Egypt Press Review: Sept. 7



President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi addresses the nation in speech on terrorism and the electricity crisis. He says Egypt needs 130 billion EGP ($18.17 billion) to manage the electricity crisis over a period of five years.


  • Father of young Egyptian Islamic State volunteer accuses IS of recruiting youth by claiming they work assisting Syrian refugees.
  • Students and schools prepare for new academic semester: health tips and vaccination requirements, warnings against child sexual harassment.
  • Al-Azhar sends mission of scholars on a tour of Africa amid a campaign to fight extremist ideologies.
  • Power crisis on top of Dostour Party agenda ahead of parliamentary elections.



  • Ministry of Electricity dismisses three senior officials following Sisi’s speech on power crisis to contain public anger.
  • Egyptian Ambassador to U.S. confirms 10 Apache helicopter gunships to be received by Egypt “soon.”
  • Ministry of Interior investigations on death of Arish conscript: police officer forced conscript to train and beat him to death, believing he was malingering.

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  • Sisi urges media to have a “better” understanding and presentation of current issues.
  • Head of Suez Canal Authority: 200 billion EGP in revenues expected from New Suez Canal project in five years.
  • Presidential decree establishes advisory council of scientists and experts to manage national projects. Council includes experts in education, energy, information technology, economics and health.

Al-Masry Al-Youm

Al-Masry Al-Youm

  • Sisi’s moment of truth regarding electricity crisis, apologizes and calls on people to have patience.
  • Ibrahim Mahlab announces Suez Canal project investment certificates to be provided for free for pension holders.
  • Hajj travelers face ship breakdown at Safaga Port.
  • Fifteen new schools established in Cairo at the cost of 63 million EGP, they include more than 300 classrooms. Fifteen additional schools actively being built.
  • Intensive measures and investigations to secure Rafah-Arish Highway from bombings.

Akhbar press


  • Prosecution demands death penalty for Mohamed Morsi for allegedly leaking documents related to State security matters to Qatar.
  • Angry employees at the Ministry of Higher Education accuse Minister Mahmoud Abou el-Nasr of replacing them with his acquaintances and friends.
  • Sisi receives  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and discusses refugee matters.
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