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Giant Snake Killed In Egypt Red Sea (PHOTOS) Tags: Egypt News Northern Africa News
Amazing Giant Snake Found in the Red Sea that killed 320 tourists and 125 Egyptian divers, has been killed by a professional team of elite Egyptian scientists and qualified divers.
 
Names of the scientists who participated in the process of catching the huge snake were: D. Karim Mohammed, d. Mohammed Sharif, d. Mr. Sea, d. Mahmoud students, d. Mazen Al-Rashidi.
 
And the names of the divers who participated in the process of catching the huge snake were: Ahmed leader, Abdullah Karim, fisherman Knight, Wael Mohammed, Mohammed Haridi, spears Alvajuma, Mahmoud Shafik, a full-Sharif. The Snake body has been transferred to in the Egypt morgue at Sharm El Sheikh international animal.
 
 
Source: African Spotlight
Egypt Porn Ban: Court Orders Censorship Of Pornographic Websites Tags: Egypt News Politics Sex African News Northern African News African Elections Politics
An Egyptian court has ordered the government to ban pornographic Internet websites in order to protect society and its values. The decision and a similar initiative in parliament has fed into fears by liberal and secular Egyptians that their country is moving down the path to fundamentalist Islam, following a sweeping victory by Islamists in parliamentary elections.

The ruling Wednesday came from a lower court and can be appealed. Three years ago a court made a similar ruling, but it was not enforced because at the time, officials argued filtering systems were not effective.
 
Human rights activists criticized the latest ruling and warned it was a violation of freedom of information in an already conservative society.
 
The pornographic website issue recently underlined the Islamist domination of parliament, when an ultraconservative lawmaker presented a query asking the government to ban pornographic websites because they endangered the morality of the country's youth. The lawmaker asked the government to introduce legislation banning sites that promote corruption and immorality.
 
Internet specialists said trying to ban pornography with a court ruling or legislation is ineffective. The use of parental controls is considered a more common way to curb access of minors to offensive content.
 
"It is very hard to implement and is ... a waste of resources," said lawyer Soha Abdel-Attie of the Egyptian Initiative for Human Rights. She said it was not clear if the new court order builds on the previous case or was a new ban.
 
Others said the ban is a violation of freedom of expression and information and could be followed by other steps to censor dissidents.
 
Ramy Raoof, an online activist, said during the regime of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak, the government blocked websites of Islamists for brief periods during election times to curb their activities.
 
During the 18-day uprising that toppled Mubarak, the government blocked the Internet for several days in an attempt to disrupt communications among activists. The measure failed to curb huge street protests against the regime.
 
Raoof said barring information is not a practical way to tackle social problems. He said such a court order was broad, lacking specifics on how to implement the ban, how to monitor its implementation, and what sites were deemed offensive.
 
"Censorship presumes that citizens are dumb and lack knowledge, and that the state must carry out that role for them because it knows better," he said. "If you want to protect people from trouble, it is never through withholding information."
 
Last month Tunisia's highest court overturned a similar court ban on pornographic websites that attempted to restore the filtering system in place before the country's revolution against its longtime leader. The court sent the case back to a lower tribunal for review.
 
Source: RT
Egypt Football Clashes: At Least 73 Dead
Category: African Sports
Tags: Egypt News African News African Sport Football
At least 73 people have been killed after a football pitch invasion in Egypt, officials say. Clashes are said to have broken out as fans flooded the field seconds after the game in the northern coastal city of Port Said finished. Some reports say the death toll is as high as 73.

Hundreds more had been injured amid reports of rocks, bottles, flares and fireworks being thrown, health ministry officials told state TV.
 
It is being described as the worst disaster in the history of Egyptian football.
Details of the violence emerged, a football match in Cairo was called off in mourning and television footage showed sections of the stadium on fire. An announcer said the blazes had been started by fans angry over the cancellation.
 
 
 
A security official and a medic in Port Said said fans of the home team, Al Masry, swarmed the field after a rare 3-1 win against Al Ahly, Egypt's top team.
 
They threw missiles at other fans and injured some players.
 
A medic at a morgue in the city said some of the dead were security officers. The causes of the deaths were not immediately known.
 
Some players were taken to a locker room for protection, a player, Sayed Hamdi, told state TV.
 
The country's football federation has now "indefinitely delayed" all premier league matches.
 
Source: Egypt news

 

A 3,500-Year-Old Queen Causes a Rift Between Germany and Egypt Tags: Egypt News African News Nefertiti African Queens
Berlin - Culture lovers reveled in the reopening of the Neues Museum in the heart of Berlin on Friday, the culmination of decades of efforts to renovate the site, which was destroyed during World War II.

