7pm News Wrapup July 17
By THE CAIRO POST

News:

Egyptian navigation sources in the Cairo International Airport announced Thursday the stoppage of air traffic between Egypt and Libya completely due to an air traffic controllers strike in Libya, Youm7 reported.

The Cairo Electricity Production Company will replace its power plant in south Cairo with a steam driven power plant with a capacity of 1300 mega watts, a source in the company was quoted as saying by al-Mal reported on Thursday.

Politics:

Social media activists are calling on Facebook for a campaign in solidarity with a number of detainees before their trials scheduled to begin July 20.

Business:

 The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) indexes ended in the green, getting support from the positive performance of most leading stocks, headed by the market bellwether CIB, followed by EFG-Hermes and Sodic.

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab will soon issue a decision to form a new board of directors for the General Authority For Investment and Free Zones (GAFI), Minister of Investment Ashraf Salman was quoted as saying by al-Mal on Wednesday.

Inside Egypt:

 Ramadan dramas, a staple of Egyptian home entertainment during the fasting month, have drawn criticism this year for a lack of well-developed female characters, as well as sensationalized history.

Editor’s pick:

Neither Egyptian nor Sudanese authorities have responded to a Virginia man’s June 16 claim of the land of Bir Tawil. 46-year-old Jeremiah Heaton traveled all the way from a small town in Virginia to Africa to lay his claim on the 800-square-mile piece of land located between Egypt and Sudan.

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