Wednesday, April 20, 2011
In Egypt, food prices have risen by 48%
On 16 April 2011, we read about Egypt, after the CIA-NATO coup.
Tourists stay home after Egypt's revolution .
In February 2011, tourism in Egypt was down 80% compared with February 2010.
Tourism accounts for one in seven Egyptian jobs.
Tourism is the number one foreign-currency earner in Egypt.
The CIA-NATO coup has hit other sectors.
Jobs have been lost.
Foreign investment has dried up.
Inflation has increased.
Food prices have risen 48%.
Cooking fuel, which has to be imported, is hard to find.
Riots continue and the Moslem extremists are taking the lead. (Protests against Christian governor escalate, Salafists dominate )
On 18 April 2011, we read of Moslem protests against a controversial Christian governor in Upper Egypt.
Protesters have cut off the highway which leads to the Dendara temple complex, an ancient Egyptian site, and cut off the highway between Qena and Aswan and camped on the railway tracks, stopping trains coming from Luxor and Aswan as well as Cairo.
Various Salafist (Moslem fundamentalist) groups have taken over the protests and have been chanting anti-Coptic (Christian) slogans.