Égypt-actus
Follow
Find
390.4K views | +37 today
Égypt-actus
Égypt-actus
revue de presse sur l'actualité culturelle, archéologique, politique et sociale de l'Égypte
Curated by Egypt-actus
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Egypt's Sukari gold miners end strike after winning demands

Egypt's Sukari gold miners end strike after winning demands | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Workers at Egypt's southern Sukari gold mine, the head of Egypt's Mineral Resources Authority, and the foreign investor involved in the mining project reached agreement on Monday to reopen the mine and halt an earlier decision to dismiss striking workers.

According to Mineral Resources Authority head Fekry Youssef, a Monday meeting at Egypt's Ministry of Manpower and Immigration resulted in an agreement to comply with workers' demands, including promises to raise their subsistence allowances to 60 per cent of their basic monthly salaries (roughly LE950).

The foreign investor involved in the venture also agreed at the meeting to reinstate 34 workers that had been sacked earlier after holding a sit-in to press for their demands.

The issue will now be referred to an investigation committee that will include representatives of the ministry, Egypt's syndicate for mine and quarry workers, and the Mineral Resources Authority.

According to the agreement reached Monday, workers will continue to receive their monthly salaries until investigations are concluded.

Details of the agreement will be published in Egypt's Official Gazette, Youssef said.

The Sukari gold mine, located in Egypt's Red Sea city of Marsa Alam, is operated by Centamin-Egypt, a joint venture between the Egyptian government and an Australian gold-mining company. (Ahram Online)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Qandil affirme ne pas subir de pressions

Qandil affirme ne pas subir de pressions | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

La formation d’une équipe gouvernementale homogène, capable de relever les nombreux défis auxquels fait face l’Egypte, constitue la raison principale du retard de son annonce par le Premier ministre, Hicham Qandil.

A ce propos, ce dernier a avoué qu’il ne subit actuellement aucune pression de la Confrérie des Frères musulmans, ni de son guide, ni d’un quelconque autre parti politique.

Le Premier ministre a indiqué qu’il poursuivait les consultations en vue de choisir des hommes sur la base des critères de compétence professionnelle. (legyptien.com)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Many Egyptian Women Fear for Future Under Morsi Government

Many Egyptian Women Fear for Future Under Morsi Government | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Egyptian women fear that the revolution would be aborted before achieving its three main principles: bread, freedom and social justice.

They are consumed with fears after they found out that Egypt’s newly drafted constitution, which was the outcome of the country’s uprising against oppression, marginalized them intentionally.

Today, fear almost ravages these women, who look twice in the mirror before heading to work for fear of being harshly criticized by an extremist or a woman wearing a hijab, since the new Egypt has become far more conservative and strict.

As soon as it was officially announced that Mohamed Morsi, the candidate from the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), which is the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, won the presidential election, several women reported that they were harassed by bearded men and veiled women calling on them to wear the hijab.

Although there is no evidence to corroborate such claims, Morsi's supporters, who generally belong to Islamist movements, mainly the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists, have undoubtedly gained more confidence and power after their number increased. Since women often choose to be the “weakest link,” it is normal to see them easily fall prey to the conflicts between Islamist movements and liberal parties. Egyptian women can be effortlessly subjected to the authority of those who can impose their control over them and they are also the easiest means to spread terror, fear and, of course, to convey the message. In other terms, if a woman is attacked or threatened, she will certainly report the incident to her friends and family, including mothers, female cousins and neighbors, so that they take the necessary precautions. (Al Monitor)

More : http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/culture/2012/07/the-egyptian-woman-after-the-rev.html

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Bishop to tell Copts to immigrate

Bishop to tell Copts to immigrate | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Coptic Christian Bishop Paul of Tanta will tell Copts to leave Egypt if the Church is not guaranteed religious jurisdiction. Bishop Paul, a representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the Constituent Assembly, is also threatening to leave the Assembly if Article II is not modified to his liking.

Bishop Paul wants the contentious Article II of the constitution, which deals with the nature of the state as it relates to religious authority and principles, to include text guaranteeing that the Church will be given the mantel of authority for issues concerning Copts.

“If this text is not added, I will tell the Copts: There is no longer a place for you in the land of Egypt, because it is not the right of the judiciary to rule on the clergy,” the Bishop told Al-Shorouk newspaper.

