Egypt’s upper house of parliament named new editors-in-chief of state-run newspapers, provoking criticism from journalists that the government of President Mohamed Mursi was filling the industry with Islamists and supporters of the current and former governments.
Egypt’s President Mohammed Mursi will announce his first prime minister “within hours,” Mahmoud Abul-Eyoun, the former central bank governor, being the likeliest candidate, state-run Al-Gomhuria reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
Egypt plans to invite international companies in mid-June to bid for construction of the country’s first nuclear power station after revising tender documents, Al Gomhuria reported, without saying how it got the information.
Egypt’s wheat harvest this year will be 50 percent higher than last season’s, Al Gomhuria reported, citing Gouda Abdel Khaleq , the solidarity and social justice minister. He didn’t give further details.