Egypt Press Review: March 24


Youm7 press


Egypt is to host the 26th Arab Summit. Cairo Governor Galal Saeed said the owners of buildings that have been demolished for violations cannot appeal and cannot receive compensation from the government.


·      Political activist Alaa Abdel Fattah released on bail pending trial.

·      The supreme committee for the doctors strike: We have signed the final draft of the medical profession cadre law.

·      The Muslim Brotherhood is sending reports to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights about the dispersal of the Rabaa Square sit-in.

·      Former Director of General Intelligence Service Murad Muwafi has not yet decided whether to run for president, and is awaiting Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s stance.

Ahram press


Security agencies thwarted on Sunday a plan to detonate bombs at Cairo University. Administrative security sources said three explosives were deactivated.


·        Egyptian presidential delegation is to present its nuclear power project during the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague this week.

Akhbar press


Following their meeting with the South Sudan’s minister of defense, Interim President Adly Mansour announced full support for Juba and Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi said Egypt trusts South Sudan’s ability to resolve its conflicts.

The Supreme Presidential Electoral Committee spokesperson said the committee issued five decisions regulating the elections process, the national and international NGOs that will monitor the process, and candidates.


·        Interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahalab: I guarantee the integrity of the upcoming presidential elections.

·      One divorce case occurs every six minutes in Egypt.

·      Activist Negad el-Borai resigns from National Council for Human Rights.

·      Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi: I will not withdraw and I will fight a bold battle during the elections.

·      23 killed and 13 others injured during a collision of five vehicles on Alexandria’s agricultural road.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Veterinarians joined a partial strike Sunday in response to the government ignoring their demands to include them in the medical professionals’ cadre.


·      International Criminal Court: No investigations will be carried out on Muslim Brotherhood filed reports.

·      Post Office head Ashraf Gamal el-Din: I expect an end to employee strike before April pensions payment.

·      Muslim Brotherhood refutes statements of Brotherhood Shura Council Member Gamal Hishmat, saying: We will not present any political compromises.

·      Rights group demands investigation into the hunger strike of 50 detained children.

Al-Shorouq pressAl-Shorouq

April 6 Youth Movement launched a new campaign to gather 20 million votes as a petition for the repeal of the protest law.

Minister of Transport Ibrahim el-Demeiry said the government is discussing offering shares of the high-speed rail line that would link Alexandria to Aswan to citizens to help fund its $10 billion cost.


·      The prosecution in the Ithadeya clash case showed videos they said prove the Muslim Brotherhood incited the murder of protesters.

·      Ethiopia‘s Grand Renaissance Dam awaiting concrete, while Egypt’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said they were surprised by reports received about the dam.

·      Fuel crisis reappears before harvest season.

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