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Azza
Vancouver, BC, Canada
University Prof., Communications and ESL
Interests: Egypt, Egypt, and Egypt.
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The Media line, by Daniela P. Cohen. Excerpt from Egypt is back in the tourism business Despite lean years, indicators suggest that Egypt’s tourism industry is rebounding Egypt is implementing a grand plan to revive its floundering tourism industry. With the allocation of a multi-million-dollar budget, Cairo is adding attractions... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Egypt
Ahram Online, by Azza Radwan Sedky Ignore President Trump’s actions altogether, and focus on his words, tweets and rhetoric Turn a blind eye to the nuclear threat that he embarked on; brush aside his bombing of the Syrian airport, an intentional act to terrorise anyone who goes against him; and... Continue reading
Reblogged 4 days ago at Egypt
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Cairoscene, by Ahmed Ikram With thorough backing from both the World Bank and the Ministry of Industry, these Egyptian entrepreneurs are eliminating the need to wait in line. If there’s something that Egypt almost never runs out of, it’s queues; queues at the bank, queues at any of your standard... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 8, 2018 at Egypt
Gulfnews.com Omani Foreign Minister Yousuf Bin Alawi wasn’t exaggerating when he referred to Egypt as “the pillar of the Arab nation, and ... the platform that brings the Arab nation together”. Since the evolution of the Arab nation state, Egypt has held a special place in the region. For generations,... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 7, 2018 at Egypt
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Egypt Independent IMF Director for the Middle East and Central Asia Department Jihad Azour predicts that no additional taxes will be implemented in Egypt in 2018. He said that the monetary policy that the Central Bank of Egypt is pursuing is sound and is based on keeping inflation levels in... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 5, 2018 at Egypt
Ahram Weekly, by Amina Khairy, excerpt. Much of the Western media coverage of Egypt has angered Egyptians hoping for a better democracy, healthier elections and more freedom, writes Amina Khairy If you want to know about Egypt, come to live in Egypt for a time. And if you need to... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 2, 2018 at Egypt
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The Sun, by Guy Birchall Sultan Kosen, from Turkey and Jyoti Amge, from India posed in front of the historic Giza Pyramids in Cairo today THE world’s tallest man and the world’s shortest woman have met up in Egypt. Sultan Kosen, from Turkey is the tallest man on earth according... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Egypt
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Egypt Independent The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation has launched a national initiative to cultivate the roofs of various buildings and establishments through new and innovative models of integrated production. The main balcony of the ministry’s General Directorate in Dokki was cultivated with aromatic plants and vegetables to initiate... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 26, 2018 at Egypt
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Now why was I sure that President El Sisi would pardon her, but only after the court case ends? He doesn't interfere in judicial matters, but once everything is over, and according to the constitution, he can and does pardon the foreigner. BT A British woman jailed in Egypt is... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 25, 2018 at Egypt
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Excellent analysis by Nervana. Excerpt from Reflections on General Sami Anan's failed presidential bid Hours after Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi declared his candidacy for March’s presidential election, former armed forces Chief of Staff, General Sami Anan, also declared his intention to run for President. His declaration was quickly followed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Egypt
Ahram Online, by Azza Radwan Sedky A rather surprising but gratifying change is occurring among Egyptians: they are exhibiting their love for Egypt in a distinct and zealous fashion Most Egyptians have probably always loved Egypt; that is a given, but they also have taken Egypt for granted; they complained,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 23, 2018 at Egypt
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Al Ahram Weekly FITCH Ratings has revised the outlook on Egypt’s long-term foreign currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to positive from stable and affirmed the IDR at B. The revision comes on the back of progress on the government’s commitment to reform in 2017. Egypt embarked on an IMF-backed reform... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 20, 2018 at Egypt
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Ahram Online, by Gamal Essam El-Din In a limited cabinet reshuffle, new ministers were also appointed for local development, the public sector, and two deputy ministers of housing and health Egypt's parliament approved in a plenary session on Sunday the appointment of four new ministers and two deputy ministers, including... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 16, 2018 at Egypt
