7am News Wrapup March 11

The prominent activists Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel, and Ahmed Doma’s defense team threatened to withdraw from the court in protest over the assaults for the three activists by security forces. Al-Azhar University male students launched a campaign called ‘Detain Us and Release the Women’ in an effort to physically replace female colleagues. The National Coalition to Support Legitimacy called for a new wave of protests to begin on March 19 and continue for 11 consecutive days.

News & Politics:

Interim President Adly Mansour pledged his support for South Sudan during a meeting with its Foreign Minister Baranaba Marial Benjamin.

Potential presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi called on political parties and forces to refuse presidential elections law issued by Interim President Adly Mansour on March 8.

Political parties called for adequate representation of women in the parliament and in official state positions as outlined in the new constitution.


Ministry of Finance discusses imposing temporary five percent tax on individuals whose income is more than 1 million EGP.

Ministry of Communication will launch a call center service to receive citizen’s complaints next week, in response to a recommendation from Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahalb decided to raise monthly social pensions.


University protests return with beginning of the second academic term.

Minister of Defense Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attended the Armed Forces celebration to commemorate Martyrs Day.

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