Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The return of Gamal Mubarak : More than clearing a name !?

 For the past 48 hours Egypt has not nothing to speak about except that sudden return of Gamal Mubarak on Tuesday. 

Egyptians have forgotten that on Thursday the Central Bank of Egypt's (CBE) Monetary Policies Committee (MPC) is going to convene mostly to raise once again the key interest rates and thus to devalue the Egyptian pound against the US dollar for the second time in less than 6 months. 

You can not blame then because Gamal Mubarak made a sudden reappearance in the most provoking way especially that we saw in Philippines how Bongbong Marcos , the son of the infamous dictator Ferdinand Marcos won the presidential elections in an ugly warning tale.

 In case you do not know Gamal Mubarak , the youngest son of late ousted Hosni Mubarak released a video statement allegedly to clear the name of his family following the decision of the General Court of the European Union to uphold its previous decision to unfreeze the Mubaraks' assets in Europe. 

You can watch here without translation because for some unknown reason to us , Gamal Mubarak decided to speak English in most of the video. He speaks nearly 17 minutes in English. 

In case you do not know Gamal Mubarak was among the main reasons why Egyptians revolted on 25 and 28 January 2011 leading to the ouster of his father and the fall of his regime. 

Gamal Mubarak was groomed to become the next president of Egypt after Hosni Mubarak. 

 I do not understand if this video is a message to the Egyptians or the World or the West or what. Does he try to impress that class of Egyptians who are always impressed by anyone who speaks English or French fluently !? 

Some say that he is just trying to find his way back to business and I do not know what kind of business or what businesses we are speaking about.

Sunday, May 15, 2022

She was Shireen Abu Akleh : Our friend from Palestine

I chose journalism to be close to people. It might not be easy to change the reality but at least I could bring their voice to the world. I am Shireen Abu Akleh.

Shireen Abu Akleh

I think if you follow the news internationally or regionally , you do not need to know whom I am speaking about. In case you do not know , I am speaking late Shireen Abu Akleh , the famous Al-Jazeera correspondent in Palestine who was killed in cold blood by reportedly Israeli occupation forces in occupied West Bank on Wednesday. 

Shireen Abu Akleh
Shireen Abu Akleh and pigeons of Palestine
 The crime made international headlines that turned in to international outcry and anger following the barbaric attack of Israeli occupation Forces on her popular funeral on Friday in occupied East Jerusalem.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The cold-blooded murder of icon journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in Jenin : Her only crime was she was a Palestinian and a Journalist “Graphic”

It is the shock of the day.

In case you do not know, 51-years-old veteran journalist American-Palestinian Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Israeli occupation forces according to her colleagues and mounted evidence earlier Wednesday Morning.

That shocking moment when Shireen Abu Akleh laid dead and beside her a shocked and  scared Shaza Hayanashia
That shocking moment when Shireen Abu Akleh laid dead and beside her a shocked and 
scared Shaza Hayanashia 

Abu Akleh informed Al-Jazeera Network that she was heading to Janin refugee camp at about 6.13 AM Doha local time because Israeli forces stormed Janin refugee camp again and there were clashes between the Israeli forces and Palestinian fighters once again.

For weeks if not months, Israeli forces have been storming areas endlessly in the occupied West bank killing and detaining Palestinians without accountability allegedly for fighting terrorism.

A veteran journalist who started her 25-years as a correspondent for Al-Jazeera Network, Shireen Abu Akleh went with a group of Palestinian journalists to enter the camp from an area near the Israeli forces.

She was an accredited journalist who wore the press vest and helmet when needed and when it was a must.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Kodak Agfa Presents : Egypt’s Spring Flowers Show 2022 in photos and video “Part-2”

First, Happy Easter, Happy Sham El-Nassim,  Happy Sinai Liberation Day, Happy May Day and Happy Eid Fitr😁😁

Second, in a sad turn of events, a fire erupted in Al-Orman botanical park, which is the oldest public park in Giza governorate on Monday. Al-Orman botanical park hosts Egypt’s Spring Flowers Show annually.

The Ministry of Agriculture spokesperson stated that the fire was put off and that it was a limited one and that it erupted in a waste area away from the rare plants and trees in the historical park.

I want to go again to check it.

Anyhow here is the second part of our tour of Egypt’s Spring Flowers Show in 2022 whether in photos or video.

Here is the first part of our tours in photos.

For our quick video tour and I hope my voice in Arabic is not annoying.

Now to the rest of our tour in photos.

It is time for our close-up shots

Inside Egypt's Spring Flowers show 2022
Cactus flowers 

Well , this is not a real macro-shot but still.

Sunday, May 1, 2022

#Coronavirus on the Nile : Covid-19 live coverage in Egypt and Arab world during May 2022

It is the third May under the coronavirus worldwide and there is a hope at least in our part of the world that it would be the last. Unlike the situation in Asia or Europe, there is a significant decline in Covid-19 cases recorded officially in Egypt and other countries in the Arab world.

Masked and unmasked Egyptians at the Flowers Spring Show 2022
Masked and unmasked Egyptians at the Flowers Spring Show 2022

It is not only the official numbers, we do not hear like before in our circles about new cases of coronavirus.

I hope that the coronavirus fades away and that we won’t get that wave of coronavirus in Asia.

Here is our Covid-19 live coverage for May 2022.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2022: Tale of Al-Ashkeef “The end of magic” Ep.30

Happy Eid

Here is our 30th night of Ramadan Arabian nights.

It is our finale for this year’s tale and I hope you like the tale whether as an audio tale or as a televised wacky version.

Our favourite couple animated in 1989 

Now, you can refresh your memory and listen to last night’s episode.

Here is the 30th episode of our tale tonight. It was episode no.612 of our favourite show.

Friday, April 29, 2022

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2022: Tale of Al-Ashkeef “Taking the seal” Ep.29

Ramadan Kareem

Here is our 29th night of Ramadan Arabian nights.

Now, you can refresh your memory and listen to last night’s episode.

Here is the 29th episode of our tale tonight. It was episode no.611 of our favourite show.