“There’s no explanation for Israel to be killing women and children,” says Lula in Egypt

Brazil’s president made the statement during his visit to Egypt and while Israel was escalating attacks against Rafah

Turkish President Erdogan makes rare visit to Cairo ending decade-long hostility

The Turkish and Egyptian Presidents demanded an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. The countries have been at odds since the coup that overthrew then Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in 2013

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi elected for a third term

Al-Sisi got almost 90% of all votes despite his government’s failure to address economic crisis in the country and allegations of widespread suppression of dissent

Egyptian Journalists Syndicate launches “Global Conscience Convoy” to push for opening of Rafah Crossing

Israel has severely limited the amount of aid allowed to enter Gaza since it began its genocidal siege on the Palestinian people living in the densely populated enclave

“Are we not brothers in blood, suffering, and historical conflict?”: Egyptians defy repression to stand with Palestine

The people of Egypt have defied repression, persecution to stand with the Palestinian people. Following mass protests in solidarity with Palestine on October 20, over 40 people were arrested by authorities

Egyptian presidential elections
Egypt announces presidential elections in December amid deepening political and economic crisis

It is expected that President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will contest for a third term. El-Sisi won the 2014 and 2018 elections with huge margins following what critics described as sham processes

Egyptian activist Mohamed Adel
Rights groups urge Egyptian government to release imprisoned political activist Mohamed Adel

After having already spent five years in pre-trial detention, Adel was sentenced this week to four years in prison on charges of spreading false news and involvement in an unlawful group, among others

Mahmoud Hussein state persecution Egypt
Activists Mohamed Adel and Mahmoud Hussein face state persecution in Egypt

The continued persecution of activists brings into question the legitimacy of claims made by President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi that the state is trying to engage with the opposition through the so-called national dialogue initiated earlier this year

Gamal Zeyada arrest Egypt
Egyptian activists and rights groups demand release of father of journalist Ahmed Gamal Ziada

Gamal Ziada, father of journalist Ahmed Gamal Ziada, was arrested on charges of spreading fake news. Over 300 individuals and groups have demanded his immediate release and an end to attacks on freedom of expression and the press

Activist Hisham Kassem arrest Egypt
Egyptian authorities arrest publisher and activist Hisham Kassem

Hisham Kassem faces charges of slander and verbal assault. He is the leader of the political group al-Tayar al-Hurr (the free current), formed in June this year, which plans to support an opposition presidential candidate against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in the upcoming elections next year

Egyptian journalist held for over a day following expose

Egyptian journalist Karim Assaad was detained for over a day after his site revealed the names of Egyptians who were on board a plane which carried cash and weapons to Zambia

Political prisoner Zaki pardoned Egypt
Political prisoners Patrick Zaki and Mohamed el-Baqer are free

Patrick George Zaki had been sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday while Mohamed el-Baqer, the lawyer of Alaa Abdel Fattah, was serving a four-year term. Rights organizations have urged Egypt to free all political prisoners