Egypt Independent: Egypt-Main news http://www.egyptindependent.com//enhome_channel/News/rss.xml en Volleyball-Egypt clinch record-equalling eighth African title http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2455050 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/07/31/499612/egypt_mens_national_volleyball.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>Egypt claimed a record-equalling eighth title at the Men&#39;s African Nations Volleyball Championship by beating Tunisia in straight sets in Cairo on Thursday.</p><p>The home team, coached by former Italy manager Angelo Frigoni, won 26-24 25-18 25-21 to claim their sixth consecutive African title, a run that started in 2005.</p><p>Egypt&#39;s triumph meant they matched the total of eight titles won by Tunisia, whose last success came in 2003, as both teams qualified for the Men&#39;s World Cup in Japan later this year.</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:23:00 +0000 Reuters 2455050 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/07/31/499612/egypt_mens_national_volleyball.jpg PM approves exhibiting underwater treasures in Paris fair http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2455028 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2012/05/12/93071/1baaa10664046f0d0f0f6a706700350b.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><div>Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb approved on Thursday the decision to put 293 artifacts up for display at a Paris antiquities fair.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The items will be exhibited at the Arab World Institute from 7 September and 7 March, as the PM agreed to extend the exhibition for two extra months.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The Ministry of Antiquities will be responsible for supervising the transfer of the pieces to and from Egypt.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em>Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm</em></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:55:00 +0000 Al-Masry Al-Youm 2455028 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2012/05/12/93071/1baaa10664046f0d0f0f6a706700350b.jpg Egypt to establish 2 solar plants in Democratic Republic of Congo http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2455033 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/04/09/499612/solar_power.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>The Egyptian cabinet under&nbsp;<a href="http://en.arabstoday.net/home/people/egypts-pm-mahlab-in-surprise-visit-to-red-sea-governorate.html">Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab</a>&nbsp;on Friday approved to establish two solar power plants in the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC).</p><p>The six-million-dollar plants will be established by the Arab Organization for Industrialization and the New and Renewable Energy Authority.</p><p>The two plants will be established as a part of the Egyptian Initiative for the development of the Nile Basin countries.</p><p>DRC will allocate plots of land for the project and exempt it from any kind of taxes or fees.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:35:00 +0000 MENA 2455033 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/04/09/499612/solar_power.jpg Minister:LE295mn donations for NGOs http://www.egyptindependent.com//node/2455031 <img src="http://www.egyptindependent.com///sites/default/files/imagecache/media_thumbnail/photo/2015/03/08/1755/ghada_waly.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-media_thumbnail" width="152" height="114" /><p>Social Solidarity Minister Ghada Waly said that the value of donations offered for the non-governmental organizations during the first half of the current year reached LE295 million (US$38.3 million).</p><p>The donations were given to 179 NGOs in 17 governorates to implement social and development projects, she underlined.</p><p>In press statements on Wednesday, the minister said that development, cultural, social and economic ventures will be implemented in Upper Egyptian governorates to improve the economic and social conditions there.</p><p>The donations were used in implementing programs pertaining to empowering women especially the rural areas, offering job opportunities for youth, providing energy, developing youth&#39;s skills, offering medical services and helping women in implementing small and medium enterprises, Waly added.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:30:00 +0000 MENA 2455031 at http://www.egyptindependent.com sites/default/files/photo/2015/03/08/1755/ghada_waly.jpg