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Vodafone Egypt recognized as the Best Place To Work in Egypt for 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 13 dicembre 2019

Vodafone Egypt, part of the British multinational telecommunications conglomerate, has topped the list of the best places to work in Egypt for 2019. The annual prestigious Best Places To Work program recognizes leading employers around the world and provides employers the opportunity to learn more about the engagement and the satisfaction of their employees and honor those who deliver an outstanding work experience, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organization, and which strive to continuously optimize employment practices.  Vodafone Egypt received outstanding scores across several aspects of their workplace such as leadership, learning & development and culture recognizing the company’s commitment to ensure exciting career prospects for their employees, attracting the best talent with outstanding conditions and making continuous efforts to develop their people and open up their opportunities.

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Banque du Caire, One of the Largest State-owned Banks in Egypt

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 giugno 2019

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), the banking software company, today announces that Banque du Caire has gone live with Temenos Infinity, the omni-channel digital banking product to transform the bank’s multiple banking channels into a fast, seamless and compelling customer journey. At this first stage of the Temenos Infinity implementation, the bank has gone live with digital channels servicing corporate and retail customers. The second phase of the implementation will deliver enhanced customer engagement with the Temenos Infinity real time marketing, digital engagement and digital analytics modules. Temenos Infinity will allow Banque du Caire, which currently operates a network of 225 branches, to increase product agility and take new products and services quicker to market.Temenos Infinity was implemented through APIs as an independent front office platform on the bank’s existing third party core banking system. The bank is also undergoing a core banking system overhaul after choosing the cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos T24 Transact, the next generation core banking product. By selecting Temenos’ integrated, packaged, open, upgradeable banking software Banque du Caire will benefit from accelerated project timelines which will massively reduce the cost of deployment.
With this end-to-end digital transformation project, Banque du Caire will be empowered to not only realize its growth strategy in a cost effective way, but also to bring cutting-edge banking services to its 2.9 million customers in Egypt and to continue working towards the bank’s vision to become the region’s leading bank.With its open API-first design, Temenos Infinity will enable Banque du Caire to connect with a wider ecosystem of financial and non-financial providers as well as the developer community to innovate and bring products to market faster to satisfy the Egyptian public needs. Banque du Caire is a multi-award winning, full-service bank that provides a complete array of products and services to the corporate and retail markets. The bank plays an effective role in financing vital sectors of the national economy through participating in the syndicated loans serving different sectors, as well as in financing SMEs and Microfinance projects. By implementing Temenos packaged, open and upgradeable software, Banque du Caire continues to ensure that the 10,000,000 million transactions processed monthly are fast, secure, and compliant, as well as providing world-class products and services to consumers and small business owners across Egypt.

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TechnipFMC Signs a Major Contract with MIDOR for Their Refinery Expansion and Modernization in Egypt

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 2 novembre 2018

TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) (Paris:FTI) (ISIN:GB00BDSFG982) has signed a major Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract by Middle East Oil Refinery (MIDOR) for the modernization and expansion of their existing complex near Alexandria, Egypt.
This EPC contract covers the debottlenecking of existing units as well as the delivery of new units including a Crude Distillation Unit, a Vacuum Distillation Unit, a hydrogen production facility based on our steam reforming technology, as well as various process units, interconnecting, offsites and utilities.Starting in 2022, the modernized complex will exclusively produce Euro V products, with a 60% increase in the refinery’s original capacity to 160,000 barrels per day of crude oil.
Nello Uccelletti, President of TechnipFMC’s Onshore/Offshore business, stated: “This award demonstrates our long-standing relationship with MIDOR which started in 2001, with the delivery of their grassroot refinery. Over the years, we have supported our client with studies and engineering services. In 2015, we finalized a joint agreement with SACE to ensure an export credit facility to support a major expansion and modernization project, while carrying out early works including FEED and open book estimate. We are proud to support our client MIDOR in improving the production quality of their refinery, considered the most advanced of the Mediterranean region and African continent.” The company is working with MIDOR to complete the remaining conditions precedent to enable project work to commence. The Company will include the contract award in its inbound when all the requirements are fulfilled.Moreover, in the spirit of cooperation with the Egyptian government, TechnipFMC has also been awarded a contract for the basic design of the Assiut refinery Hydrocracker complex.

