7 pm News Wrapup May 3


Following the resurgence of power cuts in May, after a relative pause in April, a state of skepticism has surfaced among Egyptians over the ability of the government to contain this crisis.

At least six people were killed in Mogadishu on Saturday, including a senior city council official, when a remotely controlled bomb planted by Al-Shabaab insurgents exploded on a busy street in the Somali capital, police said.


Cairo Criminal Court adjourned to May 4 the trial of ousted President Mohamed Morsi over the violence that broke out in front of Ithadeya Presidential Palace.

Vice President of Ain Shams University for Educational and Student Affairs Mohamed al-Husseini Toukhy warned students against the inclusion of political slogans on their examination papers.


Judicial sources said Egyptian authorities called on the British government to freeze funds affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood to pave the way for returning them to the country

The two presidential candidates Field Marshal Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Hamdeen Sabbahi launched Twitter hashtags in an early start to their electoral campaigns on Saturday.

In depth:

As setbacks against press freedom in Egypt increase, a number of journalists believe self-censorship is higher than ever, even in comparison to the years of former President Hosni Mubarak while it reached its lowest levels under former President Mohamed Morsi.

Editors’ pick:

Coinciding with the World Day for Press Freedom, Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Saturday the case of three Al-Jazeera English journalists to an eighth trial session on May 15, and renewed the remand of the news network’s journalist Abdullah el-Shamy for 45 days.

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