But the celebrations have been marred by a growing dispute between the German and Egyptian governments over the star of the show: the 3,500-year-old limestone-and-stucco bust of Queen Nefertiti, a wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten.

Nefertiti has been  in Germany since 1913. But now Egypt is demanding that the fragile object, perched alone in a domed room that overlooks the length of the museum, be returned home.
 
Zahi Hawass, general secretary of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, told German newspapers over the past few days that Nefertiti belonged to Egypt.
 
In interviews with Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger and Spiegel Online, Mr. Hawass said an official investigation had been started into how Nefertiti arrived in Germany. “If she left Egypt illegally, which I am convinced she did, then I will officially demand it back from Germany,” he said.
 
German art experts deny that Nefertiti was taken out of Egypt illegally.
 
Mr. Hawass made his comments just weeks after Egypt’s culture minister, Farouk Hosny, complained over his failure to win election as the new director of the United Nations culture agency, Unesco, based in Paris.
 
 
NEFERTITI QUEEN OF EGYPT
Nefertiti is known for her elegant beauty. Her bust has been an icon for many women and for many modern cosmetic lines. Many societies around the world have adopted the queen as a symbol of true beauty. Some historians have even proclaimed her the most beautiful woman in the world. Whatever people have said about her, one thing holds true—she remains renowned for her beauty after her death and during her life as a queen.
 
Source: portalangop.co.ao
Egyptian Woman Activist Exposed Her Body To Protest Repression Tags: Aliaa Magda Elmahdy Egypt News Northern Africa News Sexual News
Aliaa Magda ElmahdyIn a country where nudity is highly frowned upon, and women exist behind veils and headscarves, an Egyptian activist and blogger has decided to use that as her weapon.  Aliaa Elmahdy , is a 20-year-old Egyptian who has decided to start a different kind of revolution for the womenfolk, using nakedness as her tool for political resistance.

WARNING: NUDE PHOTOS

In the last one week, she has caused uproar in the internets, with her blog amassing more that 1.5 million views in just two days. She posted nude pictures of herself on her blog in a bid to protest the limits on free expression in her country. In one of the pictures, and probably the one that has caused most uproar, Elmahdy, as she is popularly known, poses in only a pair of thigh-high stockings and some red patent leather shoes.
 
On her blog, which she calls "memories of a revolutionary: nude art," she wrote that she was practicing her freedom of expression. “I took my nude photo myself in my parents’ home,” she writes. The same photo appears on her blog a second time, but with a yellow rectangle covering her crotch. “The yellow rectangles on my eyes, mouth and sex organ resemble the censoring of our knowledge, expression and sexuality,” she writes.
 
Aliaa Magda Elmahdy
 
Her rebellion and her quest for freedom have received numerous attacks and acceptance from a range of people, most of them Egyptians. Some Muslims have come forth, threatening her and challenging her actions, asking for the restriction of her freedom.
 
Her actions went viral on all social networks, and on twitter, the discussion took the tag #nudephotorevolution.
 
And she keeps writing on her blog, her recent message being “Put on trial the artists' models who posed nude for art schools until the early 70s, hide the art books and destroy the nude statues of antiquity, then undress and stand before a mirror and burn your bodies that you despise to forever rid yourselves of your sexual hang-ups before you direct your humiliation and chauvinism and dare to try to deny me my freedom of expression”
 
She is however massively supported by many women; as it was seen on Saturday when dozens of Israeli women decided enough is enough, stripping off their clothes to show solidarity with the Egyptian blogger. The 40 Israelis posed for a group photo, but did not fully display their intimate parts like Elmahdy.
 
 
"Girls, let's give the world a good reason to see the unique beauty of Israeli women," Tepler wrote on the Facebook event page that was inviting women to the photo shoot. "Regardless of whether they are Jewish, Arab, straight or Lesbian – because here, as of now, it doesn't matter. (…) Let us show the doubters that our international discourse doesn't depend on governments."
 
The participants were photographed holding a sign that read, "Love without Limits," and "Homage to Aliaa Elmahdi. Sisters in Israel."
 
Elmahdy dates a controversial Egyptian blogger who is said to have spent 4 years in prison for a blog that he put up, insulting Islam and calling Mubarak a "symbol of tyranny”.
 
The nude photo activist, even amidst the insults and the threats isn’t flinching. She intends to keep the fight going. Elmahdy, who labels herself as an atheist, has things to say to her insulters "Get rid of your sexual complexes for good before directing your abuses towards me or deny me the right of freedom of expression."
 
And also 25 to 30 Israeli women gathered together and also posted nude on a single shoot photo just to show their support.
 
 
Source: TheAfricans@beeafrican.info |
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