Friday, June 24, 2022

Qatar’s Tamim in Cairo : It is called politics

Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani arrived to Cairo on Friday in a two-days visit that is the first since the famous Ula Reconciliation Declaration in January 2021 between Qatar and the Quartet countries (Egypt, Saudi Arabia , United Arabi Emirates and Bahrain).

Tamim was received warmly by Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

Abdel Fattah El-Sisi receiving Tamim in Cairo on Friday
Abdel Fattah El-Sisi receiving Tamim in Cairo on Friday 
"Egyptian Presidency" 

It is expected that on Saturday that they will hold talks and new business and economic agreements aka Qatari investments mostly will be announced just like in the case of Saudi Arabia and Emirates in the past four weeks. It is not a secret that in the economic crisis , Egyptian government did not hide that it needs direct foreign investments and our brothers are in the Gulf are going to help us.

In March 2022 , Egyptian and Qatari officials agreed on a package of USD 5 billion in investments and partnerships in Egypt. On Wednesday , Egypt and Qatar signed a MoU on financial policies coordination in Doha.

I expect that the talks will be about energy sector and it won’t be surprised that Qatar is interested in liquefying its gas in Egypt to export it to Europe just like Israel and EU’s deal last week. Already Algeria will be the second stop for Tamim’s tour. Other than being Arab countries , gas is the common factor between Egypt, Qatar and Algeria.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Dear Egypt, you have a femicide problem that you must face

Egypt has got a femicide problem and it seems that it is growing over time as it is not being dealt with as it should.

Monday afternoon, Egypt was shocked to read the news coming from Dahaqliya governorate that a female student was killed in the board daylight right outside the Campus of Mansoura University by her fellow student.

She was slaughtered to be accurate in the description according to an extreme shocking video that showed the last moments of her murder and the arrest of the murderer.

The videos and photos of her body in a yellow shirt and blue jeans lying in her own blood on the dirty pavement till the arrival of the police are among the worst scenes one can see this year.

21-Naira Ashraf, a student in the Faculty of Arts at Mansoura University was killed by a fellow student whom she rejected his advances several times. According to reports, the murderer turned out to be an A+ student according to the professors in the faculty.

Late Naira Ashraf
Late Naira Ashraf 

He and Naira are from the same village in Mahalla city in Dahaqliya governorate, Nile Delta. He loved Naira who is stunningly beautiful and asked for her hand in marriage, but she rejected him.

 According to her father who works as a teacher, the 21-years-student did not want to marry at that stage and wanted to focus on her study and her career.

The murderer stalked Naira offline and online to the level that she blocked him on Facebook according to her friends and even filed a complaint at the police station against him according to some reports.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Ramy Fahim case: Chapter Three “A murder in Anaheim by An Irvin Man”

When Fahim moved to work at Pence Wealth Management, it was the beginning of the end for three people including himself.

Ramy Fahim as a suspect
A screenshot from Fox LA's report about the crime in April 

In the previous chapter last week, we stopped at September 2021 when Ramy Fahim, current Minister of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates Nabila Makram’s eldest son announced that he was going to work in a wealth management company in California.

Ramy Fahim joined Pence Wealth Management in Newport Beach, California as a full-time research associate in November 2021 which means he only worked there for 6 months only.

The only known connection known between Fahim and victim Griffin Cuomo was the fact that they were co-workers at Pence Financial Group.

Griffin Cuomo was a fresh graduate from Chapman University in 2021 with a B.A. in Strategic and Corporate Communication with a minor in Creative and Cultural Industries.

He had a girlfriend called Vivien. He joined the company in May 2021 as a marketing and media assistant.

Late Griffin Cuomo 

Now searching around online, the profile of the late Griffin Cuomo was featured in the “Meet the team” with his photo in black and white on the official website of Pence Capital Management before it was removed.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Her name was Ghufran Harun Warsaneh and she was the second journalist to be killed by Israel in less than a month

Late Ghufran Warsaneh
A month has not passed after the cold-blooded murder of Palestinian American veteran journalist Shireen Abu Akleh and we got another journalist killed in a cold blood while doing her job by the only democracy in the Middle East’s Army , the Israeli Army.

