Egypt’s Government is considering new social media curbs. If approved, users in the country would have to register with the Government to access social media sites including Twitter and Facebook. If their registration was successful they would receive a login which would be linked to their national ID. Unauthorised use of social media could result in violators being jailed and fined.
Egypt's Parliament has approved the country’s new Investment Law. It will now be referred to the President for further consideration. Under the law, there will be tax exemptions of up to 50% for investors in the country's poorest regions and other incentives in sectors like electricity and renewable energy. It will also provide a service centre for investors which will be aimed at being a one-stop shop. Authorities will have 60 days to provide investors with all of the necessary authorisations.