Abdel Fatah al-Sisi
Rights groups again urge US president to stop military aid to Egypt

Human rights organizations reiterated their demand for the US government to suspend military aid to Egypt amid rampant human rights violations by the government of al-Sisi.

Egyptian authorities release historian on bail following lengthy interrogation at airport

Alia Mosallam, an Egyptian historian and a postdoctoral fellow at Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Berlin, was detained for over 17 hours at the airport upon arrival before being released on bail

As UN discusses dam on the Nile, Ethiopia regrets bypassing of regional forums

The controversy over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam has taken a fresh turn with the UN Security Council taking up the issue on the urging of Egypt and Sudan. Ethiopia termed this step a dangerous precedent as it took the negotiation process away from the African Union

Amid repression and setbacks, people’s movements in north Africa continue struggles

North Africa in 2020 was both a site of armed conflict and repression, and yet, also an example of the determined resistance of the people to the forces of repression

One year of anti-government protests in Egypt

While corruption was the central issue for the protests last year, this time around people are also protesting spiralling inflation, frequent demolition of houses and the mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic

1 killed, hundreds arrested in anti-government protests in Egypt

The Day of Rage protests on September 25 saw thousands taking to the streets. Massive protests took place in Egypt over the week on the anniversary of similar protests in 2019

Egyptians stand up against sexual violence

A case against a rich alleged rapist has sparked outrage across the country, leading to an amendment to legislation to conceal the identities of survivors – but is it enough?

Artists, writers and human rights groups urge Egypt to release Sanaa Seif

Sanaa Seif has been held in pre-trial detention since June for protesting the illegal detention of her brother, activist Alaa Abdel Fattah. She was abducted from outside the prosecutor general’s office where she had gone to file a complaint

Egyptian LGBTQ activist dies. Persecuted Egyptian LGBTQ activist Sarah Hegazy dies of suicide

30-year-old Sara Hagezy was in exile in Canada since her release from jail in 2018. She was arrested after she waved a rainbow flag at a concert in Cairo

Egyptians continue protests against el-Sisi regime Egyptians continue protests against el-Sisi regime

Protests broke out in several Egyptian cities, including Cairo, Luxor, Qena and Sohag, on September 27, despite bids by security forces to suppress the demonstrators with tear gas and barricades

Morsi’s death is a collective failure of Egypt’s democratic movement

The circumstances of Mohammed Morsi’s death reflect the hopelessness in Egyptian politics following the return of the military

Mohammed Morsi and tragedies of the Arab Spring

Mohammed Morsi’s life and politics since 2012 was a reflection of the contradictions and miscalculations by various sections of the anti-military forces that brought Egypt to where it is today

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