Egypt Press Review: March 2

Youm7 pressYoum7

National Telecom Regulatory Authority Deputy Executive President Hesham el-Alaily said the authority will review the procedures of three cellular companies; Vodafone, Mobinil, and Etisalat. They will complete the data of unidentified owners, noting that any company who do not follow these instructions will be suffer a penalty and will pay fines.

Sources close to the National Alliance to Support Legitimacy confirmed the organization and its supporters plan to protest across Egypt on March 19.



  • Forensic medicine report about Taba’s bus bombing victims said the assailant was a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt.

Ahram pressAl-Ahram

Minister of Education Mahmoud Abou el-Nasr confirmed the start of the second university semesters will begin March 3 and there is no intention to postpone it again under any circumstances.

Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation announced that 32 percent of construction of the Renaissance Dam is complete.



  • Military spokesperson Mohamed Ali: New laws regulating Supreme Council of Armed Forces will implement constitution.

Akhbar pressAl-Akhbar

State Council Legislation Division decided to adjourn sending Presidential Elections Law draft back to interim President Adly Mansour on Tuesday instead of Saturday.

Procedures of moving statue of Ramses II begun to its allocated place in the Grand Egyptian Museum on the Cairo–Alexandria desert road.



  • Army started to construct Dabaa nuclear plant infrastructure.
  • Protests against Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika for running for presidential elections for the fourth time.

Al-Masry Al-Youm pressAl-Masry Al-Youm

Research team member of the device that allegedly detects HIV and hepatitis C Ahmed Moanes said the team will challenge all of disbelievers who doubt the device and will response practically.

Minister of Defense Abdel Fatah al-Sisi decided to include Farouk el-Baz project ‘Development Corridor’ to his electoral program.



  • State Council: No conflicts with the Mansour about the Presidential Elections Law.
  • Ahly Football team losses against Young Africans Football team.
  • Ministry of Interior detects 700 violations in Cairo streets and squares.



Qalyubia Security Agencies arrested ousted President Mohamed Morsi‘s son along with one of his friends inside a private car in Obour.

Morsi’s defense team in Ithadeya Palace clashes case asked to change the court, leading the Cairo Criminal Court to postpone his trial along with 14 Muslim Brotherhood leaders. This would be the third time Morsi’s defense team requests to change the court.


  • Former Minister of Higher Education Hossam Eissa: Mansour refused the resignation of former Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawy‘s government and then dismissed him.
  • National Alliance to Support Legitimacy threatens to kill police officers.
  • Sources: Former presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq will run for presidential elections if Sisi does not.

Originally published in Youm7.

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