7am News Wrapup April 2
By EHAB EL-SHAZLY

Post office employees suspend their strike following the release of their detained colleagues in Alexandria. Clashes erupted in universities between students and security forces. Presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has undergone medical examination by the assigned doctors of the Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission.

Coming up: Minister of Foreign Affairs is to meet with his Ethiopian counterpart in Brussels Wednesday and will discuss the Grand Renaissance Dam crisis.

News & Politics:

Clashes erupted when Ain Shams University students threw rocks at security forces.

Attorney General Hisham Barakat ordered investigations into a lawsuit brought against presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi by businessmen over funding allegations.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters condemned the UK’s decision Tuesday to investigate the Brotherhood’s activities in London. Egypt’s Foreign Ministry welcomed the investigation.

New Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi addressed Armed Forces leaders, stating that the Armed Forces have a “holy mission” to protect national security and to stabilize it.

Business:

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology is set to grant the state-owned company Telecom Egypt a license to run its new mobile operator for 2.5 billion EGP.

Minister of Finance Hany Kadry said the ministry is reconsidering the decision to apply a maximum wage rate 35 times that of the minimum wage, to avoid losing skilled professionals.

In-Depth:

I Saw Harassment movement claimed sexual violence in Aswan, which the Ministry of Youth denied.

National Council for Women released a statement about its training program entitled “The Woman Voter,” to raise electoral awareness for women in Egypt.

Editor’s Pick:

On April Fool’s Day, fake stories run wild in Egyptian media. April 1 is a day of pranks, and brought about an array of fabricated stories in Egyptian media that some thought were real.

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