Chadian President Idriss Déby said Friday that Egypt must resume its role in the African Union as soon as possible. He said that Africa would lose much if Egypt remains absent from its place in the union.
Déby said, after he met with Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab, that Egypt is taking steps towards democracy through the roadmap, thus it must continue its role in the African Union, especially as it is one of the main founding countries of the union.
- Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy said that Egypt is heading towards political, economic and security stability.
- Seven terrorists were arrested, three of whom are accused of killing the journalist Mayada Asraf.
- Freedom and Justice Party spokesperson Yasser Mehrez arrested.
- Minister of Civil Aviation: stopping the Cairo- Addis Ababa route depends on the country’s interests.
- Director of general security: there is nothing called “The Free Army” and whoever penetrates Egypt’s borders is dead.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn accused Egypt of launching “campaigns” to warn North and East African countries of the Renaissance Dam in the frame of Egypt’s pressures to obstruct the project.
- The Government awaits 5 billion EGP (U.S. $714 million) from real estate taxes.
- The poor will not be harmed by raising natural gas price because 70 percent of the consumers are from the upper-class.
The Doctors’ Syndicate General Assembly was postponed until May 9, and the partial strike continues in government hospitals.
- A Muslim Brotherhood movement: 16,000 prisoners begin hunger strike in 11 prisons and the head of Prisons Sector: rumors.
- The Economist: Sabbahi is a scapegoat and his loss to Sisi is inevitable.
The Carter Center announced that it is sending a team of electoral experts to evaluate the environment of the upcoming presidential elections in Egypt, including the political and legislative frames in which they are conducted.
- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Egypt is in a good position to negotiate with International Monetary Fund.
- Cairo insists on suspending construction of the Renaissance Dam to continue negotiations with Ethiopia.