Wrap up of Egypt’s top news Aug. 16: Former chief of CAO calls for accurate ‘public trial’; Egypt to receive 4 French aircrafts, 1st French liquefied gas consignment
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Local:

Egypt sends medical delegation to Dijibouti

The Ministry of Health has dispatched a delegation of doctors in different fields of specializations to Djibouti as part of medical cooperation between the two countries, Youm7 reported.

Minister of Health Ahmed Emad said that it is not the first time a medical delegation is sent to an African country.

 

Safety measures on Cairo road to be inspected after fatal crash

Mit Ghamr-Mansoura Road in Cairo that witnessed a fatal crash Monday, leaving 22 dead and dozens injured, will be inspected by road experts in terms of safety measures available.

The head of the Road and Bridges Authority Adel Tork has visited the accident site to inspect the presence of road signs and warnings, remove the remnants of the accident and fix the road.

Many Egyptians die on the road as thousands of accidents take place every year. Officials say that human error are the main reason behind the fatal crashes; however, experts blame lack of safety measures and road maintenance.

 

Ultras attempt to clash with Ahly’s Martin Jol over team losses

A number of members of Ahly Ultras have attempted to clash with the Ahly coach Martin Jol during a training session.

Many Ahly fans have voiced their rejection for Jol to continue as the coach blaming him for the low performance of the players and team’s recent losses.

Driver stops train to buy sweet potatoes

A video went viral on social media showing that an Egyptian train driver has stopped the train and get out buying sweet potatoes from a farm, locates along the railway, Youm7 reported Monday.

The train was heading from coast city of Damietta to Nile Delta’s Tanta. The driver act stirred anger of the passengers.

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Politics:

French aircraft manufacturer to sell Egypt 4 “Falcon 7 X”

Dassault Aviation SA signed Tuesday contracts to sell four “Falcon 7 X” aircrafts to Egypt in a deal that worth 300 million EURO, Youm7 quoted the French newspaper “La Tribune.”

According to the newspaper, Egypt will replace its current US-made planes to the new ones.

 

Prosecution challenges Morsi’s acquittal in Qatar espionage case

The public prosecution challenged Tuesday a court ruling to acquit the ex-President Mohamed Morsi of espionage charges before Egypt’s top appeal court “cassation.”

Morsi had received a number of rulings the sum of which mount to 40-year imprisonment in the case known as “spying for Qatar” but was acquitted of espionage charges.

Some defendants in the case received death sentences; the prosecution challenged their ruling as well.

Former chief of CAO calls for ‘public trial’

Former Chairperson of the Central Auditing Organization (CAO) Hesham Geneina has called for an open trial over the charges he face, saying that his trial and investigations did not follow stipulated legal measures.

He added in an interview with AlAraby Television Network that he did not meet with President Sisi since being removed from the CAO presidency.

Geneina is being tried over remarks to the media that a total of 600 billion EGP ($75 billion) was stolen from public money due to the corruption over 2015. Attorney General Nabil Ahmed Sadek imposed a media gag on investigations in January 2016 .

 

Call to write off names of ElBaradei, Aymoun Nour from Lawyers’ Syndicate

Member of the Egyptian Syndicate of Lawyers Abu El-Naga Mehrizi has called for writing off names of former Vice-President Mohamed ElBaradei and politician Ayman Nour from the Syndicate, Parlmany reported Monday.

Mehrizi added that he will file a lawsuit against ElBaradei over U.S. invention in Iraq in 2003 when he served as the International Atomic Energey Agency (IAEA) Secretary General, and over his objection to the dispersal of pro-Muslim Brotherhood sit-ins of Rabaa and Nahda,the website added.

Business:

Egypt pays Russia 1bln rubles for 1st liquefied gas consignment 

Egypt paid Russia one billion rubles for the first batch of liquefied gas consignment imported from Rosneft Company, per the deal that has been signed between both sides in August 2015.

The consignment has arrived in Ain Sokhna Port, according to TASS news agency.