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The situation in Egypt

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 luglio 2013

The 14th CEC Assembly took note of the recent developments that took place in Egypt. After the largest demonstrations in which millions of Egyptians participated, the military took over power. Violence has erupted in which human lives have been lost. The important political, religious and civil society actors in Egypt seek to reach consensus on the steps to be taken next and that new democratic elections shall be organized soon. The CEC Assembly express its sympathy and solidarity with the Egyptian citizens who are struggling to find ways to bring their country to a stable and functional democracy and fairer economic conditions.We deplore the escalation of violence in Egypt, and we call all actors to refrain from violence.We encourage all actors in the Egyptian society to join their efforts in their journey towards a stable and functional democracy. We particularly encourage peaceful reconciliation between the different parties in society and invite churches in Europe to support such efforts.We call on the CEC member Churches to pray for peace, stability justice, and harmony in Egypt. As Christian Churches, we feel bound to the Coptic Orthodox Church and other Christian churches, our Christian brothers and sisters living in Egypt, and commit ourselves to stay in close contact and communication with them.

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“Islam, Shari’a and Democratic Transformation in the Arab World”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 Mag 2012

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Islam (Photo credit: rogiro)

Roma May 22, 2012 – 15:00 Palazzo Caetani, Via Michelangelo Caetani 32 Prof. Abdullahi Ahmad An-Na‛im Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law – Emory University- Atlanta
Discussants: Prof. Gokhan Bacik- Zirve University, Gaziantep-Turkey H.E. Lamia Mekhemar Ambassador of Republic of Egypt to the Holy See
Prof. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, born in 1946 in Sudan, is a renown scholar of Islam and Human Rights. He has published numerous books, including Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari’a (2008), African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam (2006), Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil Lberties, Human Rights and International Law (1990).Prof. An-Na‛im sees the ongoing events in the Arab World as an opportunity for Islam to bring about political, economic and social transformations in countries such as, for example, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. In his view, “external actors can support liberation struggles, but should not attempt to displace or impose on the independent agency of native actors”, who will need to implement their own strategies to protect women rights, freedom of religion and free-speech. The Conference is meant to address an audience of international actors, including Ambassadors, Politicians and NGO’s officials living and working in Rome.
Organizers of the Conference are the IFIIE Foundation (www.ifiie.org) and Istituto Tevere-Centro pro Dialogo (www.istevere.org) whose goals are to educate leaders to a better understanding of other religious traditions and cultures through a study and discovery of both spiritual differences as well as shared values.

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Egypt Buys More CGM, DDGS

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 25 febbraio 2012

Egypt’s October-to-January imports of corn gluten meal (CGM) reached 50 million metric tons, up 19 percent compared to last year, a development Dr. Hussein Soliman, U.S. Grains Council director in Egypt, attributed to increased production in Egypt’s poultry, fish and dairy sectors. CGM use in fish feed has grown 20 percent in the last three years and continues to trend upward.“Last year, Egypt’s CGM imports reached 164,000 metric tons – a relative milestone compared to 2000 when imports were zero. Egypt is now the largest export market for U.S. CGM,” Soliman noted. Imports of distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) also increased to 109,840 metric tons in calender year 2011, up from 80,000 metric tons last year.

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Tunisia Makes Progress on Feed Testing Laboratory

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 4 febbraio 2012

Loveland Feed & Grain

Loveland Feed & Grain (Photo credit: hellosputnik)

The U.S. Grains Council and Ministry of Agriculture cooperative program to establish a Tunisian central laboratory for feed analysis is well underway, reported Cary Sifferath, USGC regional director.Since moving into their building last September, the laboratory staff has grown to 13, including two technical engineers and five specialized technicians trained in grain inspection, minerals, crude fat and fiber analysis using atomic absorption spectrometry.“Tunisia’s Ministry of Agriculture has recently issued a decree requesting that feed grains importers and feed millers present samples of imported ingredients for quality control analysis,” Sifferath said. “The next step for our program will be working with the new Tunisian Central Laboratory as they begin handling those inspections.“Our ultimate goal is to make sure all feed grain imports meet the same quality standards as U.S. exports do. This is expected to close the price gap we see between U.S. feed grains and our competitors, especially from the Black Sea.”The Tunisian laboratory program is modeled on the Council’s previous success establishing the Egyptian central laboratory. As part of their Council-provided training, Tunisian technicians spent two weeks at Egypt’s RCCF laboratory in November.

