Daily Archives: July 12, 2013
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]
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]
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]
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.
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 […]
Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo will lead a team of 60 African Union monitors to Zimbabwe for the July 31 election, says the organisation.
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.
Historian and former communist activist Paul Trewhela takes issue with aspects of Bob Hepple’s autobiography.
"Ancient Aliens" is a stupid and unconvincing show, but it’s also strangely riveting.
Duro Olowu’s award-winning creations are still influenced by the traditional shapes and colours of the continent of his birth.
In a clandestine recording, laced with sexual innuendo, then Sars boss Oupa Magashula and Panganathan “Timmy’’ Marimuthu offered a 28-year-old woman from Marimuthu’s charismatic church a R700 000-a-year Sars post. Listen to the conversation that prompted an investigation and led to Magashule’s resignation.
Former intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden will seek temporary political asylum in Russia, according to human rights groups that met him.