The Bishop’s threat to leave Egypt taps into worries within the Coptic community and the country at large that Copts will leave if Egypt becomes more Islamic. Others are arguing that they have already begun to do this. (Conor Molloy/Daily News Egypt)

More : http://thedailynewsegypt.com/2012/07/30/bishop-tells-copts-to-immigrate/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Egypt’s AUC students give back during Ramadan

Students at The American University in Cairo (AUC) have a long tradition of being actively engaged in community service. During the holy month of Ramadan, they have focused their efforts in assisting the needy in the underprivileged parts of Cairo. The community service clubs have worked during the summer to collect donations, distribute thousands of food packages to poor families around Cairo and prepare for Eid projects.Volunteers in Action (VIA), which is the university’s largest community service club, has distributed 2,500 food packages to orphanages in Meet Okba. “The club is mainly developing and supporting the people in Meet Okba in particular starting 2 years ago until present, so they always have the priority; however, we are now developing other regions in Egypt to reach more needy people,” said Aya Wael, VIA president. It is also organizing the delivery of 2,300 iftar-to-go packages, which are delivered daily to people in need.

Moreover, the Help Club distributed 1,000 food packs to the underprivileged residents in the Masr El Qadima district and also organized a project, Rahman Delivery, which organizes the preparation and distribution of around 250 ready-to-eat meals per day throughout Ramadan. “Help Club has been working in Masr El Qadima for more than 15 years; we know the people there and they know us as well, that gives us credibility and enables us to make sure that every single pack or meal we distribute goes to a family or a person that deserves the help,” said Moemen Abdel Azeem, Help Club president. (Bikya Masr)

More : http://www.bikyamasr.com/74140/egypts-auc-students-give-back-during-ramadan/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Copts ask for own article in new constitution

Copts ask for own article in new constitution | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

As the constituent assembly writes Egypt's new constitution, a leader from the Salafi (ultraconservative) Nour Party insists that there is no need to include an article to grant non-Muslims the right to resort to their own religious rituals in their personal affairs.

Younes Makhoun, member of Nour's high board and of the constituent assembly, told Aswat Masriya that Sharia (Islamic) law allows for believers in monotheistic religions to resort to their own religious practices in their daily lives.

Meanwhile, Bishop Paul of Tanta, who is also a member of the constituent assembly, said that he will call on Christians to depart the country if their right to practice their own religious rituals was not granted by the new constitution.

Makhoun however warned, what he described as "the minority who is delaying the (constitution writing) process", of dragging society into unnecessary struggles.

He insisted that Salafis in the assembly are the most keen to produce a constitution that truly represents all the different factions of society. (Aswat Masriya)

http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=63342670-1f9f-4fb1-b41d-d14c32945180

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

In Egypt, archaeologists reopen tombs to woo tourists

In Egypt, archaeologists reopen tombs to woo tourists | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

More than 4,500 years since the paint was first applied, the reds, yellows and blues still stand out on the walls of the tomb of Queen Meresankh III. A hunter throws a net to catch water birds, craftsmen make papyrus mats while a stream of people carry baskets filled with offerings for the afterlife.

Decorating the walls all around are paintings, reliefs and statues of Meresankh, draped in a leopard-skin cloak, standing beside her mother in a boat, pulling papyrus stems through the water or being entertained by musicians and singers.

Egypt’s tourism industry has been battered since last year’s revolution, but here, beside the pyramids of Giza, officials are trying to attract the visitors back.

The tomb of Meresankh, whose name means lover of life, will be opened to the public for the first time in nearly 25 years later this year, while five other tombs of high priests — buried under the desert sands for decades — will be thrown open.

“We want to give people a reason to come back, to give them something new,” said Ali Asfar, director general of archaeology on the Giza plateau. (The Washington Post)

More : http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/in-egypt-archeologists-open-new-tombs-to-woo-tourists/2012/07/28/gJQAsK8fHX_story.html?wprss=rss_homepage

more...
François Tonic's comment, July 30, 2012 2:48 AM
les six nouvelles tombes supposées ouvertes à Gizeh sont toujours fermées. les travaux n'étant pas terminées. J'ai eu confirmation sur place il y a quelques jours. françois tonic, pharaon magazine
Egypt-actus's comment, July 30, 2012 2:50 AM
Merci François pour cette importante précision
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Ain Helwan’s therapeutic waters are squandered and neglected

Ain Helwan’s therapeutic waters are squandered and neglected | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Old books describe Helwan, a southern suburb of Cairo, as “the sacred healing city” — one of Egypt’s main centers of therapeutic tourism since the pharaonic era.

