Category: Egypt

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Theresa May well thinks Egypt is on the direction of democracy

British Prime Minister Theresa May has raised more than a few eyebrows with her message of congratulations to Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi after his victory in the country’s controversial presidential election last month. May sent a statement praising the Egyptian leader on Wednesday, in which she said the UK was looking forward to developing better…

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Will Sisi rule Egypt for lifestyles?

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is expected to focus on solidifying his grip on power during his second term as president, analysts say. Sisi won presidential elections with 97 percent of the votes in an election that was criticised as being a one-man show with no credible opposition, as at least six other candidates were forced to…

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Activists push US to advocate for human rights in Egypt

Dozens of members of the Egyptian diaspora in the United States are gathering in Washington, DC, this week to develop strategies to push members of Congress to support freedom and human rights in Egypt. The two-day training, dubbed Egypt Advocacy Day, will bring about 60 delegates from 30 different states to the US capital on…

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What’s going on between Egypt and Sudan?

Ongoing tensions in the Red Sea region came to the fore in late December, when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Sudan as part of his Africa tour. During the visit, Erdogan and his Sudanese counterpart, Omar al-Bashir, signed more than a dozen agreements to boost the economic partnership between the two nations. Among these agreements…

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Ahmed Shafiq’s whereabouts unkown after Egypt arrival

The whereabouts of Egyptian ex-prime minister and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafik remain unclear after his reported arrival in Egypt on Saturday evening. According to his lawyer, Shafik was arrested in the United Arab Emirates earlier on Saturday and deported to Cairo after he recently announced plans to run for president in the 2018 elections. Upon…

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Ahmed Shafiq heads to Egypt after UAE ‘deportation’

Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq is heading to Cairo after leaving the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according the Emirati state news agency. The report by WAM on Saturday came shortly after Shafiq’s lawyer said on Facebook that her client had been arrested at his home in the UAE and would be deported to Egypt. Dina Adly…