UPDATE: Egypt’s politics digest Sept. 7:Egypt Governors’ reshuffle witnesses 6 new faces
Sisi swears in 6 new governors, supply minister. Youm7


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Egypt Governors’ reshuffle witnesses 6 new faces

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail announced on Wednesday the appointment of six new governors for governorates including Cairo the Mediterranean’s Alexandria, Youm7 reported.

The new governors took the constitutional oath before President Abdel Fatah al Sisi and Ismail Wednesday evening.

Other new four governors were appointed to Minya, Qalioubia, Suez and Fayoum governorates, according to Ismail.

Newly-appointed supply and internal trade minister will also be worn in by Sisi on Thursday.


Attorney General due in Rome for talks on Regeni case

A delegation of Egyptian investigators headed by the country’s Attorney General Nabil Sadek will travel to Rome “soon” to meet Rome Chief Prosecutor Giuseppe Pignatone for talks on the case of Giulio Regeni, the Italian research student who was tortured and murdered in Cairo, Al Akhbar reported on Wednesday.

The delegation will present new information regarding the investigations to reveal the mystery behind Regeni’s death.


Russian delegation arrives in Cairo for flight resumption talks

A Russian delegation of aviation experts arrived in Cairo Wednesday to decide whether flights to Egypt should be resumed after a Russian passenger plane crashed over Sinai last year, Youm7 reported.

The high-level delegation will assess security and technical reforms taken by the Egyptian government, Sherif Fathy, the Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister said in a statement on Tuesday.

The move comes after Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al Sisi met with his Russian counterpart on the sidelines of the G-20 summit, concluded in China on Monday.

The Airbus A321, operated by Metrojet, had been returning Russian holidaymakers from the Egyptian Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh to St Petersburg when it broke up over Sinai last October, killing all 224 on board.


Egyptian court orders release of street performers

(AP) — An Egyptian court on Wednesday ordered the conditional release of four members of a satirical street performance group whose selfie-style video clips mocked President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, according to two defense lawyers.

Lawyers Mahmoud Othman and Ahmed Othman told The Associated Press that the release order did not mean that the case has been dropped, and said prosecutors could still appeal the release.

The lawyers said the judge has ordered their release on condition that the four report to local police stations daily.

The performers, whose group is called “Street Children,” were arrested in May and faced several charges, including inciting terror attacks, street protests and attempting to overthrow the government


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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