Egypt ranked safer than US and UK in Gallup Global Law and Order Poll
Egypt was ranked as a safer country than the UK، US and France in Gallup's 2018 Global Law and Order report on Wednesday.
Egypt came in 16th place out of the 135 countries included، with a score of 88، topping both the US ranked in 35th place and the UK in 21st. France was ranked 35th.
Egypt was the only Arab and the only African country placed by Gallup in the annual poll’s “CountriesAreas With Highest Law and Order Index Scores” category، attaining a score similar to that of China، Netherlands، Denmark، Slovenia، and China.
Egypt previously scored 82 in 2016.
Egypt has been working on tightening its security since President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi came to power in 2014، following an escalation in the number of militant attacks that took their toll on the country’s finances and tourism sector over the past years.
Speaking with regards to terrorism in 2018، Sisi said that Egypt had "improved significantly in comparison to the situation in the past”.
Egypt is currently proceeding with its military counter-terrorism campaign، Operation Sinai 2018، launched earlier this year، targeting terrorist organisations in North and Central Sinai، parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Desert.
Sinai 2018 follows extensive nationwide campaigns by state bodies aiming to eliminate terrorism and consolidate security and stability since 2014.
The 2018 Global Law and Order report presents the results from Gallup’s latest measurements of people’s answers to these questions based on more than 148،000 interviews with adults in 142 countries and areas in 2017.
The index uses four questions in its survey، which revolve around confidence in the local police force، safety walking alone in city of residence، and finally a question about theft affecting respondents or their family members، or assault and mugging cases within the past 12 months.
69 percent of adults in 10 regions worldwide said that they had confidence in their local police in 2017. The US and Canada saw the highest percentage of adults confident in police، at 82 percent، the Middle East and Africa coming seventh with 68 percent، and Latin America and the Caribbean coming in last place at 42 percent.
Singapore was deemed the safest in the world with a score of 97، while Venezuela ranked last worldwide with a score of 44.
Ahly are a great club like Real Madrid and Barcelona، says new coach Carteron
Ahly's new coach Patrice Carteron said on Wednesday that the Cairo giants rank among the world's greatest clubs such as Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barelona.
"I am so proud to work at Ahly،" Carteron told Ahly's TV channel after being unveiled as their new boss.
"Ahly are a great team in the world. They could be compared to Real Madrid and Barcelona."
The Frenchman penned a two-year contract with Ahly on Monday، succeeding Hossam El-Badri who resigned last month after a string of disappointing results towards the end of last season.
The 48-year-old، who won the CAF Champions League with Congolese side TP Mazembe in 2015، said he is enthusiastic to start his mission at Ahly، adding he is ready to lead the team to trophies in the future.
"I am a young coach and I have many ambitions to realise. I had a great spell at TP Mazembe and I'm eager to help Ahly win titles."
Carteron، who terminated his contract with United States side Phoenix Rising، had a previous experience in the Egyptian league in 2016 when he took charge of Wadi Degla.
Egypt government selected as regional sponsor for 2018 FIFA World Cup
The “Egypt – Experience & Invest” campaign of the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation on Tuesday signed a contract with FIFA to become an Official Regional Supporter of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia، to promote Egypt as a global investment destination and to attract more tourists from around the world to visit.
“Being an Official Regional Supporter of the World Cup gives us the outreach in Africa to highlight and communicate the premium positioning and enormous investment diversity and potential Egypt has to offer،” Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr said.
Nasr added that the campaign will engage with football fans both through social media and directly to showcase the wide spectrum of investment opportunities in Egypt.
Egypt’s Tourism Minister Rania al-Mashat said that the Experience & Invest campaign is determined to use this opportunity to showcase in a modern way the rich and rewarding diversity of tourism experiences that Egypt offers.
She added that the Ministry of Tourism will set up a series of events in Russia in conjunction with the World Cup، which will last over a month، and will show the fans and the largest sports audience in the world what Egypt has of touristic destinations in a new and attractive way.
FIFA’s Director of Marketing Sales and Strategy Iain Downie، said that FIFA is delighted to sign with Egypt – Experience & Invest as an Official Regional Supporter of the World Cup.
“This collaboration is significant for FIFA، as Africa is a key emerging region filled with football lovers. We are happy to have another strong stakeholder on board and cannot wait for the biggest show on earth to begin،” Downie.
The website for “Egypt – Experience & Invest” can be reached on: www.investinegypt.gov.eg، and is dedicated to the 2018 World Cup tournament featuring links to information about investing in Egypt.
Moreover، a new dedicated microsite – www.egypt.travelworldcup – will be available for the 2018 World Cup.