Egypt Press Review: April 9

Youm7 press


Female students at Al-Azhar University tried to block Mostafa El-Nahas Street in Nasr City to demand the release of detained students on Tuesday, but security forces dispersed their demonstration with tear gas.


  • Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s presidential campaign has collected 200,000 endorsements: spokesperson.
  • Security forces seized 12 handmade bombs at Ain Shams University.
  • Attorney General arrived in Aswan for ongoing investigations into recent tribal clashes.
  • An African delegation met Foreign Minister and Al-Azhar Grand Imam during their visit to Egypt.
  • Defense Minister Sedki Sobhi attended on Tuesday the main stage of a tactical maneuver carried out by the Second Field Army.

 Ahram press


The Supreme Council of Universities decided Tuesday to deploy security forces at university gates to immediately respond to violent conflicts.

Security forces arrested on Tuesday three individuals on accusations of forming a “terrorist” cell that killed three policemen and set fire to 35 police cars in Giza.

Egyptian Company for Metro Management and Operation announced Tuesday that security authorities approved the re-opening of Sadat metro station in May to be used as a transit point between the first and second metro lines, but not for exit.

 Akhbar press


  • The Ministry of Petroleum signed an agreement with its Kuwaiti counterpart to increase the amounts of imported fuel in the next three years.
  • The International Monetary Fund’s Tuesday report expected slow economic advancement in Egypt.
  • Head of Al-Azhar University will remain in his position until the end of the year: General Assembly of the Fatwa and Legislation.
  • Prime Minister pledges free and fair presidential elections.

 Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi‘s electoral campaign announced Tuesday that it has collected the minimum number of presidential endorsements required, estimated at 25,000, from 13 different governorates.


  • Ministry of International Cooperation required the monitoring of European grants for civil society organizations in Egypt.
  • The Ministry of Agriculture prompted a red alert after locust swarms emerged near the Egyptian-Libyan border.
  • Falcon security company allocates 150 guards to secure the headquarters of presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi‘s electoral campaign.

 Al-Shorouq press


  • The African delegation headed by former Mali President Alpha Omar Konary said that what happened in Egypt on June 30 was not a military coup.
  • The Cairo Criminal Court postponed Tuesday the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his sons, and former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly to April 9.
  • The trial of the former Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie and a number of other Brotherhood leaders was postponed to April 19.
  • The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy announced a “revolutionary wave” beginning on April 25, and threatened to storm Tahrir Square.
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