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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06 mai 2010

Confidences of Hind Sabri

Born on November 20th, 1979, Hind Sabri, the Tunisian star, studied in French schools. She has attracted the biggest names in cinema in Tunisia at the age of 13 when she played in her first film. Since then, the beautiful Tunisian actress has not stopped earning the admiration of spectators. Artist with a postgraduate degree in law from "Tunis University", the World Food Program has named her ambassador through his humanitarian activities.How did you start your career in the cinema?I started it completely by chance. One day... [Lire la suite]
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02 février 2010

The day of the funeral of Umm Kalthoum

Said Hekal: violinist, he was a musician in the orchestra of singer Oum Kalthoum. He accompanied the diva in her tours around the world from 1959 to her death. He was the dean of the Higher Institute of Arabic music at the Academy of Arts in Cairo. He has also played with most famous Arab artists at the time as Abdel Halim Hafez and Warda.On February 5th, 1975, the Arab world, weeping, led "the Star of the Orient" to her final resting place. The singer Oum Kalthoum, which gathered crowds of all ages from Mashreq to Maghreb,... [Lire la suite]
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03 octobre 2009

Egypt: French Muslims are seeking pure Islam

They are young, still students or young parents, French with North African origin or French recently converted to Islam. They seek in the land of the pharaohs what they believe to be the source of a pure Islam, as benchmarks or roots they have lost. Al-Rehab: Halal City for French Muslims Alcohol-free restaurants, mosques and niqabs ... The city of Al-Rehab, in the suburb of Cairo, is shown as a "haven" for Muslims. Built in the early 90s to address the housing crisis, it now attracts foreigners, including French... [Lire la suite]
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22 septembre 2009

Clearstream affair: Sarkozy is preparing for the 2012 Presidential Election

The desire of French President Nicolas Sarkozy to keep his chances for a second presidential term seems to know no bounds. His ambition led him to play with all the cards he has to eliminate his rivals, led by Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister and one pole of the French right to which belongs Sarkozy himself.After the weakening of the Left-wing, Sarkozy finds himself just competing with his rivals in the right camp. Thus, he began preparing to destroy their ambitions, and the "Clearstream affair", which the trial... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2009

Sarkozy in the eyes of Egyptians

Tawfik Aclimandos, 50 years old, is an Egyptian researcher at the Economic Legal and Social Documentation Center (CEDEJ). Speaking fluent French, he took his doctorate in 2004 at "Institut d'Etudes Politiques" in Paris. He talks about the vision of the Egyptians towards the french president, first head of state to come on holidays in Egypt, a country known to be conservative, with "his girlfriend" ...What do you think of Nicolas Sarkozy?Until January 2007, the beginning of the electoral campaign, I never thought... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2009

Gamal el-Banna: "Islam is calling for freedom in first"

In El-Banna family, we know rather Hassan, founder of the Islamist movement the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt in during the 30's of the 20th century. We know less well his younger brother, Gamal El-Banna and therefore great uncle Tariq Ramadan, who advocates still at the age of 89 years, a progressive vision of Islam. Meeting with an indefatigable man, who places freedom at the heart of each of its battles.Books by the thousands. In the entry, living room, office ... they line the walls of the small apartment of Gamal el Bana. We are... [Lire la suite]
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08 février 2009

Al-Ahly king of african football kings

The Cairo club won the African Super Cup. Another record. Still realised against a Tunisian club Again again and again again ! As "expected", after winning the African Champions League last November, Al-Ahly has further tightened its monopoly on African football, by picking up his 4th Super Cup in Africa, Friday evening in Cairo, registering a new record. Yet deprived of their flagship game leader Mohammed Abu Treka, the "Red Devils" beat the Tunisians of Sfax (2 / 1) in a prestigious game between... [Lire la suite]
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19 janvier 2009

A black president at the head of the State

Thus, "Hollywood" has projected that the next U.S. president would be "black". The scenarios of the most famous city in the film industry will become reality when the presidential candidate, Democratic Senator Barak Obama, will be invested first black president in the history of the country. As if the producers of the "seventh art" had seen the future, a "fiction" in 2003 showed a black leads the country. What "Martin Luther King", the black American fighter for the freedom of... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2009

Doctors, journalists and humanitarian workers wait at the gates of Gaza

"It's terrible. We live a nightmare. It is a few meters from the bombing, and nothing can be done!" For two days Jean-Louis Roche, doctor of ADFS (association for the development of women's health), and his three colleagues ahead Egyptian side of Rafah crossing to enter the Gaza Strip. Their only hope: the cease-fire that seems to be emerging between Hamas and Israel. At their sides, others are also do the hundred paces, phone in hand. They are journalists from around the world. Some just arrive from Israel, where access... [Lire la suite]
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