Giza Governor Ali Abdel Rahman said that the quantity of dumped trash everyday weighs 5,000 tons and that the governorate is unable to dispose of it all. He added that the governorate borrows 40 million EGP ($5.6 million) from banks to cover the staff salaries of 30,000 employees.
- Forty failing schools will be put under the Education Ministry’s financial and administrative supervision after they failed to respond to two previous warnings by the ministry.
The Ministry of Health announced that 32,000 hepatitis C patients have registered on a new treatment website since it was activated early Thursday. The website was originally launched to ease hepatitis C patients’ ability to register to receive the newly imported U.S. medicine Sovaldi.
- A person was injured after armed men shot him in Sheikh Zuwayed in North Sinai. He was transferred to a hospital for treatment.
An Egyptian national living in Libya was killed by armed men Thursday evening inside a sewing shop in Benghazi. The victim was reported to be working at the sewing shop.
- The Fayoum Criminal Court sentenced 36 defendants allegedly affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood to 15 years in prison over charges of inciting violence.
Security agencies in Giza governorate arrested 30 alleged MB affiliates in a security crackdown in the governorate.
- The trial of 188 defendants in the Kerdasa massacre case was adjourned to Sept. 29.
A security crackdown in North Sinai resulted in the arrest of 17 suspects and seizure of eight cars without license plates.
- The Egyptian stock market (EGX) gained 10.8 billion EGP during last week’s trading.