In spite of continuous tense diplomatic relations between Egypt and Iran, the 36th Cairo Film Festival (CIFF) – held between 9 and 18 November – hosted several Iranian films, among them Melbourne which won the festival's main award, the Golden Pyramid for the Best Film. Read it ⇝
The pound plunged two percent Friday as Prime Minister Theresa May lost her majority in Britain's general election, fuelling political uncertainty just days before the start of Brexit talks. Read it ⇝
Telecom Egypt, also known as TE Data is most popular terrestrial Internet provider in Egypt. It has a market share of 65% and is controlled by government. In an effort to rise the overall Internet penetration rate in Egyptian population, which is relatively low, TE Data has reduced prices and slashed the low-speed data plans with effective data rates of 256Kbps and 512Kbps.
Mobile Internet 4G will be available in Egypt by the first quarter of the year 2016. Minister Khaled Negm has announced that works are under way to implement mobile Internet connection of the next generation. The old copper wires are being replaced with optical fiber, the main data gate of Egypt is also modernized. Khaled Negm dismissed the rumors about mounting pressure towards state company Telecom Egypt not to enter the market with 4G license.
Ahly announced on Tuesday the signing of Egyptian attacking midfielder Ahmed Hamoudi from Saudi side Albatin. Read it ⇝
After months of uncertainty and controversy, Bob Dylan finally accepted the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature at a jovial, champagne-laced ceremony on Saturday, the Swedish Academy announced. Read it ⇝
The Egyptian Tourism Authority (ETA) which is in charge to promote tourism in the country is aiming to reach a goal of 20 million guests yearly to the 2020. The main source of the growth for the tourism sector is fellow Arabic countries and the internal tourism. The strategy has proven to be successful during the Ramadan and Eid-al-Fitr seasons. Hurghada and Sharm-el-Sheikh hotels were filled 90-100% while the overall part of the international visitors was only 50 to 60%.
Egypt's Olympic team coach Hossam El-Badry has finally declined an offer to take charge of his former team Ahly, after the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) refused to waive a hefty fee required to release him from his current job. Read it ⇝
Hurghada is not especially developed when it comes to Internet availability. Landlines do exist only in the central areas of the city. New districts are relying on the 3G-connections. If you ever wondered how do they offer Internet-connection in hotels – wonder no more: they use the same 3G-dongles plugged in the Wi-Fi routers. If you plan to live in Hurghada for a long time or you definitely need a backup connection for the likely case of temporal shutdown of the hotel one then you should look at the 3G providers in Hurghada.
Taiwan's Foxconn is aiming to finalise a deal to acquire Japan's Sharp Corp by the end of the month, after the two firms reached a consensus on most points, Foxconn Chief Executive Officer Terry Gou said. Read it ⇝