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President imposes State of Emergency

Egypt’s Cabinet has declared a three month state of emergency across the whole country two days after 46 people were killed in bombings of Coptic Christian churches. The move has […]

Nine ministers changed in Cabinet reshuffle

Egypt’s parliament has approved a Cabinet reshuffle which makes changes to nine ministries. The ministries of investment and international cooperation have been combined to form a new ministry. Three deputy […]

Mohammed Ali el Sheikh is new Supply Minister

Major-General Mohammed Ali el-Sheikh has been approved by Egypt’s parliament to be the country’s new Minister of Supply and Internal Trade. He replaces Khaled Hanafi who resigned over criticism from […]

Supply Minister goes over missing wheat

Khaled Hanafi, Egypt’s Minister of Supply and Internal Trade resigned yesterday after criticism from MPs. The resignation comes after around 200,000 tonnes of wheat was found to be missing from […]

Cabinet of Egypt

Sherif Ismail Prime Minister Sedki Sobhi Minister of Defence Magdi Abdel-Ghaffar Minister of the Interior Sameh Shoukry Minister of Foreign Affairs Amr El-Garhy Minister of Finance Khaled Fahmy Minister of […]

Ten new Ministers and one new Ministry in reshuffle

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has agreed to a Cabinet reshuffle of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail’s Cabinet. A new ministry called the Ministry of Public Sector Affairs has been created taking […]

Justice Minister sacked for blasphemous remarks

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has dismissed Minister of Justice Ahmed al-Zind after he made a blasphemous statement. When asked in a TV interview about his policies on imprisonment he said […]

General election turnout back to Mubarak era levels

Egypt’s High Elections Committee (HEC) has announced the turnout for the country’s six week long general election and it looks like a return to Mubarak era voting. The elections, which […]

Phase Two of General Election today

A total of 28,204,225 voters will be entitled to vote in the second round of Egypt’s general election today. Voting takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time. […]

Egypt starts House of Representatives election process

Egypt started its two phased general election today with out of country voting (OCV) taking place for the governorates in the first phase of the elections yesterday. Today sees the […]

Egypt has another new Cabinet

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail appointed his new Cabinet on Saturday with ministers taking the oath before President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. The ministries of health and population have been merged, […]

PM and Cabinet resign

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab tendered his resignation to President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday. The move came a few days after Agriculture Minister Salah el-Din Helal resigned after being […]

Parliamentary 2015

Elections to the House of Representatives will take place in two phases – 17-19 October and 21-23 November 2015.

Agriculture Minister resigns in corruption probe

Egypt’s Agriculture Minister, Salah El Din Mahmoud Helal, has resigned his portfolio after he was arrested on suspicion of corruption. The Prime Minister’s office confirmed that the resignation has been […]

Egyptian election commission announces general election dates

Ayman Abbas, head of the Higher Elections Commission has announced the dates for elections to the House of Representatives. The election will take place in two phases with run-offs in […]

President inaugurates New Suez Canal today

President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi will inaugurate the New Suez Canal project today at 2 p.m. local time. The project was started a year ago at a cost of $6 billion. […]

New Justice Minister appointed

Ahmed Al-Zend has been sworn in as the new Minister of Justice for Egypt. The previous minister was forced to resign his post after making derogatory remarks. Al-Zend (69) has […]

Justice Minister sacked

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb has announced the resignation of Justice Minister Mahfouz Saber following an interview in which the Minister inferred that the sons of garbage collectors were not brought […]

General Election delayed

Elections for a new 567 seat House of Representatives were due to start with Phase One today running until 23rd March and then a second phase in April. The elections […]

Tourism Minister announces major marketing campaign

Egypt is planning to run a three year Tourism marketing campaign worth $40 million, open two new resorts and attract 20 million tourists by 2020 says newly appointed Tourism Minister […]

Egypt changes investment laws ahead of conference

Ahead of an investment conference which starts today and continues until Sunday (13th – 15th March) President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has approved a number of changes to the country’s investment […]

President orders reshuffle

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and his Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mehleb, carried out a reshuffle of their Cabinet last Thursday. Eight new Ministers were appointed with two new ministries, Technical Training […]

IMF completes Article IV consultation with Egypt

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its Article IV consultation with Egypt. The full press release as published on the IMF website is as follows; IMF Executive Board Concludes […]

Egypt announces Parliamentary election dates

Egypt’s High Elections Commission (HEC) has announced the dates for parliamentary elections. The House of Representatives is also referred to as the People’s Assembly. At the time of dissolution of […]