Any book that mentions the medical healing value of Helwan has a description of Ain Helwan or Kabrittaj Helwan as marvelous places containing several unique sulfurous and mineral springs that flow 24 hours a day and have therapeutic powers. These traits made the place one of the main destinations for millions of tourists from all over the world.

But going to Helwan’s springs today will ruin all of your expectations. The place has turned into a barren wasteland where stray animals frolic. It was neglected by the government for more than 10 years, until it completely lost its archaeological and medical value and reached the worst levels of regression.

Ain Helwan was first discovered by the ancient Egyptians, who called it “Ain-An” and considered it a grace from the gods. It was rediscovered in the era of Khedive Abbas, when many of the soldiers were infected by scabies, a contagious skin infection, after one of the soldiers found the springs by chance. (Rana Khaled/Egypt independent)

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/ain-helwan-s-therapeutic-waters-are-squandered-and-neglected

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Constituent assembly's judicial committee ends discussing constitution

Constituent assembly's judicial committee ends discussing constitution | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The constituent assembly’s judicial authority committee finished on Sunday discussing all the judicial authority matters in the new constitution including the military judiciary and the jurisdiction of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Taymour Mostafa Kamel, rapporteur of the committee, said on Sunday.

The committee confirmed the judiciary’s independence as every judicial body will have a constitutional text as agreed upon during the sessions, the Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported Taymour as saying to reporters covering elections.

The representative of the military court demanded adding the military judiciary’s jurisdiction to the chapters of judicial authorities in the new constitution.

A number of the committee members rejected this step and expressed their preference for maintaining “the military judiciary” as it is in the 1971 constitution and allowing it to rule only in military crimes.

They also called for specifying the powers of the military judiciary by legislation. (Aswat Masriya)

http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=9efdf1f0-5667-4384-b7c4-3fdf2af10d48

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Charia : enquête sur une psychose populaire

Charia : enquête sur une psychose populaire | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Arrivée au pouvoir des islamistes en Tunisie, au Maroc et en Égypte ; présence djihadiste dans le nord du Mali ; la secte Boko Haram au Nigeria... La loi islamique est devenue un slogan politique pour les uns, une crainte pour les autres. Une enquête de Jeune Afrique dans son n° 2690, en kiosques du 29 juillet au 4 août.

 

Dans l’imaginaire occidental, ce terme est synonyme de mains coupées, de lapidation et des sinistres talibans afghans, geôliers de femmes et profanateurs de bouddhas géants. « L’hiver islamiste » sonnerait donc le glas des espoirs soulevés par le Printemps arabe. Pour ne rien arranger, la charia est un concept aux contours flottants. L’étymologie indique qu'elle est la voie tracée par Dieu. Dans la pratique, elle regroupe des actes obligatoires (wâjib), recommandés (mandûb), permis (mubâh), blâmables (makrûh) et interdits (harâm). Et comme le Coran n’est pas un vade-mecum de la loi islamique, il revient aux jurisconsultes, les fuqahâ’, de l’interpréter.

http://www.jeuneafrique.com/Article/ARTJAWEB20120729124939/algerie-maroc-libye-nigeriacharia-enquete-sur-une-psychose-populaire.html

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Copts demonstrate against Constituent Assembly

Copts demonstrate against Constituent Assembly | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Abasseya’s St. Mark’s Cathedral was the site of a demonstration on Friday against what the protesters see as the Islamisation of Egypt’s new constitution.

“The purpose of the demonstration is to put pressure on the Church leadership to withdraw from the Constituent Assembly because the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafi groups are turning this into a religious constitution,” said Hani Abdallah, a member of the legal committee within the Maspero Youth Union, a political movement created to defend the rights of Egyptian Copts.

