7am News Wrapup April 25

News & Politics:

Security forces dispersed a sit-in by a number of temporary laborers working for an affiliate of the Abu Madi Oil Company in Dakahlia.

Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim has agreed to open stadium doors to fans to attend games of the upcoming Egyptian Premier League quartet in early June.

Assistant of Minister of Justice for the Human Rights Sector Judge Ahmed el-Sergany said reports of torture in prisons have not exceeded 20 in the past six months, and therefore cannot be considered systematic.

Inquiry into former President Hosni Mubarak’s aid Zakareya Azmy reveals national security concerns with Africa.


Minister of Trade and Industry Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour said that a delegation of major Swedish companies will visit Egypt in mid-June to consider new projects or cooperation with Egyptian investors.


The Egyptian Electric Utility and Consumer Protection Regulatory Agency launched a hashtag campaign, #shut_the_power, to raise awareness around the usage of electricity and the need to ration power.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said that Ethiopia can contain Egyptian attempts to impede the construction of the partially built Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam, and is urging Egypt to return to joint talks.

 Editor’s pick:

Police stations turn to prisons under rising detentions

An increase in the number of detentions over the past several months has given rise to the use of police stations as temporary prisons across Egypt in order to accommodate the growing number of prisoners.

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