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More than 1,000 call on state department to help free detained egyptian blogger

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 14 novembre 2011

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Washington, Dc – More than 1,000 people have joined a popular campaign on Change.org calling on Assistant Secretary Michael Posner to help free Egyptian political activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah. Better Life for Egypt, an organization of Egyptian-Americans with the common goal of advocating for equal rights for all Egyptians, immediately launched the campaign on Change.org following the arrest of Fattah, who was taken into custody after blogging about the Egyptian government’s involvement in a deadly protest on October 9. He is currently in prison awaiting trial for “stealing a military weapon” and “assaulting armed forces.”“Following the terrible events that occurred during the October 9th protest in Cairo that left 28 civilian protesters dead, those who condemned the military’s terrible handling of the situation were taken into custody for baseless accusations,” said Better Life For Egypt Secretary Mary Guirguis, who launched the campaign on Change.org.  “Among those detained was Alaa Abdel Fattah, who has been a pronounced critic of the Supreme Council for Armed Forces. We believe these actions counteract what the January 25th revolution stood for and pose a stumbling block in front of the road to democracy in Egypt.”
News of the online petition campaign’s success is likely to increase pressure on Assistant Secretary Posner to speak out against the imprisonment of Egyptian activists. Within hours of the campaign’s launch, Better Life For Egypt had recruited hundreds of supporters on Change.org, the world’s fastest growing platform for social change. The group is partnering with Egyptian organizations around the world to promote the online petition campaign and ensure that Fattah is freed. “What this small organization has accomplished in just a few days is remarkable,” said Change.org Human Rights Organizer Sarah Marie Ryan. “Armed with only an internet connection and a commitment to free this man, Better Life For Egypt has managed to recruit more than one thousand supporters from all around the world.  Change.org is about empowering anyone, anywhere to demand action on the issues that matter to them, and it has been incredible to watch their campaign take off.”

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On the events of recent days in Cairo

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 ottobre 2011

The Hanging Church is Cairo's most famous Copt...

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In the face of the events of recent days in Cairo, sure in the knowledge of belonging to the same communion in Christ who died and rose, as European Bishops we wish to restate our closeness to all Citizens in Egypt, and especially to our brothers in the Coptic Christian community, affected in these days by the murderous violence against peace, harmony between religions, freedom and human dignity. The presence of Coptic Christians in Egypt dates back to the preaching of Saint Mark the Evangelist, and from that time their community has been a gift for Egyptian society and the whole of the Middle East. Citizens like all others, Christians, too, are committed to the building of society in freedom, justice, truth and love. In this beloved Nation, the friendship existing and manifested at various recent events between people of different religious denominations is a sign of true hope. We call on the governments of the European countries to take a stance in defense of all those who, as Christians, are subjected to attacks because of their religious, ethnic or social belonging. We pray to the Lord for all Christians in Egypt, that He may give them the strength to continue to be authentic witnesses of Christ and of fraternity with all people, without which there will not be a better future for individual nations or humanity.

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Tourism key to the economic recovery of Egypt