One of the most pressing issues to the Coptic group is the attempt by some in the Constituent Assembly to change the text of Article II. Currently the article states that law in Egypt is based on the “principles” of Sharia. Some Islamic groups are seeking to make the text read simply that law is Sharia.

The Maspero Youth Union is not the only group demanding a halt to the increasing religious nature of the writing of the constitution. Egyptians Against Religious Discrimination (MARED) issued a statement calling for a secular, civil state. Their signatories include the Maspero Youth Union, Coptic groups from outside Egypt, many human rights NGOs, and also a Baha’i group. (Connor Molloy/Daily News Egypt)

More : http://thedailynewsegypt.com/2012/07/29/copts-demonstrate-against-constituent-assembly/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Egypt unnerved by rising religious fervor

Egypt unnerved by rising religious fervor | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Egypt's recent election of an Islamist president has rekindled a long-suppressed display of public piousness that has aroused both "moral vigilantism" and personal acts of faith, such as demands that police officers and flight attendants be allowed to grow beards. Scattered incidents of violence and intimidation do not appear to have been organized, but they represent a disturbing trend in Egypt's transition to democracy.

Emerging from decades of secular rule, the country is unsteadily calibrating how deeply Islam should infuse public and private life. President Mohamed Morsi, a religious conservative, has called for tolerance, but many Islamic fundamentalists see a historic moment to impose sharia, or Islamic law, on a country left off balance by political unrest and economic turmoil.

Rising religious fervor is the latest echo in the battle between moderate and ultraconservative Islamists to reshape society after the overthrow of autocrats across the Middle East and North Africa. It is particularly pointed in Egypt, where Morsi must appease a powerful, secular military and dominant Islamist groups, such as the Muslim Brotherhood and ultraconservative Salafi parties. (By Jeffrey Fleishman, Los Angeles Times)

More : http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-egypt-islam-20120729,0,3897778.story

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

SUD-SINAI – Les petits hôteliers crient misère

SUD-SINAI – Les petits hôteliers crient misère | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Si Charm el-Sheik parvient à rester animée grâce à sa bonne exposition à l’étranger, le sort des hôtels et camps plus modestes entre Taba et Dahab est moins enviable, avec une fréquentation proche du zéro. Reportage

60 km séparent Nuweiba de à Tabah, dans le Sud-Sinaï. 60km de mer bleue turquoise. Presque 60km de plages. Et un alignement sans fin d'hôtels désaffectés. Pas de béton à outrance, mais plutôt l'engouement d'égyptiens modestes, ouvrant campings et bungalows pour profiter de l'essor du tourisme dans la région, entre 1990 et 2010. Aujourd'hui, tout cela est vide. Les parasols sont rouillés et les fresques aux murs sont ternes.

En 2009, le secteur du tourisme représentait 11% du PIB en Égypte. Mais depuis la révolution de 2011, les touristes se font bien rares dans le Sud-Sinaï. "Ceux qui ont pu se maintenir, ce sont les complexes des grandes chaînes hôtelières" qui s'alignent à quelques kilomètres de la frontière israélienne, explique Warid, un habitant Taba. La raison ? "Ces groupes ont les moyens, et ils sont bien visibles à l'international".

En effet, entre les bungalows qui s'effilochent au vent, émerge parfois un grand hôtel, avec ses palmiers et ses pelouses vertes. Mais aussi avec ses nombreuses fenêtres fermées. Car si ces chaînes dont parlent Warid, ont les moyens de maintenir leur hôtels, le taux de remplissage est faible, et l'avenir est aussi incertain.

Du coup, quand la nuit tombe, cette partie du littoral égyptien s’éteint doucement. Alors que la voisine Eilat, en Israël, s'éveille. De l'autre coté de la frontière, aucun problème de remplissage. Les touristes viennent de toute l'Europe profiter de la ville la plus au Sud d'Israël. Quelques kilomètres de côte qui ne dorment pas beaucoup. C'est bien cette partie de l’Égypte, bien seule, qui est aujourd’hui en mal de touristes. (Julien Giry/Le Petit Journal)

Plus : http://www.lepetitjournal.com/le-caire/a-la-une-le-caire/116763-sud-sinai-les-petits-hoteliers-crient-misere-.html

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Printemps arabe et lutte contre la corruption

