Egypt Press Review: April 22

Youm7 press


The High Presidential Elections Committee (HPEC) will open Tuesday the door for submitting appeals against presidential hopefuls starting from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The electoral campaigns of candidates Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabbahi agreed that they will not submit appeals against each other.


  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab decided to raise the prices of gas used in homes.
  • The Military Justice decided to refer all the cases of terrorism to civil courts.

Ahram press


The National Security arrested a suspected terrorist cell in Alexandria they say was planning to assassinate number of security and military officers, and judges.


  • The High Presidential Elections Committee (HPEC) approved 5 more campaign logos, including a winged eagle.
  • Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab stated that Egypt is about to resolve its problems with the African Union.

 Akhbar press


The reconciliation committee affiliated with Azhar grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb announced that the Bani-Helal and the Daboud tribes are committed to follow the committee’s future recommendations, regarding a feud in April that killed 26 and caused scores of injuries.


  • Ministry of Health announced that all hospitals in Egypt are on alert for Sham el-Nessim celebrations.
  • The governor of Cairo agreed with military and security forces to demolish 13 violated houses behind the Supreme Constitutional Court.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

  • The ministry of Supply plans to create two new standards of gold, 14 and 16 carats, in order to enhance the gold market.
  • The High Committee of Viral Hepatitis announced that it would receive 300,000 dosages of the new American cure for hepatitis.
  • The High Council of Universities will discuss Wednesday the universities’ plans to secure the final second semester’s exams.

Al-Shorouq press


Sham el-Nessim celebrations took a political turn on Monday as presidential campaigns saw an opportunity to promote their candidates during the traditional spring festival among people gathering in the streets and public parks


  • Pro-Muslim Brotherhood students’ protests in Al-Azhar University caused the administration to delay the timing of final exams to May 10.
  • The Ministry of Transportation decided to delay the inauguration of the third metro line linking Attaba to Abasseya district.
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