On Wednesday , 31-years-old Ghufran Warsaneh was just doing her first news report from the field to Al-Quds radio station in the South of occupied West Bank when she was shot down by the Israeli Army.

It was her third day in the job.

Contrary to the testimonies of Palestinian eye witnesses , the Israeli army claimed that the young reporter was trying to attack the soldiers by a knife mentioning the fact that she was a former detainee in Israeli detention for three months

That was Ghufran’s first job as a reporter after being released from three month detention at an Israeli occupation prison. 

Here was late Ghufran during filming a project for her faculty.

Friday, June 3, 2022

Ramy Fahim's case: Chapter Two "Ramy”

Despite putting up a brave face in the past two days, Minister Nabila Makram of Immigration and Egyptian Expatriates teared up when she found herself in front of a standing ovation on Wednesday at the conclusion of the “Egypt Can ... with Industry” Conference.

There was nothing significant for real in the sixth edition of the “Egypt Can” in nutshell but the annual conference which was held at the New Administrative Capital on the outskirts of Cairo and organized by her ministry was the first public event attended by Makram after announcing that her eldest son Ramy was standing trial for murder facing a death penalty in the United States.

Nabila Makram co-inaugurated the conference which aims to benefit from Egyptians abroad’ s expertise with Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly on Tuesday trying to show for real that the matter did not affect her responsibilities as a stateswoman especially after the huge support she received online and from mainstream media. 

Ramy Mounir Fahmy
Ramy Mounir Fahim 

We got the President of Egypt’s National Council for Woman (NCW) Maya Morsi posting a solidarity post on Facebook to her friend Makram telling her “Fear Not nor grieve” in a direct quotation from the story of Prophet Moses “Peace upon him” in the Holy Quran”

“So, we sent this inspiration to the mother of Moses: "Suckle (thy child), but when thou hast fears about him, cast him into the river, but fear not nor grieve for We shall restore him to thee, and We shall make him one of Our apostles." [28-7]

We also got Nabila Makram featured on the cover of Akher Saa Magazine while praying in a Church with the headline ‘Nabila’s tears’ which can also be read in Arabic as “Noble tears” as Nabila is translated means noble in Arabic. “Seriously, that coverage in that way always fire backs”

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

#Coronavirus on the Nile : A Covid-19 live summer coverage

Hopefully and honestly I hope that Coronavirus disappear this summer and this series of live coverage posts disappear. Already coronavirus has started to fade away last two months and many countries in the Arab region began to stop reporting on its daily cases like in Egypt and Jordan and depend on weekly reports. Some other countries stopped it altogether.

A file photo of Egyptian girls wearing face masks in Cairo "Reuters

Yet Coronavirus is still there and its menace has not vanished yet and so we will continue our coverage throughout the summer inshallah.

I won’t do new more posts and hopefully this post will fade away.


Monday, May 30, 2022

Ramy Fahim's case: The Multi-layers of an Egyptian tragedy on American soil “Chapter one: Let it be the will of God”

It is out of the box now; it is not a secret. The lady minister admitted on Saturday and now it is the talk of the town openly.

Nabila Makram and Ramy Fahim
An old photo of Minister Nabila Makram
and her son Ramy Fahim from several
years ago 
Egypt’s Minister of emigration and Egyptian expatriates Nabila Makram announced on Saturday that her son was accused of murder in the United States and is currently standing a trial.

Yes, Minister Nabila Makram’s son eldest Ramy Hany Mounir Fahim has been charged with two counts of murder and is currently standing a trial in the United States.

“Let it be the will of God,” said the minister in her short statement adding that she and her family are going through a difficult time following the accusation of her son committing a murder crime in the United States.

“The court has not issued a final verdict yet.” She said adding that fulfilling her responsibilities as a minister in the Egyptian government does not contradict being a faithful mother who faces bravely her son’s plight.

“Regardless of the consequences, I am as a minister holds my full responsibility towards my position and demands of my work and I separate obviously between what is personal and what is public,” she said.

“As a mother, I ask you to pray for me and for my family in this ordeal and I pray with you for my son Ramy and for the victims who met their lord” Her statement read.

In a last plea to the media, the minister called it to be careful in what is published and to consider honesty and humanity in dealing with that ordeal that befell an Egyptian family waiting for a ruling that is still in the knowledge of the unseen and in the conscience of the judge.