UPDATE: Egypt’s politics digest Sept. 11:Sisi congratulates Egyptians on Eid al Adha
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CAIRO: No more browsing from site to site, view the top politics news stories on Sept. 11 here:

Sisi congratulates Egyptians on Eid al Adha

President Abdel Fatah al Sisi on Sunday has congratulated Egyptian people on the occasion of Eid al Adha.

“In this spiritual day, when Muslims from all over the world gather for the sake of approving the right teachings of Islam, I would like to extend my very best wishes for the Egyptian people,” Sisi said in his facebook page.

On Friday, Sisi has issued a presidential degree pardoning 600 prisoners on the occasions of Eid al Adha and the 6 October War victory anniversary.

 

Son, brother of Morsi arrested for inciting violence in their hometown

Security forces in Egypt’s Delta governorate of Sharqia have arrested brother and son of Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Morsi for inciting violence and protest against state’s institutions, Youm7 reported on Sunday.

The former President’s brother, Saeed and his son were arrested at their hometown of al Edwa while staging a protest on Hehya –Zaqazig agricultural road, security source told Youm7.

Following the 2013 ouster of Morsi, the village has been raided several times and witnessed violent confrontations between protesters and the police.

 

New Cairo governor not involved in any corruption cases: Cabinet

The Cabinet has denied media reports that newly appointed Cairo Governor Atef Abdel Hamed had reconciled with the Illicit Gains Authority for squandering public funds, Youm7 reported on Sunday

In a statement released by the Cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC,) the cabinet also asserted that Abdel-Hamid “had not reimbursed money to any anti-graft body.”

During the past few days, several media outlets and social news websites claimed that the new governor was involved in squandering public funds and had to reconcile with the Illicit Gains Authority to avoid imprisonment.

Cairo governorate media center also denied the allegations saying that a investigations into a case in which Abdel Hamed was accused of public funds embezzlement, have been terminated.

The Illicit Gains Authority also denied the allegations in an official statement on Thursday.

 

Part of World Bank loan should be allotted to developing education system: MP

Member of Parliament Mohamed Abdel Maguid said that the first tranche of World Bank’s $3 billion should be utilized in raising cash foreign reserves and boosting education system, Youm7 reported.

 

MP demands independent body to monitor road safety

Abdel Moneim el-Eleimy, Member of Parliament, demanded establishing an independent authority to investigate the reasons behind the high rate of traffic accidents.

At least nine killed in four separate road accidents across the country.

Thousands of Egyptians die every year in fatal crashes that officials mainly blame on human error. On the other hand, road experts say lack of safety measures and regular maintenance of the roads are the main cause of the crashes.

Egypt has embarked on a national plan to monitor road safety by building new roads and conducting drug-driving tests.

 

Parliament eyes ‘boosting tourism’ during 2nd convening period

Member of Parliament Evleen Metta said that top priorities of tourism affairs sub-committee are to discuss plans to boost the industry that is one of the most important sources of hard currency.

Metta also said that, during the second convening period of the parliament, she will propose ministries to organize visits for celebrities to come to Egypt, such as football players.

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