Egypt Press Review: April 7


Youm7 press


Clashes re-erupt between two families in Aswan resulting in three more killed, increasing death toll to 26. Ministry of Interior deploys Special Forces to control the situation.

The prosecution demanded the arrest of 12 suspects in the Aswan conflict and an initial inspection revealed that 14 of the victims were slaughtered. Egyptian National Railways suspends train traffic to and from Aswan following the incidents.


  • Presidential constitutional advisor Ali Awad: There is no such law called the “counter-terrorism” law, but there are amendments to the penalties law to toughen crimes of “terrorism.”
  • Ministry of Electricity increases power and adds 2,400 megawatts to address power outages over the summer.
  • Minister of Health Adel al-Adawy: Polio campaign targets vaccinating 14 million children.

Ahram press


Ministry of Interior spokesperson Hani Abdel Latiff said the Muslim Brotherhood used elements in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria who are mercenaries who execute “terrorist attacks.”

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy said the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis is complicated and an agreement must be completed. He also said the situation in Libya is sensitive following the consecutive kidnapping of Egyptian citizens there.


  • Interim President Adly Mansour is to discuss the future of the Palestinian cause with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Egypt will continue supporting Africa.
  • Governmental sources said the power outage crisis would be solved if liquefied natural gas was imported at a cost of $800 million.

Akhbar press


The 500 Egyptian drivers who were kidnapped in Libya by militias were released in coordination between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Libyan administration.

Interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met with the two families in Aswan seperately to solve the conflict between them and avoid escalation.


  • Egyptian Exchange continues its losses to reach 7.6 billion EGP.
  • Tahrir Square was closed by security forces in anticipation of April 6 Youth Movement protests.
  • Interim president ends the conflict between Ahmed Zewail and Nile University.
  • Syndicate of Engineers election official results to be announced in 48 hours.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Minister of Transport Ibrahim el-Demeiry announced the establishment of a company to construct new roads.


  • Ministry of Health calls for national dialogue to raise awareness about organ donations after death.
  • Zamalek Sporting Club head Mortada Mansour announced his presidential bid.
  • Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi: I would not accept Muslim Brotherhood support.
  • Political parties accuse security agencies of failing to solve Aswan crisis.

Al-Shorouq press


Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab requests a detailed report about the Aswan conflict and clashes from Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim to find the reasons behind the escalation.


  • Muslim Brotherhood students clash with security forces in Azhar and Ain Shams universities.
  • 15 human rights groups call on President Adly Mansour to reject “counter-terrorism” articles in the penalties law.
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