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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16 janvier 2011

Nagaa Hamadi shooting sentences...what copts wait for

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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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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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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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28 janvier 2004

Policemen and civilians united to overcome the disaster

The disaster caused by the collapse Monday evening of a building in Medinet Nasr in the suburbs of Cairo, unified policemen and civilians around a single objective: Overcoming this tragedy. The police, who, a day before, January 25th, was adorned with all its decorations and was preparing to celebrate his feast, was saddened by the loss of 13 of its crew, 4 officers and 9 soldiers, who perished under the rubble of the collapsed building. Around 20 pm, Monday, a warehouse, located at the bottom of the eleven-storey building in the... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2003

Mixed marriages: the boundaries of love

In Egypt as elsewhere, love is sometimes ignoring passports. If couples see a rewarding relationship, the obstacles are not lacking : the cultural and religious gap are not the least. One evening, in a Dance club of Helsinki, Zaza meets a beautiful Finnish girl. A love story begins, concluded with a wedding! and divorce four years later. "She converted to Islam and became more practicing than I am, I am no longer a good Muslim fir her because I drink alcohol and do not do Ramadan regularly", says the young man ,... [Lire la suite]
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