Egypt Press Review: April 3

Youm7 press


Three bombs planted in Cairo University exploded, killing a security officer and injuring five people, leading interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab to hold an urgent meeting with ministers of defense, interior, justice and military intelligence.

Ministry of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said the power outage crisis will not end by the summer.


  • Ministry of Interior requests footage from Cairo University security cameras.
  • Trial of Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and 47 other Brotherhood members adjourned.
  • Cabinet approved use of coal in electricity production and will amend environment law.

 Ahram press


Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty said Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy met Wednesday with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Brussels and discussed several issues regarding Egypt and Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam.

Prosecution moved to the blast sites in Cairo University and initial investigation showed that those involved were present at the site after the incident.


  • Minister of Local Development Adel Labib: 53 million citizens can vote.
  • Minister of Agriculture Ayman Abu Hadid: 3,000 violations on agricultural lands were removed within one month.
  • Cairo University head Gaber Nassar: The bomb attacks will not halt studies.
  • U.S. embassy in Egypt denounces the blast incident.
  • Presidential candidates Hamdeen Sabbahi and Abdel Fatah al-Sisi condemned the blast incident.

 Akhbar press


The government grants the state-owned company Telecom Egypt a license to run its new mobile operator for 2.5 billion EGP.

Doctors, pharmacists and dentists continue their partial strike for the 26th consecutive day to protest the cadre law.


  • Agreement between Egypt and U.S. to prevent the smuggling and trafficking of antiques.
  • Reports filed against notary office violations to the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice and Supreme Presidential Electoral Committee.

 Al-Shorouq press


Central Bank of Egypt governor Hisham Ramez said the reserve foreign fund increased and reached $17.42 billion during March.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy and his British counterpart William Hague discussed London’s decision to investigate Muslim Brotherhood activities.


  • The results of presidential candidate medical examinations are to be published next week.
  • Ministry of Social Solidarity discussed with Ministry of Finance drafting a new insurance law.
  • Minister of Interior inspected the security services in metro stations.


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