DIARY - Egypt/Sudan - Dec 16

Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:44am EST

This diary is updated daily. New listings or amendments are marked *. All events/times provisional and in GMT (local time is GMT +2 for Egypt and Sudan).

TODAY'S EVENTS

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16

CAIRO - Orascom Telecom executives meeting with France Telecom executives to discuss Mobinil row.

COMING EVENTS

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17

CAIRO - Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Zahi Hawass holds an international press conference at Eastern Harbor in Alexandria where they will lift the sunken granite pylon tower of Isis temple.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19

SHARM EL SHEIKH - Opening of a three-day conference on social insurance organised by the Ministry of Finance and the Arab Labour Organisation.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20

CAIRO - The director of the Egyptian papyrus collection at Berlin's Neues Museum in Cairo for talks on the return of a statue of Nefertiti.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24

CAIRO - Central bank's monetary policy committee due to meet.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30

CAIRO - Court issues verdict in the case of the editor of independent daily newspaper Al-Shorouk given a jail sentence for allegedly publishing incorrect information about a bribery case involving a Ministry of Housing official.

2010

SATURDAY, JANUARY 2

CAIRO - Adminstrative court to issue verdict in case of 50 Christians seeking recognition of faith after one of their parents converted to Islam.

MONDAY, JANUARY 4

*CAIRO - Verdict due in Al-Ayat train crash case.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12

CAIRO - Appeal hearing of 13 Muslim Brotherhood members who were tried in a military court in 2007.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14

*CAIRO - France Telecom FTE.PA subscription for Mobinil's (EMOB.CA) shares closes.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4

CAIRO - Appeal hearing for Egyptian businessman and politician Hesham Talaat Moustafa, sentenced to death for the murder of a Lebanese singer.

MONDAY, MAY 10

CAIRO - International Renewable Energy Conference and Exhibition, RETECH Egypt 2010, opens (till May 12).

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