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Azza
Vancouver, BC, Canada
University Prof., Communications and ESL
Interests: Egypt, Egypt, and Egypt.
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The National Officials refuse to engage with exiled elected officials of Mohamed Morsi’s Freedom and Justice Party because of the Brotherhood’s “highly ambiguous relationship with violent extremism”. The UK says Mohamed Morsi's leadership had not done enough to pursue democratic commitments while in power. He was jailed for 25 years... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Egypt
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The Independent, by Sarah Reid Cairo used to be known as the Paris of the Middle East / Getty Images Cairo might be a big, noisy, traffic-logged city, but exploring its revived downtown core is one of Egypt’s most underrated experiences Why go now? It was once known as the... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Egypt
Trump’s UN Speech, by Paul Craig Roberts I listened to part of Trump’s UN speech this morning. I was so embarrassed for him and for my country that I had to turn it off. I wonder if whoever wrote the deplorable speech intended to embarrass Trump and inadvertently embarrassed America... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Egypt
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FIN24 Capetown—Egypt has knocked South Africa from its long-standing top spot regarding investments in Africa, according to Rand Merchant Bank’s latest Where to Invest in Africa report for 2018, released on Monday. This is the first time SA has not been in top spot since the report was initiated seven... Continue reading
Reblogged 5 days ago at Egypt
Ahram Online, by Azza Radwan Sedky Statues and monuments often commemorate historical figures or eras, valuable symbols of the past. Some feel that certain dark periods of history should be obliterated, but by demolishing such statues do we indeed erase history? During troubled times, amidst the fury that often grips... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Egypt
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The Hill, by Eric Trager Amr Darrag, a senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, will be speaking at Georgetown University on Thursday, and he is trying to extend his speaking gig into a lobbying tour, as other Brotherhood-aligned delegations have done in the past. U.S. officials and members of Congress... Continue reading
Reblogged 7 days ago at Egypt
CNN.money, by Zahraa Alkhalisi Three months after it was cast into unprecedented isolation by its neighbors, Qatar is counting the economic cost. The gas-rich nation burned through $38.5 billion of its vast financial reserves in June and July, ratings agency Moody's estimated this week. And there's no sign of the... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 15, 2017 at Egypt
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AFP, via Daily Mail Online AFP/A medic takes a sample from an Egyptian labourer being tested for Hepatitis C at a construction site on August 3, 2017 Like millions in Egypt, Ahmed Nada suffered silently from Hepatitis C. But the country is turning from the world's most afflicted by the... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 10, 2017 at Egypt
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I say the messages are convoluted, or as the phrase goes, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Foreign Brief Photo: AFP After an eight year hiatus, Egypt and the US will hold joint military exercises today; the Egyptian revolution in 2011, and subsequent military coup... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 9, 2017 at Egypt
In Wag the Dog, a 1997 movie, a war is fabricated to cover up a president’s sex scandal. It is a perfect example of how easy it is to work up a hysteria over a non-existing cause. Imagine something similar happening in Egypt. Imagine a scenario that is farfetched and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2017 at Egypt
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Jerusalem Post Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo. (photo credit:REUTERS) The latest move of the American administration – canceling part of its assistance to Egypt and suspending another part due to a lack of progress on human rights – has left... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 2, 2017 at Egypt
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The Australian, by Greg Sheridan NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian meets Coptic Pope Tawadros II. Australia is host this week to an emissary from the ancient origins of Western civilisation itself, from the earliest reaches of human civilisation, and from the modern cauldron of the Middle East. Pope Tawadros II, leader... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 2, 2017 at Egypt
Today we ask if statues and monuments commemorate figures or eras; if they are historically valuable or symbols of pasts that deserve obliteration; and if by demolishing such statues we do indeed erase history. During troubled times, amidst the fury that often beholds the beleaguered, an act of defiance manifests... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Egypt
