Ahmad Aboul-Wafa

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Word on the Street

CAIRO: How the government has performed in light of recent events, such as the outbreak of bird flu in the country and the ferry disaster in February, has people talking. The government has been ridiculed, both in local and international press, for its handling of certain situation, with the most notable being its reaction to …

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Reacting to the renewal

CAIRO: Last Sunday, Prime Minister Ahmad Nazif asked parliament to extend the highly controversial Emergency Law for another two years. For approval, it needs two thirds of parliament to back it and, with the National Democratic Party providing more than enough candidates, it was soon passed. The extension was expected in spite of the campaign …

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Word on the Street

CAIRO: On Monday, Egypt and the entire region were rocked by the triple bombings that struck Dahab in the Sinai and claimed the lives of 24 people, while injuring dozens of others. The following day, two suicide bombers attacked again in the North Sinai, although the second day of attacks resulted in no deaths other …

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Telecom talk

CAIRO: Akil Bashir the chairman of Telecom Egypt; the country’s only fixed line operator announced that due to losses incurred by the company in its local call service being estimated at LE 800 million, the company will raise prices and decrease free minutes allowed per residential line. The monthly subscription fee will rise from LE …

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