Egypt Press Review: Sept. 8

Youm7-300x150 Youm7 A crackdown on several employees of state-owned electric companies has taken place following the recent crisis, on charges that they belong to the Muslim Brotherhood and are behind the sabotage of the smooth running of things. Also:

  • President Sisi held three separate meetings with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Saudi FM Seoud al-Faysal, and Omanian FM Youssef Bin Ali
  • President of the High Constitutional Court Adly Mansour sets maximum wage of 42,000 EGP for judges at the constitutional court
  • Police Drug Traffic authorities seize “biggest” cocaine delivery



  • Abdeen Court for Urgent Matters adjourns to Sept. 14 the case of declaring Ultras football fan team a “terrorist organization”
  • Chairman of the Arab League Nabil al-Arabi: the League is incapable of facing challenges.
  • State Security officer testifies: Morsi and his aides leaked sensitive state security documents to Qatari intelligence service upon orders from the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood.

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  • Ministry of Electricity to provide final investigative report on recent crisis to presidency next Sunday
  • Bank of Agricultural Credit decides decreases interests on farmers’ debts and extends due date
  • Victor Hugo’s letter defending revolutionary icon Ahmed Orabi who rebelled against the Khedive

Akhbar press Al-Akhbar

  • Economic Conference “Egypt’s Future” launches, sponsored by Al-Akhbar, and opened by Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab and Nobel laureate in chemistry Ahmed Zuwail
  • Member of Antiquities’ ministry accuses competitive antiquities restoration companies of spreading false information on the “collapse” of Sakkara pyramid
  • Ministry of Supply to impose fine for fraud in subsidized bakeries

Al-Masry Al-Youm Al-Masry Al-Youm

  • Director of Central Bank Hisham Ramez states Suez Canal Project investment certificates reach 6 billion EGP by Saturday at 6 p.m.
  • Minister of Local Development announces governorates borders’ redraw plan is not final, despite approval of the Cabinet


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