Egypt Press Review: May 3

Youm7 press


The Muslim Brotherhood reaches a point of desperation and detonates a bomb in front of Heliopolis Court. A suicide bomber detonated himself at a check point in Tur Sinai in South Sinai and another bombed a touristic bus. The total number of casualties is two dead and 11 injured.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said that there will be no more subsidies for the rich and subsidies should reached those who deserve them from the poor classes.


  • Predictions of Abdel Fatah al-Sisi winning the elections by 81 percent.
  • The Ministry of Health denies cancelling pilgrimage trips.
  • Internal debt reaches EGP 1.6 trillion.
  • A Muslim Brotherhood leader’s son rapes a child for playing a song that supports the army.

Ahram press


The presidential candidates’ electoral campaigns will officially be announced Saturday after the High Presidential Elections Committee announced the final list of candidates, which include only Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabahi. The campaigns will last for 20 days.

France condemned the terrorist attacks in Sinai and Cairo on Friday. French Foreign Ministry spokesperson Roman Nadal said that Paris rejects terrorism in all its forms.


  • Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy: We are building a democracy to follow the people’s will.
  • Foreign funds for NGOs from March totaled 114 million EGP.
  • President Adly Mansour to inaugurate the second stage of the third metro line on Monday.
  • Head of the Committee for Supervising Electoral Publicity demands neutrality during to presidential candidates.
  • Hamdeen Sabbahi campaign’s spokesperson Maasoum Marzouq: allegations of funds from Qatar for the campaign are despicable.
  • Today is World Press Freedom Day.

Akhbar press


Minister of Health Adel Adawy emphasized that Egypt is completely safe from corona-virus. He said that there is only one announced case and all the other cases turned out to be negative.


  • Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to announce his platform on Sunday and Hamdeen Sabahi to start his campaign from Upper Egypt.
  • 2.8 million acres of desert land allocated to the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Water cuts in several areas in Giza on Saturday.

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nabil Fahmy met with United Nations’ Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in New York. Fahmy stressed Egypt’s intentions to cooperate with the United Nations in the field of peacekeeping. He emphasized that the Egyptian judiciary is independent and no other authority can interfere in its work based on the principle of separating powers.


  • Minister of Religious Endowments Mohamed Mokhtar Gomaa visits Tutankhamen’s tomb.
  • Cement factories begin the procedures for importing coal before obtaining the Ministry of Environment’s approval.
  • Freedom House: Egypt, Turkey and Ukraine rank lowest in press freedom.
  • Nour Party will announce its support for Sisi on Saturday: Sources.

Al-Shorouq press


The presidential elections law bans several practices during the campaign period, such as: referring to the private lives of candidates, using religious slogans, using violence, directly or indirectly receiving gifts or donations, using state-owned or public sector buildings or means of transportation for publicity, using mosques, churches, schools, universities or NGOs in publicity.


  • 13,000 real estate finance accommodation units in a few days.
  • Egypt comes in second place in killing journalists.
  • The National Alliance to Support Legitimacy calls for boycotting presidential elections.
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