A source at the Ministry of Electricity said that President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi issued a decision to cut power for all institutions—including government ones—if they fail to pay their electric bills.
- A committee has been assigned by the Ministry of Education to write secondary education history text books, and controversy has arisen as to how the Nour Party and Tamarod movement will be mentioned. The Nour Party demanded that a representative of the party be included in the committee.
A relocation campaign of street vendors from Ramses and Ataba was delayed until the Cairo governorate finds a suitable place for them in order to avoid a crisis like the one at Torgoman Garage when vendors were relocated there.
- The Central Administration for Pharmacies issued a resolution to withdraw seven “invalid” medications and drugs from the local market.
Military spokesperson Mohamed Samir said 21 takfirists were killed during a week of security operations in North Sinai.
- The Ministry of Housing discussed drinking water and sanitation shortages across the country with the Cabinet and decided to finish government projects aimed at solving the problem before next summer.
Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafy said there is preliminary coordination to establish a “strategic trade coalition” with Rwanda for food and agriculture goods.
- Security forces dispersed minor protests by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood Saturday—a day before the beginning of the new academic year—in Giza and Alexandria.
A source at the Cabinet said the 2013 Protest Law will be applied firmly on students who organize protests without prior permission.
- A campaign was launched by the Roads and Bridges Authority to remove garbage from the Ring Road.
- The National Council for Women said there was a decline in harassment incidents reported during Eid al-Adha this year.