CAIRO – 17 August 2022: Five military planes have delivered tons of relief aid to Sudan via an air bridge that extended over several days as per the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. In a statement on Wednesday, the Egyptian military spokesman said the planes carried large quantities of tents, blankets, food, medicines, and medical supplies presented by both ministries of defense and health. The aid aims to contribute to alleviate the burden on the Sudanese brothers and comes “within the framework of Egypt’s support and solidarity with the brotherly Sudanese people in various crises and difficulties,” the statement added. In a statement, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry expressed full solidarity with Sudan in light of the fraternal ties binding both countries. Flooding caused by torrential rains in Sudan have killed dozens of people and damaged or destroyed thousands of homes.
August 18, 2022 00:49 UTC
CAIRO - 17 August 2022: The Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population announced the examination of 155,000 children, as part of the President’s initiative for early detection of genetic diseases in newborns. This comes under the initiative of the “100 million healthy lives”, with the aim of reaching a healthy generation free from disabilities. Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, the official spokesman for the Ministry of Health and Population, explained that the first phase of the initiative aims to detect 19 genetic diseases in premature babies, in the nurseries of the Ministry of Health and Population hospitals. He added that the second phase of the initiative is scheduled to conduct a medical survey for all newborns in all units.
August 17, 2022 22:21 UTC
Chief of Staff Osama Askar and his Comorian counterpart Youssef Ighad signing an MoU August 14, 2022. Press PhotoCAIRO – 15 August 2022: Chief of Staff Osama Askar received Sunday his Comorian counterpart Youssef Ighad, who is heading a delegation that is holding a several-day visit to Egypt. Comoros is an incumbent member at the Bureau of the Assembly of the African Union. Shoukry, during his meeting with Assoumani, reviewed the highlights of the Kinshasa talks. Shoukry affirmed that this agreement should preserve the rights and interests of the three countries of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan.
August 15, 2022 18:01 UTC
Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) announced the launch of the HUAWEI nova Y70 – Huawei’s latest entry-level phone with the longest battery life. The HUAWEI nova Y70 is available in in three colours: Crystal Blue, and Midnight Black and it’s now available for sale in Egypt at a price of EGP 4,899 from Huawei Official Website. 6000mAh long-lasting battery powered by 22.5W HUAWEI SuperChargeThe HUAWEI nova Y70 is equipped with a long-lasting battery of 6000mAh (typical value) that can last 3 days on a single full charge. 6.75-inch HUAWEI FullView Display for wider viewThe HUAWEI nova Y70 features a 6.75-inch HUAWEI FullView Display. Whether it is images, videos, or gaming, the HUAWEI nova Y70 can display more content at a larger size.
August 15, 2022 06:55 UTC
Around 50 Indian companies have invested in various sectors in Egypt with a combined investment exceeding $3.15bn, according to Indian ambassador in Cairo, Ajit Gupte. “Indian companies are present in a range of sectors like apparel, agriculture, chemicals, energy, automobiles, retail, and others,” Gupte said. Gupte affirmed that most of these Indian companies like TCI Sanmar also have additional investments in the pipeline. The Indian ambassador pointed out that bilateral mechanisms have been revived to facilitate trade and economic relations between India and Egypt. The two sides also agreed to work towards achieving a bilateral trade div of $12bn by 2027.
August 15, 2022 05:58 UTC
CAIRO – 14 August 2022: Nicholas Reeves once claimed that Queen Nefertiti is buried in a secret room behind the tomb of King Tutankhamun. Recently, prominent archaeologist and former Minister of Antiquities Zahi Hawass shed light on Queen Nefertiti and King Tutankhamun in statements to a number of international newspapers. Moreover, Hawass said he will announce in October the details of Tutankhamun’s death, in addition to explaining the method that uses DNA in the discovery of the mummy of Queen Nefertiti and the wife of King Tutankhamun. During the conference, a number of scholars demanded more research and analysis to identify the size of the voids behind the tomb of Tutankhamun. They also demanded more radar surveys, not only in Tutankhamun's tomb, but in every other project.
August 15, 2022 00:20 UTC
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi reshuffled his Cabinet and sent it Parliament for approval on Saturday, appointing 13 new ministers. He also thanked all the ministers who completed their tenure and wished the newly appointed ministers success in their new posts. Former commander of the Egyptian Air Force Mohamed Abbas Helmy was appointed as the Minister of Civil Aviation, succeeding Mohamed Mannar. Additionally, former VP of the National Authority for Military Production Mohamed Mohamed Salah Al-Din has now taken over the Ministry of Military Production. The last Cabinet reshuffle was in 2019, when 11 new ministers were sworn in before President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi in a limited cabinet reshuffle approved by Parliament.
August 14, 2022 17:44 UTC
Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait – Egypt (ABK-Egypt), has announced achieving breakthrough results for the first half (1H) of 2022, reflecting solid growth in business volume and very strong performance over the course of the year. The Bank achieved EGP 887m net profit in 1H 2022 compared to EGP 396m in 1H 2021, with net interest income growing 27% to EGP 1.3bn in 1H 2022 compared to EGP 1bn over the same period in 2021. According to the Bank’s announced results, the total assets grew by 8% to reach EGP 61.4bn in June 2022 compared to EGP 56.8bn in December 2021. The total customer deposits witnessed an increase of 12% to reach EGP 53.7bn compared to EGP 47.9bn, and the Bank’s total gross loans portfolio also increased by 13% to reach EGP 30.85bn compared to EGP 27.4bn in December 2021. ABK-Egypt’s growth strategy is primarily focused on sustainable growth in the Egyptian market and we remain positive about our future in the country.
