7pm News Wrapup April 30

In collaboration with Agence France-Presse, The Cairo Post and Youm7 were given exclusive access to the “Rio 2014: Football as seen by young fans in the Cidade de Deus favela,” photography project that captures the youthful innocence of Brazilian children as they are given cameras to showcase daily life and their passion for football in their homeland in the lead-up to the World Cup.


An exact replica of Tutankhamun’s tomb was inaugurated Wednesday in Luxor, attended by ambassadors from the EU, Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou and minister of Antiquities Mohamed Ibrahim.

Iraqi writer and poet Ahmed Saadawy won the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction for his novel “Frankenstein in Baghdad”. Saadawy was announced as the prize recipient during a Tuesday ceremony in Abu Dhabi. His prizes include $50,000 and a guarantee that his novel will be translated into English.

A law approved by Interim President Adly Mansour to ban appeals from a third party against contracts between the state and investors is “unconstitutional,” said Director of The Arab Center for Integrity and Transparency Shehata Mohamed late Tuesday.

A Twitter account associated with the Sinai-based militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis sent a warning Wednesday to Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Egypt’s army and National Security authorities which said Egypt would be turned into an Islamic emirate.


 The Salafist Front urged the pro-Muslim Brotherhood National Alliance to Support Legitimacy to suspend its political activities in order to “avoid spilling blood,” it said in a Wednesday statement on its official Facebook page.


The Egyptian Exchangeindexes ended in the green Wednesday, and market capitalization added 3.6 billion EGP (U.S. $513.73 million), amid strong purchases by Egyptian investors, both individuals and foundations.

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