Daily Archives: July 12, 2013

Turkey says shipping trade with Egypt still going on

Egypt: Turkey’s customs and trade minister Hayati Yazici has dismissed ‘groundless’ allegations that ro-ro transport from Turkey to Egypt has stopped or slowed down, Anadolu has reported. “The ro-ro shipments from Mersin port have been transported to Iskenderun port due to some reasons of domestic free market economy,” Yazici said. “Apart from this, allegations that Turkish-Egyptian shipping trade stopped or slowed down were groundless.” [AMEInfo.com]

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Egyptian hotel prices drop

Egypt: According to hotel comparison website trivago.co.uk, hotel prices have dropped in some Egyptian destinations, following protests and unrest throughout the country since June 28, Travel Daily News has reported. Hotel prices in Alexandria and Cairo, where violent demonstrations were held, have decreased by 18% and 13% year-on-year, respectively. One night in July will cost an average of £85 in Alexandria and £71 in Cairo, compared with £104 and £82, respectively, this time last year. [AMEInfo.com]

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IMF says $4.3bn loan negotiations with Egypt on hold

Egypt: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said it is not currently discussing a possible $4.8bn loan with Egypt’s interim government, and its decision on whether to engage would be guided by the views of the international community, Reuters has reported. “In determining how to deal with the interim government of Egypt, we will be guided, as is usually the case in these circumstances, by the views of the international community, in particular those of the Fund’s membership,” IMF spokesman, Gerry Rice, told reporters. [AMEInfo.com]

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Journey to matric

The Weekend Post is today launching a project called Journey to Matric Through High School, where five Grade 8 pupils from different schools around Nelson Mandela Bay will be tracked during their five years of high school.

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Eagles soar as Valke implode

The South Western District Eagles overturned a halftime deficit to defeat the Valke 38-37 (halftime 10-25), with the Eagles outscoring their hosts by six tries to five, in an Absa Currie Cup First Division match at the Barnard Stadium in Kempton Park on Friday. The Eagles looked dead and buried when Coert Cronje sauntered through […]

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Obasanjo to head AU monitors ahead of Zim polls

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo will lead a team of 60 African Union monitors to Zimbabwe for the July 31 election, says the organisation.

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Mandla Mandela lodges formal complaint against lawyers

Mandla Mandela press Mandla Mandela lodges formal complaint against lawyers

Former president Nelson Mandela’s grandson Mandla Mandela has lodged a formal complaint against two lawyers who represented 16 members of his family in a case against him. read more

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A treasure trove of detail, but some loose threads

Historian and former communist activist Paul Trewhela takes issue with aspects of Bob Hepple’s autobiography.

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Zuma’s behind a conspiracy against me

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Aliens are trolling the history books

"Ancient Aliens" is a stupid and unconvincing show, but it’s also strangely riveting.

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