7am News Wrapup April 8
By THE CAIRO POST

Hundreds of students demonstrated outside of Al-Azhar University campus on Monday, demanding the reinstatement of expelled students.

The European Union announced that it will not support a particular candidate in Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections.

Tribal leaders reached a three day truce after violent clashes erupted Friday in Al-Sayl Al-Reefi village in Aswan, but the truce was later repealed after one of the tribes’ houses were set on fire.

News & Politics:

A sit-in of Women activists, politicians, and protesters was held in front of Ithadeya Presidential Palace, demanding the release of detained activists, and the abolition of the protest law.

The U.S. Embassy in Cairo denied claims that it hosted a meeting with representatives of the Brotherhood Without Violence movement.

The Ministry of Education closed 80 schools on Monday after the tribal clashes that erupted in Aswan.

Business:

The Egyptian Exchange’s indexes closed Monday on a low, losing about 4.3 billion EGP (U.S. $616, 55 million) in trading sessions, influenced by Egyptian and foreign investors’ net sales on the lead shares.

The privately-owned Egypt Carbon Holdings company signed on Monday a U.S. $1.7 billion cooperation agreement with the Italian company Maire Tecnimont and the Greek Archirodon to provide services and utilities for the Al Tahrir Petrochemicals complex.

In-Depth:

The Freedom for the Brave movement organized a seminar to increase awareness about human rights for political detainees in Egypt, after a court verdict was issued on Monday against three political activists.

BBC staff demanded the release of all detained journalists in Egypt, including Al Jazeera staff, in images shared on social media.

Editor’s Pick:

Human and children’s rights NGOs urge the Ministry of Interior to arrest a rapist charged with raping his nine-year-old niece.

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