Update Egypt’s local news digest Aug 14: Sisi updated on restoration works in number of museums nationwide; PM remodels National Council for Childhood and Motherhood
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi meets with Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani over latest developments of restoration works for a number of museums nationwide on Sunday, August 14, 2016- photo courtesy of the Presidential Office.

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Sisi updated on restoration works in number of museums nationwide

Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani has updated President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi on the latest developments of restoring number of museums nationwide, particularly the Islamic Art Museum, and Minya’s Malawi Museum that were targeted by “terrorists,” according to a statement from the Presidential office Sunday.


PM remodels National Council for Childhood and Motherhood

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail issued Sunday a decision to restructure the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) to be chaired by the Minister of Health. The council members will be representatives from the Ministries of Planning, Youth, Social Solidarity, Interior, Education, Culture, Immigration, Justice and Manpower. It will also include representatives from Maspero, the headquarters of Egyptian T.V. and Radio, and from the church and Al-Azhar.

Video: child drives passenger micro-bus near police station

A video footage published by Youm7 showed children drive passenger micro-bus, without drive license and car plates, when they bypassing a police station in Cairo’s Bulaq district.

Phenomena of children driving microbuses and tok toks has prevailed over the past few years, the newspaper continued.

GUC offers 92 fellowships for Thanaweya Amma students

German University in Cairo (GUC) has offered 92 fully paid fellowships for excellent Thanaweya Amma (high school diploma) students, announced GUC Board of Trustees head Ashraf Mansour Sunday.

He added that the students should pass a placement test to be enrolled in the University, Youm7 reported.


El-Badeel news website to be sued for ‘insulting Egyptian women’

The National Council for Women announced it will legally sue the Badeel news website over “insulting women” after using an improper picture of a woman dancing on a news story.

The council condemned the “shameful approach” taken by the website in covering President Sisi’s call for women to rationalize consumption of water and power.

The website put a headline saying: “Sisi to women: please stand by Egypt, and it will be as big as the world,” and placed an archived picture of a young woman dancing in a gathering, likely to be a pro-government demonstration. The picture is no longer on the website.

The picture triggered anger comments on social media; Lawyer Samir Sabry also announced he will sue the website accusing it of insulting Egyptian women.


Environment Min. lifts 15K tons of garbage at Alexandria stations

The Ministry of Environment has managed to lift 15,000 tons of garbage piles at Alexandria joint stations within five days, said Fatma Mohsen, the head of waste management agency.

The collected waste is safely buried, according to Mohsen, who said that stations have a total of 500,000 tons of garbage.

She added that the cabinet has assigned the ministry to handle the garbage problem.


196 fugitives arrested in Aswan security crackdown

A total of 196 fugitives have been arrested in an intensive security campaign in Aswan, Youm7 reported. The arrested have escaped prison terms in different judicial cases.


Cairo sees hot weather of 36°C Sunday

Forecasters have expected a hot weather to prevail Sunday in Cairo and north coasts, while the southern parts of the country will see higher temperature degrees.

According to official forecast authority, Cairo will see highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C; Alexandria will see highs of 31°C and lows of 27°C.

In Upper Egypt, Luxor and Aswan will see very hot temperature, recording highs of 42°C and 41°C respectively.


Passenger busted at airport for carrying huge amounts of mobile phones

A passenger has been busted at Cairo International Airport over possessing a huge amount of mobile phones, where he is accused of escaping customs value.


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