Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Egypt's Sisi opens huge suspension bridge over the Nile

Egypt's Sisi opens huge suspension bridge over the Nile

16.5.2019

Egypt's Sisi opens huge suspension bridge over the Nile

Traffic ground to a halt in parts of central Cairo on Wednesday morning as Sisi travelled to open the bridge with ministers and military generals.

At its widest, the bridge has six traffic lanes in each direction and measures 67.3 metres across. A regional director for the Guinness Book of World Records present at the opening said that makes it the world’s widest suspension bridge.

— Abdelfattah Elsisi (@AlsisiOfficial) May 15, 2019 Around one million cubic metres of concrete as well as 1,400km of steel wire for 160 suspension cables were used in its construction, according to a presentation given at the formal opening.

On an inspection visit to the suspension bridge last month, Sisi denied reports the island could be sold to investors and said the state could not forcefully evict residents.

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Debate rages in Egypt as Christian women told to cover up Lamei made the comments in an April 30 sermon marking Orthodox Easter, which is celebrated by Egypt's Coptic Christian community.

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Gender Equality Commission accuses ANC of disregarding own policies The party announced five male premier candidates with only two females, Sisi Ntombela for the Free State and Refilwe Mtsweni for Mpumalanga. We voters were used by ANC to serve interests of cadres. This is not what we voted for. The ANC leadership said it had learnt from past mistakes, but now continue undermining South Africans. Shame on you Magashula Gender Equality and PP are on a fightback strategy to bring back the likes of Bathabile, Nomvula, Dudu Myeni and few others

Gender Equality Commission to engage ANC over its premiers The ruling party announced its premier candidates for seven provinces on Monday, with five male premier candidates and only two females, Sisi Ntombela for the Free State and Refilwe Mtsweni for Mpumalanga. Penxenxe Kanti what purpose does it serve to have women premiers who do not take matters regarding women serious, this commision must go into factories and farms and rescue those forgotten women being abused by their bosses Now where is ANCWomensLeague? They are not interested in gender transformation in politics and society DlaminiZuma ANCDSGDuarte MamaAction_RSA LindiweSisuluSA

Big headed because of Moja Love? Nah boo, she was 'always Ntsiki Mazwai' 'Sisi, I was NtsikiMazwai before Moja Love....and that's what they capitalised on. They called me.'

Mosimane pays tribute to Modise, lambasts Fortune - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader. Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane has criticised the reports that Quinton Fortune could be brought in as a second assistant coach to Stuart Baxter for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Delays for Egypt's new desert capital as it battles for funds The project, launched in 2015 by Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a year after he was first elected president, aims to offer a clean and efficient base for the government and finance industry, as well as homes for at least 6.5m people.

Mosimane hopes Baxter understands where ‘Sundowns’ players 'are coming from’ Sundowns will feature in their 52nd match of the long and arduous campaign when the Absa Premiership leaders take on Free State Stars at Goble Park in Bethlehem on Saturday where victory will see them retain the league trophy. BraMahlatse Ofentse_Ratsie BraMahlatse Yeah Masandawana players are exhausted indeed I concur with Coach Pitso let Baxter leave them out please.

Mosimane hopes Baxter understands where ‘Sundowns’ players 'are coming from’ Pitso Mosimane has urged Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter to carefully manage Mamelodi Sundowns’ players in the buildup to the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt because they have played a lot of football this season.

WATCH: Ramadan unites Christians and Muslims in Egypt

Debate rages in Egypt as Christian women told to cover up Lamei made the comments in an April 30 sermon marking Orthodox Easter, which is celebrated by Egypt's Coptic Christian community.

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