7pm News Wrapup May 2
By THE CAIRO POST

Protests and explosions rocked different parts of Egypt on Friday, as two blasts took place in Sinai and one in Heliopolis, killing four people. 

News:

One person was killed and three were injured Friday during the dispersal of pro-Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations in Alexandria.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Manpower Yasser al-Sherbini said that over 45,000 persons applied for the jobs that the ministry announced last week.

 Politics:

The Egyptian Social Democratic Party (ESDP) is preparing a memorandum of requirements for the next President, amid rumors that there will be upcoming mass resignations.

Business:

Rolling blackouts have already been hitting neighborhoods of Cairo daily throughout the winter, when electricity usage is lower. Now summer’s heat is coming, and Egypt’s crippling energy crisis is threatening to mount, creating an immediate political liability for the new president to be elected this month.

In-Depth:

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) stated that there continues to be repression in Egypt in its annual report on religious freedom issued Thursday.

Editor’s Pick:

Egypt’s Evangelical Synod decided to refer the issue of the ordination of female priests to the executive commission of the synod to conduct the necessary studies and seminars in this regard.

The Synod took its position on the issue based upon the decision taken by the Constitutional and Judicial Council not to allow the ordination of women priests, against the backdrop of the appeal submitted against the decision of the Cairo Evangelical Synod.

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