Saturday, October 30, 2021

#SudanProtests : The 30th October rallies "Live updates"

On Monday, the world woke up on yet another coup in Sudan as Commander of Sudanese armed forces Abdel Fattah El-Burhan led a military takeover against the civilian transitional government.

Since Monday, the Sudanese people stood in defiance against this military coup admirably organizing rallies and maintaining civil disobedience across the country suffering economically while PM El-Burhan maintains his rejection to support that the military coup.

Sudanese women protesting last week in Khartoum
Sudanese women protesting last week in Khartoum "Twitter"

On the other hand, a strong message by the West led by the United States rejecting the military takeover with strong statements that unfortunately were not been issued by any Arab country so far.

The West created economic pressure on El-Burhan and his junta by freezing the economic aids at a very critical time leading to the release of PM Hamdok who was in Abdel Fattah El-Burhan’s alleged hospitality for 48 hours yet still under house arrest with no access to the public.

So far at least 8 people were killed and a dozen political activists and protesters have been arrested. The internet especially mobile internet is mostly down, which is a well-known tactic.

More political powers and parties are rejecting the coup as well revolution and youth powers are organizing mass rallies across the country on Saturday to stop this military over and to continue the transitional period as it should: Handing over the rule to civilians next month.

It is an important day

I will be posting live updates depending on posts coming from Sudanese people on social media to keep you updated on what is taking place in Sudan.

Monday, October 25, 2021

#SudanProtests :A coup in Sudan “Live updates”

Here is a live update with all the news, videos and photos from Sudan right now following the military coup that took place earlier Monday. 

Sudanese protesters in Khartoum "AFP"

Keeping refreshing this post after the break 

#SudanProtests : Back to square one in Sudan with one of those coups

It was only a matter of time and only the optimistic believed that the warnings from the west had prevented it from happening “Myself included”, but it happened. Sudan has a military coup and once again it is back to square one.

Early morning in Khartoum, military forces began to move and we began to read on Twitter that we are on the verge of seeing a new coup once again in the nation that paid heavy prices for Sudanese military officers with a hunger for power. 

For those who do not know, the Sudanese military should have handed over power to the Civilian Government of Sudan next month but the last three weeks witnessed very alarming developments including an alleged failed coup attempt.

Sudanese protesters against the coup in Khartoum on Monday  "Twitter"
Sudanese protesters against the coup in Khartoum on Monday 

The attempt was followed by an accusation to Civilian Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdok’s government of dividing the country and excluding political powers “mostly the old corrupted powers” and we found some sit-ins claiming to be in favour of a military takeover of power. 

It was an obvious bad plan and Hamdok called the protesters last week to foil and they did go to the streets to show their size and power.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Watch This : Cairo’s Moulid Doll 2021

This should have been posted with the Kodak Agfa’s Moulid Nabi Eve at El-Siyada but due to work pressure, I could not finish editing or post on time.

But it is not never too late to share a video for the latest trend in Moulid Dolls for the year 2021 in the video.

I could not film longer or move around because the vendors were closing down and moving away at the policemen reminded them of the government’s decisions to close the shops at 10 PM.

I hope you like the video “and my voice in Arabic”. If you like the video, please share it.

Happy and blessed Moulid.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Kodak Agfa presents : Moulid Al-Nabi eve at El-Siyada "Plus more photos and videos from all over Egypt"

Happy Moulid Al-Nabi to all the Muslims around the globe or actually to the whole world. 

For a reminder, tonight millions of Muslims around the globe celebrate Prophet Mohamed "PBUH" birthday. Each country has its own traditions in its celebration. For Egypt, it is the time of the year where wear delicious sweets made of nuts covered with sugary syrup whose history goes back to medieval times. 

We also got the old or rather ancient Egyptian Moulid maid or doll and its male equivalent for boy the Moulid knight. 

This year Kodak Agfa went again El-Siyada Zeinab’s famous El-Sad street because she heard they were holding a special Moulid al-Nabi sweets market this year.

Moulid Al-Nabi dolls
Moulid Al-Nabi dolls

This is the latest trend in the modern plastic Moulid Al-Nabi dolls in Egypt this year. 

Happy Moulid Nabi 2021 From Egyptian Chronicles

Egyptian Chronicles say to Happy Moulid Nabi if you are a Muslim and celebrate it.

Moulid doll
This beautiful Moulid doll was on some Moulid sweets box last year 
and I could not ignore how beautiful she was 

Happy Moulid Nabi to all Muslims around the globe especially those in troubled areas.

Today marks the anniversary of Prophet Mohamed “PBUH” birthday according to the Islamic Hijri lunar calendar.

On this occasion wait for a special Kodak Agfa post.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Modern Egypt’s unexplained files: The Coronavirus Vaccine packages in a village canal and El-Sahel Microbus "Updated"

Egypt got mysteries; it is an established fact.

Yet unfortunately, the world is focusing on Egypt’s old mysteries only and is ignoring its modern mysteries for some mysterious reason for real.

