Egypt Press Review Sept. 16
Egyptian newspapers

Youm7 press


The Central Bank of Egypt announced the end of the window to invest in the Suez Canal expansion project via deposit certificates. CEO Hisham Barakat said 61 billion EGP has been collected in eight days, including 750 million EGP collected from post offices selling the certificates, and with a high turnout from Egyptians living abroad. Meanwhile, head of the Suez Canal Authority Mohab Mamish estimated profits of the new project to reach 200 billion EGP in 5 years.

  • Protests against and rallies in favor of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi await him during his visit to the U.S. scheduled for next week
  • The National Council for Women Rights will support Nour Salafist Party candidates, but not female Muslim Brotherhood supporters for parliamentary elections
  • Egyptian man burns passport in new video release by Islamic State

Al-Masry Al-Youm press

Al-Masry Al-Youm

  • Cairo University requires students’ pre-admission security check and bans protests on campus, according to president Gaber Nassar
  • 500 immigrants drown on Malta shore, headed from Damietta, including Egyptians, Plestinains, Sudanese, Syrians
  • Public anger as electricity crisis re-emerges,  power outages exceed three hours



  • Activists and politicians celebrate on social media the release of Alaa Abdel Fatah and withdrawal of jury, demanding the release of the rest of political detainees in other cases.
  • Ahmed Doma’s wife: my husband insists on continuing hunger strike despite alarming health condition
  • Former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif of Hosni Mubarak’s government will not return to teaching at Cairo University, in an attempt to calm public frustration
  • Citizens to Min. of Supply: we cannot afford to buy chicken and bread containing insects and cigarette butts


  • International Criminal Court (ICC) rejects for the second time a Muslim Brotherhood lawsuit against current Egyptian authorities, accusing them of war crimes following the toppling of Mohamed Morsi June 30, 2013
  • Morsi’s trial session in Wadi el-Natroun prison break adjourned to Sept. 21
  • Euromoney Conference kicks off in Kuwait


Akhbar Al-Youm

  • Head of General Authority for Investments: Foreign Direct Investment reached $4.7 billion from July 2013 to March 2014, expected to reach $ 6 billion by end of year
  • Officials of the Muslim and Christian communities in Aswan promote tolerance by launching a campaign called “coexistence”
  • Army kills five extremists in North Sinai, stops infiltration of 14 illegal immigrants coming from Nigeria through Egyptian-Libyan borders
  • Water begins to flow in new Suez Canal Project
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