El-Tibi, who is also head of Egyptian Center for Housing Rights — the leading nonprofit on Nubian housing issues across Egypt — said the committee’s solution was to establish housing and agricultural corporations.
Anyone selling the land would have to get these bodies’ approval first.
Many of them have only known their ancestral lands through the stories of their parents and grandparents, and Nubian literature and music mourning their loss.
“Land struggle is a central issue in the Nubian collective identity,” said Maja Janmyr, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bergen in Norway.
The World Health Organization says such accidents kill around 12,000 people in Egypt annually.
The country's official statistics agency says 14,700 road accidents took place in 2016.
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Health Ministry says a deadly road accident has left 13 people dead and eight others injured in south Cairo.
The ministry says Saturday's accident happened when a small bus crashed into a truck on the main road connecting the southern city of Beni Suef to Cairo.
Indeed, some Nubians don’t even think the land is rightfully theirs, like musician Karam Mourad, who has lived in Cairo most of his life. “Nubians want to take everything but it’s not Nubian land, it’s Egyptian land and Nubians are part of Egypt.” Other Nubian activists lay the blame for lack of progress on their right of return more firmly on the government.
“I think [the authorities] don’t want Nubians to return,” said Azmy.
Egypt generally has a poor transportation safety record.