Les développements politiques survenus en Tunisie, en Libye et en Égypte depuis le déclenchement du printemps arabe devraient inciter à un optimisme prudent, et ils laissent entrevoir une lueur d’espoir dans la lutte contre la corruption dans les pays arabes. En effet, la corruption des dirigeants a été un des catalyseurs de la vague de soulèvements populaires qui a balayé les régimes autoritaires en place dans ces trois pays. Et leurs peuples sont conscients qu’elle représente une des causes principales de l’injustice, du creusement des inégalités et du marasme économique qu’ils connaissent.
Les craintes que le printemps arabe ne soit suivi d’un hiver islamique liberticide semblent exagérées. Dans les trois pays, les élections ont revêtu un caractère démocratique. En Tunisie et en Égypte, Ennahda et les Frères musulmans tiennent un discours modéré, et dans ce dernier pays, l’armée, gardienne d’une certaine laïcité, représente un contre-pouvoir puissant. En Libye, divine surprise, ce sont les partis laïcs qui ont remporté les élections. Enfin dans ces trois pays, les nouveaux dirigeants disent vouloir s’inspirer du modèle de l’AKP turc (Parti de la justice et du développement). Se présentant comme un parti musulman démocrate à l’image des chrétiens-démocrates européens, celui-ci a non seulement apporté la preuve qu’islam et démocratie ne sont pas incompatibles, mais a initié une politique économique favorisant une croissance spectaculaire du PIB turc. Fait intéressant à signaler : ce parti est adepte de « l’ordre moral » et a favorisé l’émergence d’une nouvelle génération d’hommes d’affaires, les « tigres anatoliens », qui cultive une éthique professionnelle islamique fondée sur les règles de bonne conduite (edep) et de solidarité, ainsi que sur les codes d’honneur hérités des corporations. Et la création de banques islamiques ne contribue pas peu aux réussites économiques du gouvernement turc. (Ibrahim Tbet/L'Orient Le Jour)

Plus : http://www.lorientlejour.com/category/Opinions/article/771020/Printemps_arabe_et_lutte__contre_la_corruption.html

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Les États-Unis critiquent la loi sur la burqa

Les États-Unis critiquent la loi sur la burqa | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Washington a dénoncé lundi une poussée de l’antisémitisme et de l’hostilité à l'égard des musulmans en Europe, critiquant les lois contre la burqa en France et en Belgique, dans un panorama mondial des libertés religieuses qui fustige aussi l’Egypte et la Chine.

Commentant ce rapport produit par son ministère pour 2011, la secrétaire d’Etat Hillary Clinton a jugé que «le monde faisait marche arrière» dans la protection de la liberté religieuse, «ce droit humain si caractéristique de sociétés stables, sûres et en paix».

Dressant une carte pays par pays, le département d’Etat a voulu mettre en exergue, 18 mois après le début du Printemps arabe, «les conséquences des transitions politiques et démographiques sur les minorités religieuses, l’impact des conflits sur la liberté religieuse ainsi que la poussée de l’antisémitisme». (AFP, via Libération)

Plus : http://www.liberation.fr/monde/2012/07/30/les-etats-unis-critiquent-la-loi-sur-la-burqa_836640

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

US customs seizes Egyptian artefacts

US customs officers have seized two stolen Egyptian sarcophagus-type artefacts and are working on getting them back to Egypt. A Customs and Border Protection statement described the artefacts as painted with intricate faces and designs.

A customs officer at the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas initially examined the shipment listed as Egyptian sculptures.

Homeland Security Investigations agents determined the artefacts didn't have the required documents and actually were Egyptian property.

The priceless objects will eventually be returned to Egypt. (The Telegraph)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Egyptian Business Development Association launching new projects

The Egyptian Business Development Association, led by Muslim Brotherhood businessman Hassan Malek, held a Ramadan iftar for its members on 28 July. Malek used it as an opportunity to update fellow businessmen about the association’s latest developments, according to its Facebook page.

In his opening speech, Malek announced the formation of the Egyptian-Asian Forum, which will hold its first economic conference in November.

He spoke about the formation of an initiative for small and medium enterprises with an initial capitalization of LE100 million, wholly funded by Egyptian businessmen. He called on members of the association to support the initiative, which he said he hopes will create an equal partnership between funders and producers, with the understanding that it is a social investment.

