7am News Wrapup March 17

Interim President Adly Mansour stated that “there will be real competition” during the upcoming presidential elections.

The Greater Cairo Water Company declared a state of emergency regarding high turbidity in the Nile River.

Coming up: The National Council for Human Rights is to hold a press conference to release a full report of its fact-finding committee on the dispersal of the Rabaa Square sit-in Aug. 14.

News & Politics:

The Cairo governorate began destroying illegal buildings in Maadi, and residents opposed were dispersed with teargas.

Libya’s lack of law and security threatens the security of Egypt’s western borders as well as Egyptian citizens inside Libya.

A hospital believed to be owned by a former criminal court judge in the El Basateen district is suspected of involvement in organ trafficking.

The Salafi Call is negotiating with authorities to reopen religious channels that were shut down after June 30.



Vodafone International discussed problems in the communication sector, new investments and Vodafone’s development plans for Egypt including investing nine billion EGP.

Abu Rawash industrial project will provide growth opportunities.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab requests notary employees to postpone their strike.


Recent protests of activists not affiliated with Islamic movements are reminiscent of former President Hosni Mubarak’s era.

Doctor faces trial for death of 13-year-old victim of female genital mutilation.


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