Egypt’s politics digest Sept. 7: Illegal immigration law to be discussed at parliament’s 2nd convening period
(ARCHIVED PHOTO) A number of Africans arrested over attempted illegal immigration near Alexandria. Photo courtesy of Military spokesperson Mohamed Samir.

CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top politics news stories on Sept. 7 here:



Top prosecutor to receive probe results in subsidized wheat corruption case

A fact-finding committee investigating subsidized wheat corruption case will send Wednesday 330,000 files to top prosecutor, Youm7 reported.

The probe is carried into whether millions of dollars intended to subsidize farmers were used to purchase wheat that did not exist, according to Reuters.

Egypt’s Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi has resigned amid the highest-profile corruption case since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in 2014.


MP: foreign funding to NGOs must not be halted

Member of Parliament Margret Azer said that foreign funding of civil associations and NGOs cannot be halted, but there must be regulations, Youm7 reported.

Civil society has condemned governmental crackdown trying to turn them into quasi-government bodies by registering under the Ministry of Solidarity.


Illegal immigration law to be discussed at parliament’s 2nd convening period

Member of Parliament Tareq el-Kholy said that the foreign affairs committee will discuss an illegal immigration law during the second convening period, Youm7 reported.


Russian delegation to check on security measures at Cairo Airport

A Russian delegation of aviation experts will arrive in Cairo Wednesday to follow up security measures at Cairo Airport, Youm7 reported.

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