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Expansion in organs transplantation in Egypt, elephant illegal immigration and Mo Salah nomination for another award have made yesterday’s press headlines.
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has called for providing the state support necessary for expanding the kidney transplantation operations throughout the country; hence their importance as the best treatment for patients with renal failure.
The World Bank (WB) has maintained the country’s real GDP growth forecast during FY2020/2021 at 2.3 per cent, while it downgraded its forecasts for Egypt’s real GDP growth in FY2021/2022 to 4.5 per cent, down from 5.8 per cent it forecasted in October.
Also yesterday, Prosecutor General Hamada el-Sawy appealed against a criminal court ruling that acquitted Haitham Kamel Abo Ali on May 10.
Abo Ali, son of a well-known business tycoon, was referred to the criminal court over vehicular manslaughter charges after causing the death of engineer May Iskandar Ishaq in Hurghada while driving his vehicle under the influence of drugs.
The Palestinian Foreign Ministry called on the international community and Biden Administration for protecting Jerusalem from the Israeli occupation schemes and offering international protection for the Palestinian people.
The following are light news:
Liverpool Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah was nominated yesterday for Professional Footballers’ Association Premier League Fans’ Player of the Year award.
A wild Asian elephant herd left the Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve in Yunnan Province in China and started marching north in mid-March. After passing through several counties and occasionally wandering into villages and towns, they have stopped and taken a rest in a suburban area of Kunming City.
The latest tally of the herd, which number has changed as the journey progressed, stood at 14 elephants.