Egypt Press Review: April 4


Youm7 press


The Cabinet approved a “counter-terrorism” draft law and passed it on to the presidency during a meeting on Thursday.

Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker said the power crisis will not be solved until 2018, leading many citizens to fear an escalation in the crisis over the summer.


  • Ministries of social solidarity and finance agree to increase early pensions beginning in July.
  • Amnesty International criticized Egypt’s interim government, saying that the intensified security raid on Islamists cannot be ignored.
  • Security presence intensified at Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission headquarters.

Ahram press


Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Badr Abdel Atty said that the meeting between Egypt and NATO discussed bilateral relations and regional and international issues.


  • Security camera footage leads to arrest of 35 suspects in the Cairo University bombing.
  • Giza Security Director: We would face Muslim Brotherhood protests firmly.
  • Chinese offer to fund new railway line with $800 million in investments.
  • Minister of Industry, Foreign Trade and Investment Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour: New U.S. projects worth $120 million.
  • 10 billion EGP losses in Egypt Exchange resulting from Egyptian selling.

Akhbar press


Cairo University faculty deans issued a decision during their meeting to return security forces to university campus permanently.

The Cairo Security Director said that joint security patrols, with Armed Forces and police officers, will maintain security in the capital.


  • 20 Takfiri suspects arrested in Rafah.
  • Ministry of Finance paid 20 billion EGP in insurance debt.
  • Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi is to present his electoral program within 48 hours.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Initial investigation in Cairo University bombing incident reveals that several students might have participated in the operation, and that the bombs were planted the night of the bombing.

The Engineers Syndicate is to hold its first elections following the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood members from the syndicate. The Doctors Syndicate demand the Ministry of Finance apologize for its “humiliating treatment” of the Syndicate’s delegation.


  • Severe conflicts between the government and mobile network companies caused by the fourth network company license.

Al-Shorouq press


A source inside the Ministry of Electricity said that coal will not solve the power outage crisis during the summer season.


  • Ethiopia calls for renegotiations over Grand Renaissance Dam.
  • University students are absent from Cairo universities following the Cairo University bombing incident.
  • Five suspects in the killing of journalist Mayada Ashraf and Mary Sameh detained.
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