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/ 5 November 2007

Egypt ruling party gives secretary general new term

Egypt’s ruling party gave ageing politician Safwat el-Sherif another term as party secretary general on Monday, ending speculation that President Hosni Mubarak’s son Gamal might take that position. Sherif (73) has been near the top of the National Democratic Party (NDP) since its foundation in 1977 and has been secretary general since 2002.

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/ 29 October 2007

Egypt to build nuclear power stations

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said on Monday his country will launch a programme to build several civilian nuclear power stations. He did not say when the government would start building the stations but added Egypt would cooperate with the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency.