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Vol 52 No 3

Published 4th February 2011


Egypt

Gamal Mubarak's retreat

Gamal Mubarak, Egyptian presidential son and putative heir (until he announced on 3 February that he would not stand for President) of beleaguered President Hosni Mubarak, was widely rumoured to be in London last week. Demonstrators - convened, as in Cairo, by Twitter and Facebook - duly flocked (as did television cameras) to 28 Wilton Place, in London's posh Belgravia, where he is believed to own a house. Its value can be gauged by the fact that a nearby house is on sale for £8.75 million (US$14.14 mn.).

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