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BBC News Promotional material showed some of the 125 miles (200km) of Saudi's western coastline that is due to be transformed Saudi Arabia has launched a massive tourism development project that will turn 50 islands and other sites on the Red Sea into luxury resorts. It hopes to attract both... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 27, 2017 at Egypt
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اليوم السابع بقلم دندراوي الهواري الخبراء «الاستراتيجيون» فى مصر- ولا نعرف من الذى منحهم لقب الاستراتيجى- يعنونون العلاقة بين مصر والولايات المتحدة الأمريكية تحت عنوان «العلاقات الاستراتيجية»، ولا نعرف على أى أساس يمكن عنونة العلاقة بين القاهرة وواشنطن «بالاستراتيجية»، إذا وضعنا فى الاعتبار أن طول عمر أمريكا تعمل ضد مصر،... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 26, 2017 at Egypt
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Egypt Independent The Egyptian government began a plan to develop the railway system headed by Prime Minister Sherif Ismail, last Wednesday, after cabinet approval. The comprehensive development plan includes the implementation of major projects to develop signaling systems on the main lines of the network, at a cost of one... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 26, 2017 at Egypt
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Whatsupic Ephraim Mirvis is an Orthodox rabbi who serves as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth. He served as the Chief Rabbi of Ireland between 1985 and 1992. In the audio, Ephraim Mirvis is heard telling a group of young men: “One of the interpretations... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 25, 2017 at Egypt
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INSS, by Ofir Winter and Meirav Malter Since June 2007, Egypt has been dealing with a signficant rise in terror attacks in the Sinai Peninsula and inside Egypt by Sinai Province, the Islamic State affiliate. Improving the security situation in the country requires Cairo to overcome the challenges in shifting... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 24, 2017 at Egypt
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GulfNews.com Egypt aims to over $1b leather exports in 2020; Industrial zone to open for foreign investors in 2018 Ahmed El Gabbas Just beyond the outskirts of Cairo on a desert road to the Suez Canal, a sprawling industrial zone is coming to life as Egypt’s leather industry leaves behind... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 24, 2017 at Egypt
The boss of holiday firm Teletext Holidays has said that the market for travel agents is picking up as concerns over terror attacks in many once popular destinations begins to abate. Wayne Perks, told The Yorkshire Post that he expected tour operators to resume packages to destinations like Tunisia and... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 24, 2017 at Egypt
Al Ahram Weekly, by Azza Radwan Sedky President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi’s tour of four Sub-Saharan African countries signals Egypt’s desire to bolster its role across the continent, writes Azza Radwan Sedky Africa is at a crossroads. The image of a needy, deficient continent is slowly eroding only to be replaced by... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 22, 2017 at Egypt
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CNBC, by Dawn Kissi Khaled Desouki | AFP | Getty Images In Egypt, it's not just ancient antiquities being rediscovered, as the country's asset markets have become increasingly valuable to investors. Amid civil conflict, terrorist violence and regional troubles, Egypt is re-emerging as a destination of choice for global investors... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2017 at Egypt
National Post CAIRO — The Egyptian lawmaker behind a call to amend the constitution to extend the president’s term by two years said in comments published Sunday that the change won’t apply to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s current four-year term, a partial turnaround in the face of growing opposition to the... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 20, 2017 at Egypt
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Egypt Independent Recently released video footage by the IS affiliated group, ‘Sinai Province’, has raised questions on the credibility of widely circulated reports, issued from non-governmental organizations[NGO’s], on alleged ‘random disappearance’ cases in Egypt of young men who are members of the Muslim Brotherhood group or have adopted similar ideology.... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 20, 2017 at Egypt
allAfrica.com, by Collins Mwai Nine Egyptian firms have established a presence in Rwanda with an aim to serve the construction and housing sector. The firms, under the umbrella, Rwanda-Egypt Trading Association, commenced operations yesterday after about four months of due diligence, certification and market studies. The launch of the firm's... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 18, 2017 at Egypt