August 14, 2022 17:30 UTC
Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Mohamed Shaker, announced Sunday that his ministry is preparing to hold an international press conference within several days to announce a plan to rationalize electricity consumption in all economic sectors. The need to rationalize the state’s electricity usage risesLast week, the cabinet approved a draft decision to take some measures to implement the state’s plan to rationalize electricity consumption, which aims to achieve savings in the quantities of natural gas used in operating power stations for the purpose of exporting and benefiting from hard currency. Authorities will also stress on reducing strong lights on their facades. Major sports facilities, such as clubs, sports stadiums, and others, are committed to reducing electricity consumption, completely shutting down lighting after the end of the events, and coordinating with the competent authorities to hold events and training during the day as much as possible. The Supreme Council for Media Regulation shall also formulate a media plan aimed at increasing societal awareness about the importance of rationalizing electricity consumption in general.
August 14, 2022 16:51 UTC
Jerusalem (CNN) – At least eight people, including five Americans, were wounded in a shooting attack targeting a bus near the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City early Sunday morning. The US Embassy in Jerusalem said they are “shocked and saddened” by the attack. “Deeply saddened to confirm that Americans were injured in this attack. The suspect is an Israeli citizen from East Jerusalem, a security source told CNN. He was not known for any terror related offenses, but had a criminal record and had spent time in prison, the security source told CNN.
August 14, 2022 14:54 UTC
CAIRO – 14 August 2022: The Cultural Development Fund Sector announced receiving applications for the 14th Jamil House Traditional Crafts Program, held at the Fustat Traditional Crafts Center in cooperation with Prince Charles School of Traditional Arts in England. The academic program is sponsored by Egypt’s Ministry of Culture. Head of the Cultural Development Fund Sector Fathi Abdel Wahab said that the grant targets talented Egyptians in the field of heritage crafts, and is offered to support them to preserve the elements of the Egyptian cultural heritage. The diploma aims to prepare and qualify a group of distinguished Egyptians in the field of traditional crafts, through a studying course and practical training over a period of 2 full years, three days a week from 10 am to 4 pm, in the fields of carpentry [wood veneer], stained glass, copper, and porcelain.
August 14, 2022 13:06 UTC
CAIRO - 14 August 2022: A fire broke out at Abo Sefein Church in Imbaba district in Giza Governorate on Sunday and efforts are under way to put it out. 55 victims have been transferred to several hospitals. Four fire trucks rushed to the scene in a bid to contain the blaze. Fire fighters began cooling operations to make sure that fire would not erupt again given high temperature and the availability of large quantities of wood inside the church. President Sisi directed all relevant state institutions to immediately take all necessary measures to deal with this incident and its effects, and to provide all aspects of health care for the injured.
August 14, 2022 10:36 UTC
Internal tourism in the Red Sea continued for the second month, topping occupancy rates as hotels and tourist villages witness a turnout from Egyptians. A large number of tourist villages announced that they were “complete” until mid-September, while accommodation prices continued to rise in various hotel classifications. The number of Russian flights to Hurghada increased to six flights per week. The Hurghada International Airport received on Thursday three flights from Russian airports for the first time since flights resumed following the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war. While the operating schedules for arrival of flights at the airport registered the reception of 94 regular and charter flights from various European airports, carrying about 14,000 European tourists.
August 14, 2022 00:02 UTC
Several governorates in Egypt started implementing measures to rationalize electricity consumption, under instructions received from the cabinet to improve energy consumption in public facilities. Governor Mostafa Alham stressed the importance of coordinating with concerned authorities to implement measures to rationalize electricity consumption in public facilities, schools, mosques, youth centers, all streets, squares and clubs, to achieve the goal of providing electricity. Adjusting to a time of global crisisIn Sharqiya, Governor Mamdouh Ghorab held a meeting with the head of the electricity sector in the governorate Essam al-Husseini to discuss ways to better rationalize electricity consumption in government buildings, public facilities, sports clubs, youth centers, covered halls, and stadiums that use scout lights, as well as reducing the lighting of main streets. The governor said that due to global crises Egypt requires concerted efforts towards implementing a package of urgent measures, to continue providing the best services to citizens. Ghorab issued his instructions to follow up the electricity consumption in all public facilities and government departments, and rationalize its consumption in implementation of the instructions of the Prime Minister, as well as the formation of committees in each service building, to follow up the procedures for achieving the state’s goals for energy rationalization.
August 13, 2022 23:08 UTC
As per the reshuffle, Major General Hesham Amna will assume the post of the local development minister, succeeding Major General Mahmoud Shaarawi. 1 - Dr. Reda Hegazy, deputy minister of education, will take hold of the Ministry of Education. 3 - Minister of Higher Education and temporary Minister of Health will consolidate his position at the Minister of Health and leave his position at the Ministry of Higher Education. 4 - Mohamed Ayman Ashour, deputy minister of higher education, has been promoted to be the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. 11 - General Hesham Abdel Ghany Amena, governor of Beheira, assumes the Ministry of Local Development.
August 13, 2022 22:26 UTC