Toshiba's JV with Egyptian Elaraby opens regional HQ in South Africa    Six authors vie for Booker prize 2019, Atwood in the lead    EU looks to stop arm sales to Turkey    In Photos: A sneak peek into rehearsals for the Cleopatra ballet world premiere    We don't want to entertain possibility of clash with Turkey in Syria: Kremlin    Saudi visit showcases Putin's growing Middle East influence: Reuters report    AC Milan chase Arsenal's Egyptian midfielder Elneny    AFC backs single India national league in 2024-25 to end club turmoil    Dutch on the right road again, says Wijnaldum    Syrian army deploys to town near Raqqa: State media    UK PM Johnson to set out post-Brexit law    Retired academic Kais Saied to become president, exit polls project    Spain sentences Catalan leaders for sedition over independence bid    Gulf markets rise ahead of corporate gains, Qatar outperforms    Egypt clinches deal to account for foreign direct investments    Egypt spares no effort to boost cooperation with Sudan: Egyptian ambassador to Khartoum    Sisi, Ethiopia's PM to meet in Moscow to discuss GERD issue    Sisi: army engaged in attrition phase against terrorism in Sinai since 2013    IMF positive about Egypt's economic trajectory    Egypt raises concerns about Ethiopia's GERD with German, Italian and Chinese envoys    US, European visa holders can now avail tourist visas to Saudi Arabia    Egypt's Sisi, Ethiopian PM to meet in Moscow to discuss GERD issue    IMF positive about Egypt's economic trajectory    Vitamins, omega-3 supplements improve autism symptoms    'Alarming upsurge' in measles has devastating impact, WHO warns    Saudi Arabia to launch new logistics zone in Jeddah, open to private investors: Statement    10K fans to attend Egypt's friendly against Botswana in Alexandria: EFA    Sisi, Ethiopia's PM agree to overcome obstacles in Nile dam talks    Why vacations are important for health    A brief history of the Cairo Opera House    Austrian Handke and Pole Tokarczuk win Nobel prizes for literature    Egypt's Zamalek president hopes 80,000 supporters attend Generation Foot match    Farwell to Egyptian comic actor Talaat Zakaria    Eating fish is linked to better sleep, higher IQ    Sisi stresses importance of technological universities, technical education    Egypt's Rowad Modern Engineering renovates 40% of Manial Palace    Court sentences six to death, 41 to lifetime imprisonment violence related case    Trump says he would release Mideast peace plan after Israeli elections    ACWA Power compares 3 bids to supply production units for Luxor power station    What do you know about gold alloying?    NBE announces EGP 2.5m prizes for handball youth teams for their world achievements    Jennifer Lopez evokes Egyptian outrage post her North Coast performance    Al-Sisi honours Egypt's scholars on Science Day    IS claims responsibility for suicide bombing killing 63 in Afghan wedding    Political parties gear up for parliamentary, senate, local elections    Unprecedented Glory: Egypt win Men's U-19 World Handball Championship    12th National Egyptian Theatre Festival fuel up public theatre art scene    Ministry of Environment has a plan for "black clouds season"    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Calls for more land to Nubians
Published in Almasry Alyoum on 22 - 11 - 2009

At a symposium held in Cairo on Sunday, Nubian activists declared that Nubians had the right to some 700,000 acres of land around Lake Nasser in southern Egypt as opposed to the mere 3500 acres allotted them by the government.
"We don't want to be reduced to some quaint, folkloric community," said prominent Nubian author Haggag Oddoul.
According to Nubian activist Tareq Agha, the government has already wasted some LE3 million on the construction of housing units in the Karkar Valley, most of which remain vacant. "The government should have built them in the Amal Valley next to the lake," said Agha.
Former coordinator of the pro-democracy Kefaya protest movement George Isaac accused certain businessmen of attempting to exploit the Nubian land allotment issue to their own benefit. "We need to have cultural diversity in Egyptian society," he said.
Journalist Farida el-Naqqash, for her part, said that longstanding Nubian demands should be met. "They have contributed to Egyptian civilization," she said of the Nubians.
Translated from the Arabic Edition.


Clic here to read the story from its source.