7pm News Wrapup April 5

An armed conflict that began Friday between two families in Aswan’s al-Sayl al-Refi village escalated on Saturday, threatening to turn into a wide-scale ethnic conflict. Prime Minister and Ibrahim Mahlab and Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim flew to Aswan to resolve the tribal strife, which left 23 causalities.


News and Politics:

Ethiopia declined Egypt’s Wednesday proposal to finance the construction of the Renaissance Dam and many Egyptians see this latest development evidence of Ethiopia’s “obstinacy” toward breaking the political impasse.

Egypt must overturn the conviction of three activists who were charged with violating the protest law, said Amnesty International in a Friday statement.

The Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority will consider providing life insurance for field reporters who are members of the Journalists’ Syndicate, said  EFSA head Sherif Samy.

The trial of former President Mohamed Morsi and 14 others regarding the violence outside Ithadeya palace in December 2012 was postponed Saturday by Cairo Criminal Court to April 6.



The April 6 movement has requested human rights monitoring from the National Council of Human Rights of its march Sunday to celebrate the movement’s sixth anniversary.


Editor’s Pick:

Satirist Bassem Youssef’s latest program poked fun at this Wednesday’s televised announcement by Abdel Fatah al-Sisi featuring his bid for president.

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