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UN’s Secretary General Praises Egypt for its Economic Strategies

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Antonio Guterres

Since the very beginning of the novel virus we have all grown to know quite well, Egypt has been praised for its exquisite ways of handling things in rough times like these.

We have been praised by foreigners, Egyptian nationals, and countries such as Libya, USA, Italy, and much more for the efforts that have been put into saving our beloved country as well as lending a helping hand to others.

We are proud to announce that Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of UN,  has also praised Egypt for its smart tactics of tackling the coronavirus. Egypt hasn’t been praised for that point alone, but has also been admired for how they have been handling its economy.

The coronavirus has completely destroyed many economies worldwide, which is why Egypt is known and praised for still being economically stable in these hard times. This is because President Abdel Fatah el Sisi was well ahead of the conflict and has ordered specific measures to be taken since March 22nd.

Starting things early and being well ahead of matters is the smartest strategy one could decide on doing because if you start fixing or maybe even preventing a problem from early on, the chances of maintaining stability is quite high.

“Egypt has reduced taxation for industries and postponed taxation on agricultural land, and has expanded its social safety net program,” the Secretary-General said in a virtual meeting with leaders of the African Group members on Wednesday.

The measures that have been taken were decisions such as pensions, agricultural land taxes, and even bonuses. It was surely decided that 5 bonuses will be granted for pensioners by a percentage of 80 from the basic wage. Also, an annual bonus will be given to pensioners by 14%.

From procuring test kits to promoting debt relief, the UN will stand in solidarity with Africa as it braces against the unprecedented economic, social and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Antonio.

Antonio had also called on all African countries to unite and unify their efforts as well in hopes of stopping and maintaining the coronavirus on a global level. He claims that the virus is no way Africa’s fault but rather a climate crisis. Unfortunately for us, the continent of Africa could be the ones to suffer the most.

The United Nations will continue to advocate for debt relief for Africa, including non-IDA -World Bank International Development Association- countries who cannot service their debt. Debt relief from non-Paris Club official creditors and London Club commercial creditors should also be part of the consideration.”

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The Girls Who Burned the Night is competing for three awards at the Palm Springs Festival in the United States.

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The Girls Who Burned the Night -produced by Jawahar AlAmri, and Writen and directed by Sarah Mesfer- continues its releases at international film festivals, and its traveling to the United States to participate in the Palm Springs International Shortfest , which is one of the most prestigious short film festivals, and includes more than 300 films from around the world. Located in the state of California, the short film is nominated for 3 awards: Best of the Festival Award, Best Live-Action Short 15 Minutes and Under, and Best Student International Short.

The film has also travelled to Lebanon to participate at the Beirut International Women Film Festival. The Girls Who Burned the Night has also taken part in Toronto Arab Film Festival, and received a honourable mention, after competing at the 42nd Cairo International Film Festival, by the jury of Cinema of Tomorrow.

The film traces two sisters, Salsabeel and Wassan on an engagement night, after one of them was denied to go to the nearby grocery store. We can see the post – rejection restriction of the two sisters and being pushed to discover themselves and each other, and survive the harsh aspects and curves that never occurred to them would happen. The film is starring Jana Qomari, Haya Maraabi, and written and directed by Sara mesfer, produced by Jowaher Alamri , co-produced by Raghad Bajbaa, with Khalid Moeit as an associate producer.

The producer, Jawahar AlAmri, is a film maker with six years of experience. Her short film, The Girls Who Burned the Night, is one of her most recent projects as producer which has participated in several film festivals. Most notably, it participated in the 42nd Cairo International Film Festival and received a jury honorable mention, along with its participation at the Toronto Arab Film Festival. Another recent project of hers is directing Gathering With the Cosmos, a part of the feature anthology film that was directed with the support of the Red Sea Film Festival. She has also participated in the production of the feature film Forty Years and a Night, which took part in the Malmo Arab Film Festival in 2021. She has also participated in the production of an Egyptian film for the first time. Jowaher AlAmri is directing and writing her first feature film Aziz Halah, which was accepted at the Red Sea Film Festival’s lodge, in collaboration with the Torino Film Lab. Jowaher is currently involved as a writer for a Saudi television series on SBC.

Sara Mesfer is a Saudi Director based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She holds a bachelor degree in Cinematic Art from Effat University, Saudi Arabia.