The word democracy is derived from the Greek words “demos” meaning people and “kratos” meaning power; combined the two words entrust power in the people. In a true democracy, the people govern. But a true democracy would exist only when all people are of equal status and wealth, and since... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Egypt
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Ahram Online World Bank (Photo: Reuters) The World Bank's Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) announced that it will provide Egypt with $102.6 million in credit facilities to support the construction, operation and maintenance of six solar plants in the country, the agency said in a press release. The agency is... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 11, 2018 at Egypt
Ahram Online, by Azza Radwan Sedky Though journalists want to come across as impartial, it is generally acknowledged that this is not the case; indeed, journalists, being human, are almost always prejudiced and intent on swaying readers one way or another. I have come to know much about manipulative journalistic... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 9, 2018 at Egypt
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Egypt Today, By: Mohamed Abdel Baky and Joseph Colonna. Excerpt. CAIRO- 7 January 2017: Saturday January 6 marks a black day in the professional history of the New York Times. Its international correspondent David D. Kirkpatrick, who spent almost five years in Egypt, published a news piece about the relationship... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 7, 2018 at Egypt
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Press Release by The State Information Service In reference to The New York Times’ report published Saturday 6, 2017 and titled “Tapes Reveal Egyptian Leaders’ Tacit Acceptance of Jerusalem Move” by David D. Kirkpatrick, the Times’ international correspondent based in London, claiming the existence of audio recordings of telephone calls... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 7, 2018 at Egypt
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تابعت الهيئة العامة للاستعلامات مانشرته صحيفة " نيويورك تايمز" الامريكية للمراسل الدولى للصحيفة "ديفيد كيركباتريك" تضمن وجود تسريبات لتسجيلات فى حوزته لضابط مخابرات مصرى مزعوم يدعى اشرف الخولى يقدم فيها توجيهات الى عدد من مقدمى البرامج التلفزيونية فى مصر بشأن تناول موضوع "القدس" فى الاعلام المصرى . ويهم الهيئة العامة... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 6, 2018 at Egypt
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The Independent, by Sabrina Barr The boy with the golden brains A boy from Egypt has been dubbed the “smartest child in the world” after winning first place at a global competition. The Intelligent Mental Arithmetic International Competition took place in Malaysia in late December to celebrate the 20th anniversary... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 5, 2018 at Egypt
Source: Xinhua| 2018-01-03 19:33:09|Editor: Yurou CAIRO, Jan. 3 (Xinhua) -- Egypt's foreign currency reserves reached 37.02 billion U.S. dollars in 2017, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) said Wednesday. The figure stood at about 36 billion dollars in January 2011, just before the mass protests broke out and ousted former... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 3, 2018 at Egypt
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Egypt Today, by Nawal Sayed People walk near a poster of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi of the campaign titled, "Alashan Tabneeha" (So You Can Build It), Egypt, October 17, 2017 – Reuters CAIRO – 2 January 2018: The schedule of Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections will be announced officially on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Egypt
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NY Times, by Yasser Aly (Egyptian Ambassador to the US) President Trump with President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in May. Credit Mandel Ngan/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images To the Editor: Andrew Miller and Richard Sokolsky (“Actually, Egypt Is a Terrible Ally,” Op-Ed, Dec. 19) belittle... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Egypt
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I say a great initiative. It's high time the women of the world take it upon themselves to save themselves. Maybe, too, this will be a reminder to Thomson Reuters that Cairo is not the most dangerous megacity in the world. NY Times, by Cara Buckley. Excerpt read on Powerful... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Egypt
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The Independent, by Mythili Sampathkumar There are hundreds of reports still open, meaning civilian casualties could be far higher An Iraqi soldier waves his national flag in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on 10 December during a gathering celebrating the end of the three-year war against Isis AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images The US-led... Continue reading
Reblogged Jan 1, 2018 at Egypt