Osama Farid, who is responsible for the association’s international cooperation committee, said the group signed 20 economic agreements with foreign traders and embassies, including Turkey, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, Singapore, India, Canada and others.

The business association also held discussions with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the European Investment Bank, as well as other international financial institutions. It also participated in three international conferences in Italy, Turkey and Spain, Farid said. (Nadine Marroushi/Egypt independent)

More : http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/egyptian-business-development-association-launching-new-projects

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Holidaying the ‘Halal’ way: Egyptian travel agency offers Sharia tourism

Holidaying the ‘Halal’ way: Egyptian travel agency offers Sharia tourism | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Flicking through brochure pages which brandish the appeal of holiday resorts could be the most leisurely way for many to pick and plan their time away.

But Muslims in Egypt are now being encouraged to consider something more weighty on the sidelines – how to take a vacation which follows the rules and laws of Islam.

A new Cairo-based travel operator, “Shouq Travel,” is hoping to tap into the global Muslim tourism boom with a new initiative encouraging Muslims to arrange their vacations in accordance to Sharia (Islamic) law.

The operator, a first of its kind in Egypt, was initiated by a team of Egyptian businessmen, who seek to provide Sharia tourism by organizing holidays for customers who must stay in special hotels and visit specific tourist sites.

A statement on the operator’s website said “Family Tourism” is accommodated through the practices of “Halal tourism,” which includes: “Organizing family trips that agrees with our traditions, our Egyptian culture and our el-Sharia teachings. We are dealing with a large number of hotels that provide Halal meat … and do not present alcoholic beverages on board, or pork.”

The site also said that the operator provides other alternatives for Muslim women, who wear full Islamic clothing, such as “covered swimming pools or other places reserved only for women.”

Female visitors to the sites are required to wear modest clothes and may only be accompanied by a first-degree relative. (Al-Arabiya)

More : http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/07/30/229372.html

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Women call for policies to regulate population growth

Women call for policies to regulate population growth | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The Social Democratic Party's women committee called on the new government to set clear policies to regulate population growth in order to fulfill social justice, establish sustainable development and enhance the standards of economic and social development.

The committee said in a statement to Aswat Masriya that there are no clear demographic policies on the national level, in post-January 25 Egypt.

It added that there is a decline in the services provided to organize families in health clinics.

The committee warned of the negative consequences of the rapid population increase on the health of women, children and entire families.

Consequences of unreasonable population growth include dropping out of school, poverty, building on fertile land, pressure on water sources, environmental pollution and decline in a variety of services. (Aswat Masriya)

http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=3c19e896-8b60-4769-9f76-aa8870d00ddc

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Mubarak and other ‘ill and elderly’ prisoners may be released early

Mubarak and other ‘ill and elderly’ prisoners may be released early | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Egyptian prisoners over the age of 60 with chronic diseases may be pardoned based on their health conditions, according to several media reports.If true, ousted president Hosny Mubarak, and many of his former aides, all of whom are over the age of 60, and currently suffering from a myriad of physical and psychological afflictions, could be released from prison early, according to the reports.

The state run newspaper Al-Gomhouria first reported the news, with Al-Ahram’s online portal, Shabab, and the Saudi television news channel Al-Arabiya following suit. All of these media outlets reported there was a good chance that Mubarak and his aides might be freed.

The ramifications of an early release for Mubarak and his aides could plunge Egypt into further disarray. Mubarak and his aides are still awaiting corruption and graft charges. The president himself is serving a life sentence for not protecting civilians during the 18-day uprising that removed him from power. (Daily News Egypt)

http://thedailynewsegypt.com/2012/07/29/mubarak-and-other-ill-and-elderly-prisoners-may-be-released-early/

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Health insurance welcomes 5 million female breadwinners

Health insurance welcomes 5 million female breadwinners | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

An official in the Egyptian health ministry said today that five million female breadwinners, women who support their families, will be given health insurance over the period of two years.

Abdel Rahman al-Sakka, head of the general board for healthcare, told the Middle East News Agency today that so far 600 cases were included under the umbrella of healthcare while the process is ongoing to include the rest as promised.

Sakka added that 59 percent of Egyptians have health insurance, insisting that the number will increase when the number of female breadwinners mentioned above is added.

