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The 7 August quiz Sound Kitchen winners

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Are you one of this week’s lucky winners? Today you’ll hear who won the quiz about Hosni Mubarak. Click on that little “listen” arrow above, and join in!


Hello everyone!

You’ve surely noticed by now we’ve been experimenting with the Sound Kitchen recipes … on Saturdays, at 5:16 universal time, tune in to hear if you are amongst the week’s winners. The winners names are here on our website, too. Look for Short Features /Sound Kitchen Winners.

Tune in on Sundays, at 4:22, 5:52 and 7:22 universal time, for the quiz question ... and whatever else is cooking up in the Sound Kitchen.

Dossier: Revolution in Egypt

Today’s quiz question was read on 7 August, and was about Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian president forced to step down from power in February, following a popular revolution. That week, he was wheeled on a hospital bed into an improvised court in Cairo’s police academy, to stand trial for murder and corruption.

There were other people charged as well, and my question to you was – who? You were to send in the names of at least two other people standing trial in Egypt, alongside Hosni Mubarak.

And the answer is: Mubarak’s sons, Alaa and Gamal; former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six police chiefs, and businessman Hussein Salem, who will be tried in absentia.

The winners this week are: Jean-Maurice Deveault from Montreal, Canada; Santosh Joshi from Goa, India; Mohammad Ilyas R Bellary from Hubli, India;  Samson Islam Mou from Rajshahi, Bangladesh, and Zhu Wei from Maanshan City, China.

Congratulations winners!

This week’s question is about French/Rwandan relations. This week, the president of Rwanda paid a reconciliation visit to France. Rwanda broke diplomatic ties with France in 2006 – the country’s official language was even changed from French to English – over accusations on both sides about participation in or collaboration with the country’s previous genocidal regime.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Rwanda in 2009 and now it’s the Rwandan president’s turn. My question to you is: what is the name of the current president of Rwanda?

Send me your answer by 17 October; the answer and the winners will be announced on the 22 October programme. Be sure you send your postal address in with your answer … and be sure and tell me if you are a Mr or a Mrs or a Ms or a Miss – I don’t want to get it wrong!

Send your answers to:


Susan Owensby
RFI – The Sound Kitchen
BP 9516
75016 Paris

Remember, it’s not just the quiz that wins you a prize. If your essay goes on the air, you’ll find a package in the mail from the Sound Kitchen. Write in about your community heroes – the people in your community who are quietly working to make the world a better place, in whatever way they can.

I am still looking for your “This I Believe” essays, too. Tell us about the principles that guide your life … what you have found to be true from your very own personal experience. Or write in with your most memorable moment, and/or your proudest achievement.

Send your mini book reviews, your musical requests, your proverbs, your tricks for remembering things, descriptions of the local festivals you participate in, or just your general all-around thoughts to:

Include a phone number, if you can. I’d like to call you and put you on-the-air … and send you a thank-you gift for participating.

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

All the best,


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