She started her journey working in different roles in films that participated in local and international film festivals, In addition to her work in VICE videos as Director and Producer. In 2018 she wrote and directed her first short film “Balcony” alongside with producing “Sadeya Left Sultan” that won the jury award in Saudi film festival in 2018, and screened in Malmo Arab film festival along with other regional festivals.

In 2019 she Wrote and Produced “Quareer, Chapter Three” a short film as part of “Quareer” Collective Feature Film that highlights five different stages of a woman’s life in Saudi Arabia.

in addition to films, Sara is part of the writing team of the first immersive theatre in Saudi Arabia “Bait Al Dahaleesi” that played in 2019.

Sara Wrote and Directed her short “The Girls who Burned The Night” in 2019, Followed by her participation as a Writer and Director of “Al Dabah” in Becoming Omnibus Feature with four female directors by the support of Red Sea Festival foundation in 2020.

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“Committed to People, Committed to the Future” INFINIX CSR initiative during Ramadan.

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INFINIX  adopts a sense of community with empathetic and emotional communication that creates the traditional feeling of togetherness, companionship, and hope, despite social distancing.

As part of INFINIX  core values to localized development, which in its continuous and deep involvement with local economic and social development in major emerging markets and its focus on win-win cooperation with local people.

Believing that the profitable growth of our company depends on the education, environmental and social sustainability of our communities across the world. And we know it is in our most beneficial interests to contribute to the sustainability of those communities.

We are delighted to announce the “Committed to People, Committed to the Future” Corporate Social Responsibility campaign. Our most recent philanthropic activity will obtain the distribution of 1300 meals during Ramadan in upper Egypt.

This social Annual initiative is in collaboration with “Misr EL KHEIR “charity organization based in Egypt will be responsible for the distribution of 1300 boxes to support the needs of underprivileged families who struggle poverty in some counties in Upper Egypt.

Commenting on this latest initiative (Chris Xu ) “The holy month of Ramadan is all about giving and generosity. For this reason, Company carefully selected the activities and programs that most presented another value to all segments of society. Ramadan Mubarak to everyone!”

INFINIX will continue its “Committed to People, Committed to the Future “CSR activities not only in philanthropy like Humanitarian initiatives and Ramadan services and competitions but also in youth educational programs, sports sponsorship throughout 2021.

 

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Al-Futtaim’s Cairo Festival City Hosted Misr El-Kheir’s

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38 Fully-Loaded Trucks Food Convoys to 12 Underprivileged Governorates

Cairo Festival City (CFC) – one of Al-Futtaim Group Real Estates’ well-renowned landmarks in New Cairo – has proudly hosted the 2nd batch of Misr El-Kheir Foundation’s food convoys. The initiative is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Social Solidarity and in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth & Sports to launch 38 fully-loaded trucks carrying around 490 tons of food supplies to 12 underprovided governorates.

“Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, hand in hand with the Ministries of Social Solidarity and Youth & Sports along with Misr El-Kheir Foundation, took pride in successfully launching the 2nd batch of food convoys from Cairo Festival City premises as part of Iftar Saem Campaign 2021. Assembling together the arms of Sustainable Development Golden Triangle, our joint philanthropic endeavor aimed at providing underprivileged villages and vicinities across Egypt with much-needed nutritional supplies.” said Managing Director of Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, Eng. Ashraf Ezz El Din.

Ezz El Din added: “Building upon our long-witnessed CSR initiatives, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate played a pivotal role in such humanitarian event by diligently equipping a slot at Cairo Festival City to properly & safely serve packaging practices; giving due concern to social distancing.”

About CFC:
Cairo Festival City is a pioneer of integrated mixed-use community developments that range from residential to commercial and entertainment apparent by how Cairo Festival City Mall is bordered by residential projects, managerial and administrative centers, and an international school. Cairo Festival City is experiencing a boom in construction rate (in cooperation with the largest contractors in Egypt) and is soon expected to be the pinnacle of integrated mixed-use community living by presenting the benefits of both luxury and practicality. Cairo Festival City is strategically located in the heart of New Cairo over 3 million sqm of land and is in close proximity to Maadi, Mokkatam, Heliopolis, and Nasr City. It is also a short, 15-minute drive away from the Cairo International Airport.

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