Egypt

Egypt's Mubarak Likely to Retain Vast Wealth

Mubarak Family May Have as Much as $70 Billion Stashed Away, Experts Estimate

President Hosni Mubarak's power may have visibly crumbled before the world on Jan. 25 when protesters took to the streets of Cairo, but his personal wealth will likely be intact when he leaves office as pledged at the end of the year, or sooner if the crowds have their way.

Experts say the wealth of the Mubarak family was built largely from military contracts during his days as an air force officer. He eventually diversified his investments through his family when he became president in 1981. The family's net worth ranges from $40 billion to $70 billion, by some estimates.

Amaney Jamal, a political science professor at Princeton, said those estimates are comparable with the vast wealth of leaders in other Gulf countries

Source: http://abcnews.go.com/Business/egypt-mubarak-family-accumulated-wealth-days-military/story?id=12821073

One Video Tells Thousand Stories: Police van killed/injured protesters in Cairo

Disturbing video of police murder/brutality in Cairo.

Dublin Demo in Solidarity with the Egyptian People

04/02/2011 - 15:30
04/02/2011 - 17:30

Update of Dublin Demo in Solidarity with the Egyptian People:

There is a call for a massive Demo by the Palestinian Rights Institute(PRI), the Egyptian and Muslim community and other groups to meet at the Spire O'Connell street followed by a march to the Egyptian Embassy in Solidarity with the Egyptian People, all are welcome, please invite as many people to this event as possible.

Time: 3.30pm on Friday the 4th of February.
Location:
Meet at the Spire, O'Connell Street, Dublin.
http://www.yelp.ie/map/the-spire-dublin

Egyptian Embassy, 12 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
http://www.yelp.ie/map/embassy-of-egypt-dublin

The road to the Middle East runs through Cairo by Marnie Holborow

The road to the Middle East  runs through Cairo by Marnie Holborow

One million people clamour for their president to go - Michael Jansen - Irish Times 020211

One million people clamour for their president to go

MICHAEL JANSEN in Cairo

Coming from every direction, men, women and children line up cheerfully to flash identity cards at army checkpoints

OVER ONE million protesters yesterday poured into the broad square at the heart of the Egyptian capital for an eighth day to demand an end to the 30-year reign of President Hosni Mubarak. Although organisers had promised a “million man” march to the presidential palace in distant Heliopolis, the vast throng remained at Tahrir (Liberation) Square. “It doesn’t matter where we are,” said one man. “Our message is clear; Mubarak has to go.”

The area was cordoned off by battle tanks, armoured troop carriers, razor wire and troops toting automatic rifles. Since the army command had dubbed the protest “legitimate” and pledged not to use force against participants, smiling young soldiers in too-large helmets stood by as men, women and children filed slowly into the square, filling the entire historic site.

Women of Egypt..Fight for freedom!

 

Syndicate content