Sisi to sign 5 cooperation deals with China during participation in G20 Summit

President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will sign a number of cooperation deals with China, worth of $5 billion, during his visit Hangzhou to attend the G20 Summit that due to be held in September, Youm7 reported an official in the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation.

The deals include establishment of a solar power plant with capacity of 1,000 megawatt and at a cost of $3.3 billion, the official added on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to brief the media.

The Ministry is contacting with the Chinese side to sign a memorandum of Understating with the Export-Import Bank of China, the official continued.

The total of Chinese grants in Egypt has reached $169 million since 1992, while the soft loans for Egypt recorded $305.4 million, according to the latest data from the Egyptian Ministry.

 

18 int’al banks bid to run Egypt’s issuance of .S. dollar-denominated bonds

A total of 18 international banks have submitted to the Ministry of Finance their bids to run Egyptian issuance of U.S. dollar-denominated bonds in the international markets, Youm7 reported Ministry deputy Ahmed Kojak Tuesday.

The international banks include HSBC, Citibank, and Morgan Stanley, BNP Pariba, Kojak added.

Safaga maritime port to be opened after development works in September

The General Authority for Red Sea Ports (GARSP) will inaugurate Safaga maritime port in September after being developed at a cost of 510 million EGP, Youm7 reported GARSP chairperson Hesham Abu Senna Tuesday.

He added that President Sisi to attend the inauguration ceremony.

Social:

Egypt will participate in global surrealistic art exhibition 

Egyptian Minister of Culture Helmi El Namnam has reached a deal with a delegation from French Ministry of Culture on Egyptian participation in an international exhibition for surrealistic arts. The exhibition will first be held in France, then in Germany and UK, Youm7 reported Monday.

 

Ukrainian singer Loboda in Sharm el Sheikh Aug. 24

Ukrainian singer and composer Svetlana Loboda will perform a concert in Egypt’s Sharm el Sheikh on August 24, in light of boosting Egyptian tourism sector, Egyptian state-owned newspaper al- Ahram reported Tuesday.

The concert also coincides with the Ukrainian national day, and will be attended by South Sinai governor Khaled Fouda and a diplomatic delegation from the Ukrainian embassy in Egypt.

 

Egyptian actors seek partnership with Indian stars

Egyptian actor Mohamed Imam and a group of actors and actress have visited the Indian embassy in Cairo to reach a deal over cooperation between both countries in movie industry, al Ahram reported Tuesday.

Imam, who is acting a movie title “Hell in India,” asked the Indian ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharyya to display his movie in India.

Sports:

Zamalek qualifies to semi final of the CAF Champions League

Egypt’s Zamalek SC has qualified to the semi final of the CAF Champions League after beating Enyimba FC 1-0 Monday evening on the Petro Sport Stadium of Alexandria.

 

Egypt’s volleyball team out of Rio Olympics

Egyptian national volleyball team could not manage to be qualified next round after losing to Argentina and previously to Iran, leading it to be out of the 2016 Rio Olympics, King Fut reported Tuesday.

 

Two Egyptian Greco-Roman wrestlers out of Rio Olympics 

Two Egyptian Greco-Roman wrestlers Mahmoud Rashad and Haitham Mahmoud failed to qualify to the next round of the Wrestling tournament after being defeated by Azerbaijan’s Elvin Mursaliyev and North Korean Chol Yun, respectively, Monday, King Fut reported.

 

EFA receives offer to hold Super Cup match in France, London or Lebanon

Egyptian Football Association has received an offer from a company to play the Egyptian Super Cup in one of the following Countries: France, London, or Lebanon, Youm7 reported Tuesday.

For security measures ahead of the 2016 pilgrimage season, Saudi Arabia has apologized to host a football game of the Egyptian Super Cup for season 2016/2017 between Al Ahly and Zamalek teams, scheduled to be held on September 14.

It was reported that the game was to be played in the Saudi King Abdullah Sports City. The super match is usually be played by champions of the Egyptian Premier League and the winners of the Egyptian Cup. Al-Ahly Sporting Club has won the Premier League, while Zamalek has won the cup for the fourth times in a raw.

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