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 1 giugno 2011

As the leading foreign exchange earner and representing one in every seven jobs, tourism is a crucial factor in Egypt’s economic recovery, stressed the Prime Minister of Egypt, Essam Sharaf, during an official visit of UNWTO Secretary General, Taleb Rifai, and President and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, David Scowsill, to the country (Cairo, Egypt, 29 May). Meeting with the Prime Minister, the Minister of Tourism, Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour, as well as other public and private tourism representatives, Mr. Rifai and Mr. Scowsill expressed the commitment of the international tourism community to support the sector as a key component of Egypt’s transition.
Prime Minister Sharaf confirmed the strategic importance of tourism for the country’s economic recovery and social stability, especially in the current transition period. “We appreciate your visit and support; tourism is a critical activity for Egypt,” he said. “This is a time for action which will help us get through the current bottleneck; the more we do together, the better,” he added.
“International tourists are slowly beginning to return to Egypt. The sector is a lifeline for our economy and in 2010 accounted for 11.5% of our GDP and US$ 13 billion in revenues. We count on UNWTO and WTTC for the right advice and support,” said the Minister of Tourism, Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour. Mr. Rifai praised the high political support shown for tourism; the principal foreign exchange earner and a leading job creator in Egypt. “Tourism is clearly seen as a national priority involving all areas of public policy and thus can be a major contributor to consolidate the transition,” he said. “Moreover, throughout my visit it has been very clear that the Egyptian tourism sector is fully operational and ready to receive visitors,” he added.
In his meetings with tourism stakeholders, Mr. Rifai underscored the importance of the backing of the international community to Egypt, both politically and financially, as witnessed by the recent announcements of the G8 and the World Bank to commit substantial funds for the country. “Egypt is not only the leading tourism destination in the region, but also a central piece for its political and economic stability,” he said.
14 million international tourists visited Egypt in 2010, generating nearly US$13 billion in international tourism receipts. These receipts represent around 6% of the country’s GDP and over 11% when the full sector is considered. International tourist arrivals saw a decline of 45%in the first quarter of 2011

 

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Will Egypt become a democracy?

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 5 febbraio 2011

The Economist yesterday launches an online debate about Egypt’s future with the motion “This house believes that Egypt will become a democracy within a year.” The debate will run from February 4th until February 10th 2011 at http://www.economist.com/debate.  As the protests that have rocked Egypt for over a week continue, it is unclear what the future holds for the Arabs’ mightiest country. Will the regime crack down fiercely on its opponents to keep Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak, and his cadre in power? Will Mr Mubarak listen to the demands of the protesters and step down immediately? Even if he does, what will that mean for Egypt?  A debate is raging not just in Arab countries but all over the world about whether democracy in Egypt is possible or even desirable. Will Egypt embrace democracy in the next year? Will autocracy prevail? Or will Egypt descend into chaos? Defending the proposition is Anoush Eheshami, professor of international relations, Durham University and joint director, ESRC-Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World.  Contesting the motion is Daniel Pipes, director, Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. The debate will be moderated by Josie Delap, Middle East and Africa editor, The Economist online. The Economist Debate Series is an open community forum – no paid subscription is necessary and anyone can participate.

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Report: Hamas torturing 250 Eritreans in Egypt

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 31 dicembre 2010

Tel Aviv. Approximately 250 Eritrean refugees have been held captive and tortured for the past month by Hamas in northern Sinai, human rights organization EveryOne reported. The Italian-based organization sent an urgent plea to the Egyptian government last Thursday, claiming that the refugees, who were making their way to Israel to seek asylum, were captured by human traffickers. The issue of illegal refugees infiltrating through the Egyptian border has been dominating the news in Israel in recent months, but it appears that many meet a dreadful fate even before reaching the Jewish state. The humanitarian aid group reported that the refugees in question encountered Hamas operatives along the route, who promised to smuggle them into Israel for a payment of $2,000. Instead, they were placed in a detention facility on the outskirts of Rafah, an Egyptian town on the Gaza border, demanding their families in Eritrea pay a $10,000 ransom for their release.
According to Roberto Malini, who heads EveryOne, the NGO is able to communicate with the Eritreans, some of whom arrived in Italy a few months ago but were sent back to Libya, where they were held for three months. During their stay in Italy they were given cell phones so that they can keep the humanitarian aid group updated along the journey. The captors let the prisoners use the phones to request money from their families. The refugees were thus able to relate the poor conditions in which they were being held, and describe their location – a house located near a government building, surrounded by a fruit orchard – and even send photographs of the detention facility.
According to refugees who survived similar journeys and reached Israel, once the ransom is paid, the traffickers escort the prisoners to certain points along the border. Those who are unable to gather the funds will meet a bitter end.EveryOne officials claim that despite their repeated efforts to inform the Egyptian authorities of the dire situation, no action has been taken to remedy it, primarily because terrorist groups are behind the atrocities.

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