Egypt Press Review: April 17
By EHAB EL-SHAZLY

Youm7 press

Youm7

Abasseya Cathedral prepares to celebrate the Easter festival, when many public figures, ministers and foreign ambassadors will attend the celebration Sunday amid intensified security measures.

Also:

  • Dostour Party announces its support for Hamdeen Sabbahi for president.
  • Islamist Hazem Salah Abu Ismail sentenced to seven years in prison for forging his mother’s nationality.
  • Restoration of burnt homes in Aswan as a result of tribal conflict will cost 1 million EGP.

 Ahram press

Al-Ahram

Interim President Adly Mansour agreed to suggested initiative between National Council for Human Rights and Ministry of Interior to meet on a monthly basis to discuss the complaints filed to the council.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy met with the African ambassadors in Cairo to ensure Egypt’s keenness on deepening relations with Africa.

Also:

  • Presidential candidate Hamdeen Sabbahi promises to abolish protest law if he wins the elections.
  • Minister of Transport Ibrahim el-Demeiry: Opening of four giant projects in metro, railways and ports within three weeks.
  • State of emergency in health departments in Cairo, and governorates to receive patients during the upcoming holidays.
  • Cement factory losses reach millions as a result of a lack of fuel.

 Akhbar press

Al-Akhbar

Ministry of Education stressed the importance of banning the distribution of any electoral advertising inside schools or any educational entities.

Minister of Industry, Investment and Foreign Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said Egypt would benefit from the German’s experience in adapting factories to produce energy from coal.

Also:

  • Head of Egypt’s Interpol: France released former Minister of Finance Youssef Boutros Ghali because he is a political refugee for the United Kingdom.

 Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

A new crisis in the Ministry of Electricity that will last for 10 days is the result of a maintenance process. The ministry called on citizens to ration power consumption.

The Ministry of Tourism said the tourism sector recorded a retreat in revenues of 43 percent in comparison to last year, with this year’s revenues reaching nearly $1 billion.

Also:

  • 120 Muslim Brotherhood members sentenced to three years in prison and six others acquitted in the Dokki incident.
  • Journalists organize a protest at the Press Syndicate headquarters in objection to being targeted.
  • Supreme Presidential Electoral Commission: Presidential candidate Abdel Fatah al-Sisi needs three million votes if he is running in the elections unopposed.

 Al-Shorouq press

Al-Shorouq

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said citizens will endure many hardships during the upcoming period, because supplies are being reduced.

President Adly Mansour met with Nation Council for Human Rights members Wednesday, where they presented amendments to the protest law and demanded the release of political detainees jailed under the protest law.

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