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Egypt's 6 Richest Men in 2013

Egypt's 6 Richest Men in 2013 | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Nassef Sawiris: Net Worth:$6.5 billion (the 199th richest person in the world.)

Profession:The CEO of Orascom Construction Industries

 

Naguib Sawiris: Net Worth:$2.5 billion Profession:A businessman and politician.

 

Mohamed Mansour: Net Worth:$2.2 billion (Africa’s 10th richest man) Profession:one of the owners of one of the biggest seller of GM vehicles all over the world, and the owner of the Egypian sumpermarket (METRO).

 

Onsi Sawiris: Net Worth:2 billion Profession:The founder of Orascom conglomerate

 

Yassen Mansour: Net Worth:$2 billion Profession:one of the largest shareholders in palmhills and the largest seller of GM vehicles in the world.

 

Youssef Mansour: Net Worth:$1.95 billion Profession:one of the owners of one of the biggest seller of GM vehicles all over the world.

 

http://arabia.msn.com/news-gallery/news-gallery-detail/4255/egypts-richest-men-in-2013/#Youssef-Mansour

 

 

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Scandalous Doli Shahin rubs Egypt's Salafists up the wrong way

Scandalous Doli Shahin rubs Egypt's Salafists up the wrong way | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Salafists in Egypt have denounced the Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, for sponsoring a festival attended by a skimpily-clad Lebanese singer in the Red Sea tourist city of Ghardaka.

Salafist leader and member of the Constituent Assembly, Sheikh Moahmmed Al-Azahri, snubbed the Muslim Brotherhood funding of the festival and said the Islamists have lost their credibility. 

Activist and founder of the Salafists Youth Union, Ahmed Yousif, accused the Muslim Brotherhood of trying to appease liberals and seculars and not prioritizing religion. 

The turnout of the glamorous Lebanese singer, Doli Shahin, wearing a black mini dress, in the festival has cause a stir on Twitter. 

One tweep said maybe Egyptians should give the Brotherhood another chance, “who knows, maybe they will bring Shakira or Beyonce to Egypt?”

Another tweet said “Brotherhood sponsoring Shahin in Ghardaka? I will stay as supporter of the Brotherhood.”

However, other Twitter users expressed some solemnness when rejecting the Islamist government’s sponsoring of the singer while violence is ongoing in Egypt. 

Another three people have been killed in the political violence sweeping Egypt, medics said on Tuesday, pushing the death toll from five days of clashes to at least 52, AFP reported. 

President Mohamed Mursi on Sunday imposed a month-long state of emergency and night-time curfews on Port Said, Ismailiya and Suez, the three provinces most affected

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Egypt's top Muslim cleric cancels Saudi visit over perceived slight

Egypt's top Muslim cleric cancels Saudi visit over perceived slight | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

Cairo airport officials say Egypt's top Muslim cleric cancelled a visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of its monarch when he discovered that senior delegates traveling with him were assigned economy class seats by their Saudi hosts.

The officials said Sheik Ahmed al-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar — Sunni Islam's highest seat of learning — angrily disembarked from a Saudi-bound airliner shortly before takeoff on Wednesday and instructed his delegation to follow suit. Al-Tayeb was assigned a first class seat.

The Egyptians were due to perform the minor pilgrimage to Mecca, or umrah, before flying to the Saudi capital Riyadh to attend Monday's award ceremony for the King Faisal International Prize for scientific and religious achievement.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the matter's sensitivity.

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Egypt-o-Mania! Exploring King Tut’s Cultural Influence—and His Connection to the Downton Abbey Mansion

Egypt-o-Mania! Exploring King Tut’s Cultural Influence—and His Connection to the Downton Abbey Mansion | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

For a period of several months in 1978 and 1979, the most valuable pieces of real estate in all of Manhattan may well have been spots at the front of the line for “Treasures of Tutankhamun,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Some eight million people visited the Tut exhibition—a number not only greater than the population of New York at the time, but more than Tut ruled when he was king. This was the beginning of the art-museum blockbuster show. Vanity Fair contributing editor David Kamp’s remarkable piece on the exhibition and the sensation it caused, “King of New York,” brings readers back to “one of the most all-encompassing cultural phenomena of the second half of the 20th century.”

