Egypt Press Review: April 8

Youm7 press


Tribal leaders reached a three-day truce on Monday in Aswan after violent conflict erupted Friday leaving 27 dead and dozens of injuries.

The Misdemeanor Court of Appeals approved Monday three-year prison sentences issued for political activists Ahmed Doma, Ahmed Maher, and Mohamed Adel on charges of staging illegal protests and assaulting police officers in November 2013.


  • Hamdeen Sabbahi and Mortada Mansour underwent the medical test for presidential candidates.
  • Oman’s Sultan Qaboos bin Said allocated 53 million EGP to restore the Mansoura National Theater: Minister of Culture.
  • The State Commissioners’ Board refused Monday an appeal from the owner of the Al Jazeera satellite channels to resume broadcasting from Egypt.

Ahram press


Administrative security at Ain Shams University detained a Muslim Brotherhood student who allegedly attempted to climb the university walls with a bag containing seven handmade bombs.


  • Atomic Energy Authority said Monday that Russia will provide Egypt with the fuel needed to operate the country’s nuclear reactor.
  • The Ministry of Irrigation removed 35,000 violation cases on the Nile River.
  • The Ministry of Supply allocated 20 billion EGP to import wheat in order to meet citizen needs for subsidized bread.

Akhbar press


Al-Azhar University expelled 21 male students and six female students on Monday over accusations of inciting violence on campus and disrupting the education process.

The National Security sector of the Interior Ministry detained Monday fugitive jihadist Thirwat Shihata, who was sentenced to death over accusations of attempting to kill former Prime Minister Atef Sedki.


  • The Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission invited the African Union to monitor the upcoming presidential elections.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Dissident Muslim Brotherhood youth decided to establish a “Free Justice Party” to express “true Islamic thoughts” differently than older leaders of the Brotherhood.

Minister of Higher Education Wael al-Degwy submitted Monday a request for the Cabinet to turn Nile University into a civil university after the end of a land dispute with Zewail City.


  • Minister of Education will not suspend the exams of secondary schools.
  • Tax Authority discussed imposing income tax on the profits of the stock market.

Al-Shorouq press


The legislative department of the State Council approved Monday a draft law submitted by the Housing Ministry to organize low-income housing.


  • Only three local organizations requested to monitor the upcoming presidential elections.
  • The Ministry of Justice announced that notary offices have received 350,000 endorsements for presidential elections since Monday.
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