Daily Archives: April 3, 2020

Political prisoners should be among first released in pandemic response, says UN rights chief

The decision by many Governments to release prisoners to slow the transmission of new coronavirus, was welcomed on Friday by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet.

The development comes after an appeal last week from the High Commissioner for …

Press briefing note on Egypt, 3 April 2020

While the situation is not in any way comparable with Syria, we are nevertheless also very concerned about the overcrowded prisons in Egypt and the risk of the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus among the country’s more than 114,000 …

CBE keeps interest rates unchanged

The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Thursday 02/04/2020 decided to keep key interest rates unchanged.

The CBE kept the overnight deposit rate at 9.25 percent and the overnight lending rate at 10.25 percent.

It also …

PM following up work of factories, transfer of goods to secure citizens’ needs

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli said on Thursday 02/04/2020 he is periodically following up the work of factories and transfer of goods to make sure that the cycle of production is going on to cover citizens’ needs.

Madbouli made the remarks …

Minister: Sisi instructs increasing monthly allowance of medical interns from LE 400 to 2,200

Finance Minister Mohamed Maait said on Thursday 02/04/2020 that President Abdel Fattah El Sisi directed increasing monthly allowance of medical interns at university hospitals from EGP 400 to 2,200.

The decision will be applicable on the 2019 graduates of the …