 

The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon of Tutankhamun’s undisturbed tomb with its staggering wealth of solid-gold treasures gave rise to the first burst of Tut-mania, which swept the next few years of the decade. It erupted not only through fashion and fads, but had a huge effect on architecture. Indeed, it is because Tut-mania coincided with the birth of Hollywood and the building boom of the great movie palaces that so many theaters from that time were designed to look like Egyptian temples.

In the early 70s, two prominent and patrician museum directors were vying for not only the public’s attention but also its purse: J. Carter Brown, at Washington’s National Gallery, and Thomas Hoving, at the Metropolitan Museum, in New York. Each man had long had his eye on the Tut treasures, then moldering in the dilapidated Egyptian Museum, in Cairo.

But the decisive impetus actually came from Richard Nixon, who made a triumphal state visit to Egypt in the waning days of his doomed presidency. Looking for something—anything—that could be hailed as an “agreement” to sign, Nixon settled with Egyptian president Anwar Sadat on a traveling exhibition of Tut’s funerary haul. By 1976, some 55 of the choicest artifacts were crossing the Atlantic on a U.S. Navy ship.

Everything from Nixon’s phlebitis and the Yom Kippur War to Bloomingdale’s, Egyptian cab drivers, Doonesbury, Steve Martin and Saturday Night Live, the mansion from Downton Abbey, and a Nile mosquito have parts to play in this story. The impact of the exhibition was not just cultural.

“Treasures of Tutankhamun” boosted the economy of every city it passed through. It pumped an estimated $111 million into New York alone, at a time when the city desperately needed money. Along the way, museum directors became showmen, curators became entrepreneurs, and there would be no turning back.

 

http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2013/03/king-tut-downton-abbey-connection

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Head of Egypt’s Shoura council calls for stopping a ‘hot movie’ on a plane trip

Head of Egypt’s Shoura council calls for stopping a ‘hot movie’ on a plane trip | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

The head of Egypt’s Shoura council caused a stir during a flight from Sudan to Egypt when he called on the plane’s staff to stop screening a movie featuring “Hot Scenes”, according to an Egyptian daily.

Ahmed Fahmy, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) and parliament’s upper house speaker, wanted to put a stop to the screening of the movie on the flight. However, passengers on the flight rejected his requests to do so, according to the Egyptian privately owned Arabic daily Al Masry Al Youm.

A brief verbal altercation took place during the flight between the crew and the council delegation which was resolved when the captain intervened and lifted the television screens in front of the council members.

Fahmy was on a visit to the Sudanese capital of Khartoum to stress the importance of revitalizing relations between Egypt and Sudan.

The speaker claimed that Egypt’s parliamentary body had established a new committee to serve mutual Egyptian and African interests in the region, reported Arab Today.net.

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Stop the pigeon: Mursi’s Renaissance bird under custody

Stop the pigeon: Mursi’s Renaissance bird under custody | Égypt-actus | Scoop.it

In an incident that brings back old mailing tools, a pigeon was found Sunday in Egypt’s northeastern city of Qalyubia with a written message tied to one of its feet and a microfilm attached to the other, a local newspaper reported.

The Qalyubia Security Directorate said that a security guard called Saber Ibrahim filed a report (numbered 302) after he found “an injured homing pigeon carrying a message that reads "Islam Egypt" and a microfilm,” reported Ahram Online.

“The pigeon has been sent to the Criminal Investigation Department while the microfilm has been sent to the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) to be developed,” reported the website.

 

The pigeon was seized and taken by police, along with the letter and the film, to criminal laboratory for investigation. No further details were announced until now.

However, the incident prompted some sarcastic responses among Egyptian Twitter users, who associated the letter to President Mohamed Mursi, who has always referred to his Freedom and Justice Party’s Renaissance Project as a bird that would fly the Egypt’s obstacles.

Egyptian activist Samira Ibrahim tweeted saying: “Breaking: The Renaissance pigeon is now under custody and is now held a Shubra police department.”

 

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