7am News Wrapup April 17
By THE CAIRO POST

The High Presidential Elections Committee allocated 16,000 Egyptian judges to supervise the presidential elections on May 26 and 27.

The Housing Directorate started to rebuild houses that were burned and damaged by clashes in Aswan.

News:

Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of Adel Habara, accused of killing 25 security soldiers in the case publicly known as the “second Rafah massacre”.

The defense minister approved a request by the Press Syndicate to provide bulletproof vests to journalists.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab issued a decision to ban the controversial Egyptian film “Halawit Rouh.”

The April 6 Movement staged a protest in Tahrir Square against the protest law and demanding the release of the detainees jailed for violating the law.

Business:

The deputy head of the  National Bank of Egypt, announced Wednesday that the bank has offered to finance the projects to develop the Suez Canal Axis.

The Minister of Agriculture said Wednesday that the ministry will plant 1,000 acres of olives trees in South Sinai.

In-Depth:

Nature reserves are a valuable part of any country, and Egypt contains 30 reserves that cover roughly 15 percent of the country’s total space.

Editor’s Pick:

Amid widespread detentions and sweeping arrests witnessed over the past several months, those netted in indiscriminate group arrests remain behind bars for charges they did not commit.

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