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[…]
An Egyptian secret service agent ordered a prominent TV host to prepare a showreel of footage to discredit former presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq as a Muslim Brotherhood sympathiser, according to a leaked conversation. Audio of conversations between the agent Captain Ashraf al-Kholi and the host Azmi Megahed, broadcast by the[…]
A Cairo criminal court sentenced former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and 19 others to three years in prison on Saturday, and fined him 2 million Egyptian pounds ($112,700) on charges of insulting the judiciary. Others tried by the court in the same case including leading Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel Fattah[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
A fresh alleged leak claims to shed new light on efforts by top-level Egyptian officials to transfer large amounts of weaponry to an anti-militia campaign in Libya. Egyptian satellite channel Mekameleen, known for its support for the banned Muslim Brotherhood, aired on Thursday the latest in a series of recordings[…]
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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