One song dominates Egypt’s airwaves, blaring from radios and television sets nationwide. It’s a hymn of praise to the army, which overthrew President Mohamed Mursi three months ago, and the emotions it evokes show how the country remains polarized by that intervention.
Dana Gas PJSC, a United Arab Emirates energy company, said its annual production rate for 2010 from its Nile Delta Concessions in Egypt is estimated at 42,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, an increase of 20 percent on 2009. The company made the announcement in a statement to the Abu Dhabi bourse today.
Campaigning in the towns and villages of Menoufiya in Egypt’s Nile Delta, Salafi preacher Salah Abdel Maboud says he regularly confronts voter fears about Islamization of the country, answering questions such as: Will your party force women to cover their faces, or stay at home?
In a dimly lit Cairo workshop, Hussein spins a metal pipe on a lathe, sending sparks flying. In a few minutes, it’ll become the barrel of a gun. Sometime after that it will join the growing arsenal of illegal weapons on the streets of Egypt.
President Mohamed Mursi, facing mounting pressure to step down, said Egypt’s turmoil is threatening to paralyze the state and accused his opponents of aligning themselves with “enemies of the revolution.”