Egypt Press Review: April 16
By EHAB EL-SHAZLY

Youm7 press

Youm7

Interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said he is personally following up on an investigation into injuries caused to journalists who were covering clashes between security forces and Muslim Brotherhood students in Cairo University Monday, noting that violations against reporters are not acceptable.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is to visit Washington, D.C., in the last week of April to discuss bilateral relations between Egypt and the U.S.

Also:

  • Doctors launch administrative work strike in public hospitals as an escalation against the government for not meeting their demands.
  • Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission: 20 million EGP is the maximum limit for electoral advertisement.
  • The government is seeking legal loopholes to detain former Minister of Finance Youssef Boutros Ghali after he was released in France.

 Ahram press

Al-Ahram

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said that public companies will not be sold or privatized and the government would seek to develop public factories and companies.

The Press Syndicate condemned the shooting of journalists with live bullets while they were reporting on clashes and demanded that the suspects be revealed and be placed on trial. It also said its field reporters would strike covering dangerous events.

Also:

  • Egypt demanded an explanation from France following the release of former Minister of Finance Youssef Boutros Ghali.
  • Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker: I do not have a “magical wand” to solve the power outage crisis.
  • Suspect in Dokki and Cairo University blast incidents arrested.

 Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

Minister of Finance Hany Kadry said the annual negotiation between the International Monetary Fund and Egypt would be set after the presidential elections.

Minister of Communication and Information Technology Atef Helmy said the government has a national project to generalize high speed internet across Egypt over the next seven years at the cost of 45 billion EGP.

Also:

  • Violent clashes erupted in Cairo and Mansoura universities.
  • 37 Muslim Brotherhood students sentenced to five years in prison.
  • Five Takfiri suspects who attacked security forces killed in Sheikh Zuwayed.

 Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

A government decision to decrease the goods supply will affect citizens beginning May, with the price of fuel, fertilizers, flour, oils, steel and cement set to increase.

Also:

  • Court verdict bans the Muslim Brotherhood from running for presidential and parliamentary elections.
  • Prosecution investigation: Cairo University student was killed by a live bullet to the chest.

 Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

Committee to amend parliamentary elections and the political rights laws is to hold its first meeting Wednesday headed by the Minister of Transitional Justice and National Reconciliation Mohamed Amin El-Mahdy.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy met with Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby in the Arab League General Secretariat headquarters to discuss the implementation of the league’s decisions.

Also:

  • Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission finished inspecting presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s endorsements.
  • White taxi drivers protest at Cabinet headquarters in response to their demands being ignored.
  • 13 suspects arrested in Sinai, and three underground tunnels demolished in North Sinai.
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