7pm News Wrapup (March 28)

Three people were killed, among them a journalist and Coptic Christian, on Friday during clashes between Pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters and security forces in Ain Shams, accoridng to Al-Ahram newspaper. The clashes erupted two days after former Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi resigned from his position as Minister of Defence and announced his president candidacy.

The two most famous Soccer Clubs in Egypt (Ahly and Zamalek) are holding elections on Friday to choose their first presidents after the January 25 Revolution in 2011. The elections are conducted every four years. 15,000 Ahly members will cast their votes, while 8,000 Zamalek members voted. The elections results will be announced on Saturday morning.

News & Politics:

Egyptian journalist Mayada Ashraf was killed on Friday while she was covering a Muslim Brotherhood demonstration in Ain Shams.

The High Presidential Elections Commission, headed by Counselor Anwar al-Asi, announced Friday the registration for presidential candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections will begin on March 31, judicial sources told Youm7 Friday.

The Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis vowed in a statement early Friday to target anyone who participates in a military project to build a new wall around the city of Arish in North Sinai.

The Ministry of Tourism requested that concerned authorities take part in this year’s Earth Hour by switching off the lights at the Pyramids, Cairo Tower, Bibliotheca Alexandria, and Karnak Temple, El-Fagr news website reported Friday.


Egypt acquired 25 percent of intra-regional trade exports in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), African Development Bank (ADB) representative Laila Mokaddem said Thursday.


Two different scenes emerged in Cairo on Friday in response to Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s announcement he would run for presidential, those who celebrated his decision and others, including the Muslim Brotherhood, who protested his decision.

Editor’s Pick:

Although immense public support for Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi suggests he might sweep the upcoming presidential elections, several alternative voices oppose the aspiring candidate and plan to send their votes elsewhere, if they vote at all.

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