, had a direct impact on the tunnel trade. Israel was forced to ease its blockade on Gaza, including the entance of food and construction. It is those products that pass through more tunnels. That is to say that when Israel tightened the blockade, the tunnels are very active and vice versa.The Israelis accuse Egypt of not doing anything... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2011

"Focus" on France 24 : Is Mubarak's regime afraid of a tunisian infection?

http://www.france24.com/en/20110125-egypt-tunisian-protest-police-holiday-activists-mubarak-arrest-poverty-unemployment
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16 janvier 2011

Nagaa Hamadi shooting sentences...what copts wait for

http://www.france24.com/en/20110116-egypt-sentences-muslim-death-coptic-christmas-shooting
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06 janvier 2011

Sheikh of al-Azhar : Niqab is not an obligation in Islam...But the veil is

At a time when Islam is the target of severe criticism and several Islamic countries are, for the West, the home of terrorist groups, al-Azhar, which is the reference of Sunni Islam and host every year 16.000 foreign students to learn moderate Islam, is accused of playing a minor role to show the true image of Islam. Sheikh of al-Azhar, the Grand Imam Ahmed el-Tayeb responds to criticism.What is the role of al-Azhar? Al-Azhar's role is the defense of moderate Islam. It is very important because without this moderation, there would... [Lire la suite]
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03 décembre 2010

Are the Copts "oppressed"?

While Islamization is gaining ground in Egypt, Copts - Christians of Egypt- are more likely to leave the country. They say they are victims, in Egypt, of discrimination increasingly strong on the part of Muslims. Some even say they are "oppressed" ..."The weapons are stored by the Copts in their churches can have no other objective than to be used in future against Muslims (...). The Church is preparing for a war against Muslims. (...) There is an ongoing effort, organized in a systematic way to prepare for the day when... [Lire la suite]
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08 octobre 2010

Siwa : The last Berber of Egypt

"Yes we speak Tamazight, yes we eat the couscous, but we are 100% Egyptians". Thus characteristics of the people of Siwa, an oasis located 560 km west of Cairo and near the borders with Libya in the desert.Leaving the northern coast of Egypt and sinking into the asphalt road in the arid desert, no one has the impression that he will find a treasure of beauty. Then suddenly you find yourself in front of a stunning fortress overlooking a hill. Around houses made of "karshif", a mixture of earth and salt. The... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2010

Visa for France : An adventure of humiliation

A year ago, the Egyptian who was seeking a visa for France had to queue outside the gates of the consulate of France for hours, even if he had an appointment. An act That Egyptians considered unacceptable specially when their country issue visas to all citizens of the European Union at the airport of Cairo ...This year, I wanted to visit friends in France. I started the process by calling the department responsible to set me an appointment with the consulate. But they surprised me by saying that a private company was responsible for... [Lire la suite]
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