People in Egypt

  • Extremists attacked mosque in Egypt

    EGYPT, 2017/11/29 Extremists attacked mosque in Egypt because they believe Sufi Muslim worshippers are heretics who must be ‘eradicated’ Rawda Mosque is frequented by Sufi Muslims, followers of a mystical form of Islam that is deemed to be heretical by Islamic National and other Sunni extremists. On Friday, at least 305 Egyptians were killed by terrorists who detonated a bomb in a crowded mosque, again sprayed frantic worshippers with gunfire as they fled. It was deadliest attack in the country’s modern history. It “was horrific,” local Ibrahim Sheteewi told The New York Times.
  • Children on the move from Africa do not first aim to go to Europe, new UNICEF study shows

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/29 Children on the move into Europe from Africa take the decision to leave home on their own and do not initially intend to go to Europe. For the majority the systematic trauma and abuse they witnessed or suffered in Libya caused them to flee to Europe and take the terrifying Central Mediterranean sea route, according to a new study commissioned by UNICEF and carried out by REACH.
  • 'Family Planning is Not Only Life-Saving, But Empowering'

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/12 "Contraceptives empower women. And empowered women ... well, they transform societies" Contraceptives are "one of the greatest anti-poverty innovations the world has ever known", philanthropist Melinda Gates said on Tuesday, calling for family planning to be a world priority. Access to birth control boosts economic productivity by allowing women to earn an gain and leads to smaller families with additional resources to spend on children's health and education, Gates said.
  • Africa population growth key at AU summit

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  • Africa facing shortfall of 50 million jobs by 2040

    BOTSWANA, 2017/07/02 Unemployment crisis will ravage the continent if it doesn’t opt for market-based development, according to statement by Tony Blair’s Institute Parts of Africa could face a massive unemployment crisis by 2040, with “catastrophic” consequences for the world economy, new research has found. The statement predicted a shortfall of 50 million jobs, which should serve as a “wake up call” for governments across much of the continent, inclunding international donors and agencies. According to the analysis by the Tony Blair Institute for World Change, based on world bank data, the labour force in sub-saharan Africa will be 823 million by 2040, up from 395 million in 2015. However, total number of jobs is only expected to hit 773 million, it said, leaving 50 million people in Africa unemployed.
  • Omar Sharif Dies At 83

    EGYPT, 2015/07/12 'Lawrence of Arabia' and 'Doctor Zhivago' star multiple award-winning actor, Omar Sharif, died on Friday from a heart attack at a Cairo hospital, aged 83, his agent Steve Kenis said according to a BBC statement. Egypt-born Sharif won two Golden Globe awards and an Oscar nomination for his role as Sherif Ali in David Lean's 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia. Before this year, his agent confirmed that he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Omar Sharif was born on April 10, 1932 as Michel Demetri Chalhoub in Alexandria, Egypt, to a Melkite Catholic family of Lebanese descent. He studied at Victoria College, where he became active in sports and developed interest in theatre and acting. Next obtaining a degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Cairo, he worked for five years in his father's precious wood business before studying acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.