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  • Egypt begins second day of voting as Sisi coasts towards victory

    Egypt begins second day of voting as Sisi coasts towards victory
    Egypt began the second of a three-day presidential election on Tuesday with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi set for an easy victory, after authorities urged people to cast their ballots to provide a strong mandate for the former military commander. Sisi faces just one challenger, who is expected to barely register against the incumbent, whom he [...]
  • Egyptian govt to sell stakes in 20 state-owned enterprises

    Egyptian govt to sell stakes in 20 state-owned enterprises
    The Egyptian government says will sell state stakes in 20 state-owned companies through Egypt’s stock exchange over the next few years. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail who announced this said, of these, 10 are already listed on the stock exchange He said these future divestiture transactions are part of the state program to list certain state-owned [...]
  • High Voter Turnout Noted in Egypt Presidential Polls in the Diaspora

    High Voter Turnout Noted in Egypt Presidential Polls in the Diaspora
    The National Election Authority (NEA) in Egypt has said voting in the diaspora is going on smoothly, with no complaints or irregularities received by the NEA in the two days of voting so far. Egyptians abroad began voting on Friday, ten days before polls open at home in a presidential election that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is [...]
  • Egypt embassies prepare for presidential poll, diaspora vote due March 16

    Egypt embassies prepare for presidential poll, diaspora vote due March 16
    Egyptians in New Zealand will be the first to cast their vote in the presidential election, as the diaspora heads to the polls more than one week before their compatriots at home. Deputy Foreign Minister Deputy Hamdi Loza, whose office oversees the elections for Egyptians abroad, said the first polling station to open its door [...]
  • Saudi Crown Prince meets Coptic Pope in Egypt

    Saudi Crown Prince meets Coptic Pope in Egypt
    Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman invited Egypt’s Coptic Christians to visit Saudi Arabia after a rare meeting in Cairo’s main cathedral. Speaking to Egyptian media after the visit the head of the Egyptian church, Pope Tawadros II said: “In the name of the Coptic Orthodox church we welcome Prince Mohammed’s visit to his second country [...]
  • Defaming Egyptian Security Would Be Deemed “High Treason.” – Sisi

    Defaming Egyptian Security Would Be Deemed "High Treason." - Sisi
    Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Thursday warned that any defamation of the country’s security forces would be considered “high treason.” His warning came as security forces enter the fourth week of a campaign against militants in the northern Sinai Peninsula. Tens of thousands of troops have been deployed, backed by fighter jets and navy [...]
  • 12 Dead As Passenger Trains Collide in Egypt

    12 Dead As Passenger Trains Collide in Egypt
    At least twelve people have died and a further 22 are injured after two trains collided in Egypt, local media report. https://twitter.com/alwafdportal/status/968822062071664641 The incident reportedly occurred outside a train station in Kom Hamada, in the El Beheira Governorate, a coastal area in the north. A spokesperson for the minister of health was earlier cited by Egyptian media as saying 10 [...]
  • Revolta Electric Car Charging Stations is Turning Egypt Green

    Revolta Electric Car Charging Stations is Turning Egypt Green
    An Egyptian company has introduced 65 electric car-charging stations across the Arab world’s most populous country, giving commuters a chance to opt for clean energy. The stations were developed by ‘Revolta’, which has been studying the move and the necessary infrastructure since 2015. The company launched the stations in February in its first round and [...]