Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Egypt MPs propose constitutional amendment that may extend Sisi’s rule to 2034

Egyptian lawmakers on Sunday proposed constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi tostay in power until 2034, legislators said. The bill calls for several amendments to the constitution, including on the duration of presidential mandates currently limited to two four-year terms, AFP said. Constitutional changes could take months[…]

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Egypt’s revolution cut from school books

Egypt’s recent turbulent history will no longer be studied by secondary school students, according to a new curriculum announced by the Ministry of Education. The ministry has removed details of the revolution of 25 January 2011 and the events of 30 June 2013, when current ruler Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took[…]

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Sisi pardons Al Jazeera journalists

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pardoned 100 prisoners including three Al Jazeera television journalists on Wednesday, a day before he plans to head to the annual United Nations summit of world leaders. Canadian Mohamed Fahmy, Egyptian Baher Mohamed and Australian Peter Greste were sentenced to three years in prison in[…]

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Bassiouni: Sisi outwits DIRCO – or is SA a willing partner

OPINION by Iqbal Jassat Is the Ministry of International Relations (DIRCO) and by extension the ANC-led government guilty of shunning constitutional obligations which require protecting the rights of a South African citizen detained without charge in Egypt? Neither DIRCO nor the Presidency will concede any guilt. Conversely they will argue as they[…]

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Protests worldwide against Morsi death sentence

Solidarity demonstrations were held in various international cities over the weekend, after an Egyptian court sentenced to death former president Mohammed Morsi and scores of others. Hundreds of people were gathered in Paris on Saturday, waving Egyptian and Tunisian flags at Place de la Republique (Republic Square). The protesters chanted[…]

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Egypt sets dates for parliamentary polls

Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election in two phases starting on March 22-23, the country’s election commission has said. The chief of the Supreme Election Committee, Ayman Abbas, said the voting will take place in phases in Egypt’s 27 provinces and among Egyptians living abroad. The most populous Arab[…]

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