We got real interesting mysteries that can baffle you enough to know that those modern Egyptians are the true descendants of those ancient Egyptians, and they continue to create mysteries.

Like for instance those days we got two mysteries in one week: The mystery of the Covid-19 vaccine packages dumped in some canal in Upper Egypt and the mystery of the White Microbus that fell from a bridge and vanished into the Nile with no trace whatsoever.

Let’s start with the first mystery: Why were there thousands of Covid-19 vaccine packages in some canal in Upper Egypt !??

Last Thursday, citizens of a village called Abshaq near Bani Mazar town in Minya governorate found discarded packages of Chinese Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccine in a water canal.

The packages of Sinopharm vaccine as they were found discarded 
in a rural village in Upper Egypt

In no time, photos and videos showing the discarded vaccine packages went viral on social media creating an uproar and soon the Public Prosecution announced that it was investigating the incident.

On Sunday, the Public Prosecution issued a statement announcing more details in the cases after its initial investigation.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Bahrainis against Normalization with Israel protest , Media does not care

On Friday, Bahraini security forces arrested at least 30 Bahraini protesters as a group of Bahrainis organized a protest against the Normalization with Israel.

The protests started right after Friday prayers. The security forces dispersed the protest while it was on its way to the Israeli embassy in Manama.

Bahraini protesters against Israel
Protesters with the flags of Palestine against Bahraini police forces in Manama on 
Friday "Yusuf Al Jamri'

Here is a video showing the anti-riots forces encircling the protesters in Manama on Friday as they protested against the inauguration of the Israeli embassy in their city.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Coronavirus on the Nile: 20 months of Covid-19 in Egypt in graphs

It is the time for those monthly Covid-19 posts in Egyptian Chronicles and believe I will not be sad when I stop writing them inshallah.

This time it is a quick look into official Covid-19 numbers in Egypt after 20 months since its arrival to the country in February 2020.

An Egyptian student receiving vaccination in Cairo
An Egyptian student receiving vaccination in Cairo "Xinhua News" 

The usual disclaimer: According to Minister of Health Hala Zayed in early January, the official numbers of cases represent between 10%-15% of the real number of cases worldwide Egypt included.

Those official numbers represent the patients who enter the ICUs in designated coronavirus isolation public hospitals in the country in critical condition according to official statements, not the mild cases of coronavirus or those who receive treatment at home.

Here is the graph, it is interactive so you can click on it and click on the tabs to compare between 2020 and 2021.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

#Oct73 war anniversary : Watch in Arabic “The Glorious October” short documentary

Happy October war anniversary to all Egyptians and Arabs.

For this year, I stumbled upon this rare short documentary produced by Egyptian TV in December 1973. ‘Thanks to journalist and author Omar Taher on Twitter’

It is called “Glorious October” and it featured the exhibit the government organized in Cairo to show the Israeli prizes of war to the public”

That big exhibit was held in the place of Cairo Opera House in Zamalek or as it was used to know then “The Fairs land”.

The epic moment in that short 12:47 documentary is when an injured soldier who lost his leg danced on late Mohamed Noah’s popular patriotic song “Chiddi Hilek ya bala” or “be strong my country” which was a hit then.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Coronavirus on the Nile: Egypt’s Covid-19 September 2021 numbers in Graph

This is the time of our monthly post about the coronavirus pandemic and its official numbers in graphs in Egypt.

This is the second September to pass in Egypt during the Covid-19 pandemic, unfortunately.

Officially, Egypt entered the fourth wave of Coronavirus in September thus the numbers of the daily cases but there is good news: The rates of vaccination began to accelerate compared to past months.

At Nasr City's Cairo Convention Center that turned into a vaccination centre "UNICEF"
At Nasr City's Cairo Convention Center that turned into a vaccination centre

Disclaimer: According to Minister of Health Hala Zayed in early January, the official numbers of cases represent between 10%-15% of the real number of cases worldwide Egypt included.

First, the official daily cases of coronavirus in Egypt.

Friday, October 1, 2021

#Coronavirus on the Nile : October’s Covid-19 coverage in Egypt and Arab world “Live”

It is another new month in the time of the coronavirus pandemic in Egypt and the World.

It is October and many believe that all the year should be October, well I won’t say no except I miss the Octobers without Coronavirus and its anxiety.

On the first day of school in Cairo on 9 October 2021 "Sayed Hassan"

Currently, Egypt is having its coronavirus fourth wave moment and according to officials, we are going to see it peak in the upcoming three weeks.

Nevertheless, the Egyptian government is trying to intensify its efforts to accelerate the vaccination process, especially it has received millions of doses donated by other foreign countries like the United States. It is expected though as the academic year will start

The government set a goal to vaccinate 40 million Egyptians by the end of 2021. It also set a goal to vaccinate also all university students and staff before the academic year would kick off on 9 October.

We will see if it reaches that goal or not.

Anyhow Please stay safe, keep your social distance and get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Here is our monthly live coverage of everything coronavirus below.