He added that providing more people with health insurance will continue until a new law is issued that ensures full healthcare for everyone. (Masriya)

http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=ff714e79-fec7-4e43-9fa5-f8455d8e36f8

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Museo Egizio - Visite guidate

Museo Egizio - Visite guidate | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Giovedì 02 Agosto 2012 ore 17.30 “ PAROLE D’EGITTO, I SEGRETI DEI GEROGLIFICI”. Un itinerario tematico sulla nascita e l’evoluzione dei geroglifici, uno dei sistemi di scrittura più affascinanti della storia. Durata 90 minuti, €4,00 a persona (per famiglie).

Sabato 04 e Domenica 05 Agosto 2012, ore 10.30 “GEROGLIFICI...CHE EMOZIONE!”. Un percorso sviluppato per rivelare ad adulti e bambini i misteri della scrittura degli antichi egizi, Durata 60 minuti, € 3,50 a persona (per famiglie).

Giovedì 9 Agosto 2012, ore 17.30 “ LA DONNA AL TEMPO DEI FARAONI”. “La signora della casa”, la musa ispiratrice di numerosi componimenti poetici è protagonista di un percorso che illustra il ruolo della donna nella civiltà faraonica.. Durata 90 minuti, € 4,00 a persona (per famiglie).

Sabato 11 e Domenica 12 Agosto 2012, ore 10.30 "A CASA DI KHA". Un percorso coinvolgente per raccontare la vita quotidiana degli antichi egizi e le abitudini di una famiglia vissuta più di 3000 anni fa. Durata 60 minuti, € 3,50 a persona (per famiglie).

Giovedì 16 Agosto 2012, ore 17.30 “DIVINITA’ E SPIRITUALITA’ NELL’ANTICO EGITTO”. Interpretare la volontà degli dei è un’esigenza primaria nella vita degli antichi egizi. Un’occasione per riscoprire le forze divine, tra arte e mitologia. Durata 90 minuti, € 4,00 a persona (per famiglie).

Sabato 18 e Domenica 19 Agosto 2012, ore 10.30 "ANIMALI O DEI?" Nell’Egitto faraonico la presenza “divina” è percepita in ogni aspetto dell’esistenza umana. Come riconoscere le forme con cui di volta in volta gli dei manifestano il loro smisurato potere? Una passeggiata nelle sale del Museo rivelerà ai ragazzi e ai loro genitori le caratteristiche di ogni entità divina. Durata 60 minuti, € 3,50 a persona (per famiglie).

Giovedì 23 Agosto 2012, ore 17.30 “ PAROLE D’EGITTO, I SEGRETI DEI GEROGLIFICI”. Un itinerario tematico sulla nascita e l’evoluzione dei geroglifici, uno dei sistemi di scrittura più affascinanti della storia. Durata 60 minuti, €4,00 a persona (per famiglie).

Sabato 25 e Domenica 26 Agosto 2012, ore 10.30, “UNA FAME DA OLTRETOMBA: menù per il corpo e per lo spirito”, una visita dedicata al valore del cibo per la civiltà faraonica. Cosa mangiavano gli uomini del tempo? E cosa riservavano ai faraoni o al viaggio nell’al di là? Durata 60 minuti, € 3,50 a persona (per famiglie).

Giovedì 30 Agosto 2012, ore 17.30 “ LA DONNA AL TEMPO DEI FARAONI”. “La signora della casa”, la musa ispiratrice di numerosi componimenti poetici è protagonista di un percorso che illustra il ruolo della donna nella civiltà faraonica.. Durata 90 minuti, € 4,00 a persona (per famiglie).

Tutti gli appuntamenti sopra descritti prevedono la prenotazione obbligatoria. I prezzi indicati non comprendono il Biglietto d’Ingresso tel. 011.4406903 o info@museitorino.it

http://www.museoegizio.it/pages/schedaNews.jsp?t=1&idNews=315

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Le président égyptien promet d'ouvrir une mission diplomatique dans la bande de Gaza (Hamas)

Le Premier ministre de l'autorité du Hamas à Gaza, Ismaïl Haniyeh, a déclaré samedi que le président égyptien Mohamed Morsi avait promis d'ouvrir une mission diplomatique égyptienne dans la bande de Gaza.A son retour d'une visite de trois jours au Caire, où il s'était entretenu avec M. Morsi et les hauts dirigeants des Frères musulmans, M. Haniyeh a affirmé à la presse que sa visite avait été "positive et fructueuse".

"Le président a promis de dépêcher une équipe pour discuter de l'ouverture d'un consulat égyptien dans la bande de Gaza", a annoncé M. Haniyeh, soulignant qu'il s'agissait d'un "succès fructueux" de sa visite en Egypte.

Il a estimé que la présence d'une mission diplomatique égyptienne dans la bande de Gaza "faciliterait la vie des personnes dans la bande de Gaza et mettrait un terme à leurs souffrances".

L'Egypte a fermé son bureau de représentation diplomatique dans la bande de Gaza juste après la prise en main manu militari par le Hamas de cette enclave côtière en juin 2007.

Plus tôt samedi, M. Haniyeh a indiqué au journal Falastin basé à Gaza qu'il avait invité M. Morsi et les dirigeants des Frères musulmans à visiter la bande de Gaza.

"J'ai convenu avec le président Morsi de prendre immédiatement une série de décisions visant à faciliter la vie dans la bande de Gaza, notamment en ce qui concerne le mouvement des populations au passage frontalier de Rafah, en assouplissant les restrictions", a déclaré M. Haniyeh. (CRI.cn)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Choice of Salafist as Egypt's minister of religious endowments provokes criticism

Choice of Salafist as Egypt's minister of religious endowments provokes criticism | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
A number of religious and political figures expressed their discontent with the appointment of Mohamed Yosri Ibrahim as minister of religious endowments – Awqaf – in the new cabinet, voicing fears that this heralds an imposition of Wahabbism, a Saudi-influenced conservative form of Islam.According to a statement issued by a number of Sufis and moderate religious groups, the choice of Ibrahim, a member of the Salafist Call, to head the Ministry of Awqaf will negatively influence Egypt cultural and religious identity. The ministry regulates mosques and is responsible for the issuing of licenses to preachers.

In the statement the groups stressed that their efforts in fending off what they saw as a Wahhabi influence will not be limited to statements. They further accused Ibrahim of denying doctrines of Al-Azhar in his writing. Al-Azhar is widely perceived as a moderate religious institute, and the main centre of Islamic education in the world.

Mohamed Ibrahim who received his PhD from Al-Azhar revealed on Friday on his official twitter account that he accepted to head the Ministry of Awqaf following a meeting with newly appointed prime minister Hisham Qandil. (Ahram Online)

More : http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/48922/Egypt/Politics-/Choice-of-Salafist-as-Egypts-minister-of-religious.aspx

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Egypt-actus
Scoop.it!

Maintain independent antiquities ministry, Egypt's archaeologists tell Morsi

Maintain independent antiquities ministry, Egypt's archaeologists tell Morsi | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it
Egyptian archaeologists have sent a petition to President Mohamed Morsi and Prime Minister Hisham Qandil asking them to not to merge the antiquities ministry with the culture ministry, and to maintain its cabinet status.

According to a press release, which the Ahram Online has a copy of it, the archaeologists' syndicate said:

"For 30 years we lived under a corrupt system that was hostile to our cultural heritage... It kept it under the control of outsiders who sold it cheaply.

The former regime always stood against our independence and even hindered the establishment of an archaeologists' syndicate.

We must keep the ministry independent in order to prevent its resources being consumed by other ministries which they will spend on everything except preserving and protecting Egypt’s heritage, which has been suffering from neglect for decades.

The revolution took place and a new separate and independent antiquities ministry was created in the cabinet. This decision was welcomed by all archaeologists, curators and restorers who work in the field.

It does not make sense to retreat to a status that we were forced into by the old regime.

Our cultural and archaeological heritage must be protected and it deserves to be singled out for a separate and independent ministry that looks after its affairs.

We must work to reveal more secrets of our ancestors and their civilization, as well as document thousands of archaeological sites and hundreds of thousands of artefacts on display in museums.

Egypt’s cultural heritage has made our history and is an important source of the country’s national revenue." (Nevine El-Aref/Aham Online)

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/48850/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Maintain-independent-antiquities-ministry,-Egypts-.aspx

more...
No comment yet.