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Egypt, Ethiopia to meet in Washington over Nile dam

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s foreign minister confirmed Tuesday that his country would take part in mediated talks in Washington next month over a controversial dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile. Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia “will meet in the United States on 6 November… to break the deadlock in …

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Egypt PM says will not allow protests to spread ‘chaos’

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egypt’s prime minister warned Tuesday his government would not allow protesters to spread “chaos” after small rallies erupted against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi last month. The rare protests broke out in defiance of a ban on demonstrations after an exiled Egyptian businessman in Spain accused the …

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Anti-Sisi protests hit Egypt, as supporters stage own rallies

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Scattered protests broke out Friday in Egyptian cities against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as his supporters also took to the streets in counter demonstrations a week after rare anti-Sisi rallies shook the country. Police blocked streets leading to Cairo’s iconic Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the …

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Egypt detains more than 1,000 after anti-Sisi protests: NGOs

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian authorities have arrested more than 1,000 people, rights groups said Wednesday, broadening a crackdown that has seen prominent critics detained after rare protests calling for the ouster of general-turned-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. The wave of arrests comes ahead of a “million-man march” Friday called for …

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Sisi, Egypt’s undisputed leader

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Since ascending to power in 2014, Egypt’s general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has imposed himself as an uncontested leader, stamping out opposition despite criticism by rights groups. His government has taken no chances and arrested over 600 people after hundreds of Egyptians protested his rule last week. …

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Egyptians vote in referendum to extend Sisi’s rule

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptians voted Saturday in a referendum that aims to cement the rule of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the former coup leader who presents himself as a rock of stability in a turbulent region. Voters were being asked to back amendments to the constitution to allow Sisi, …

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Egypt sets date for referendum on extending Sisi’s rule

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt on Wednesday set a referendum for April 20-22 on sweeping consitutional changes including amendments that could extend President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s rule until 2030. The push to extend the former military chief’s tenure is expected to face little opposition, despite rights groups calling it “unconstitutional” …

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Egypt MPs table law amendment to extend Sisi rule

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian lawmakers on Sunday tabled proposed constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to extend his rule beyond 2022, legislators said. The bill submitted to speaker Ali Abdel Aal calls for several amendments to the constitution, including on the duration of presidential mandates currently …

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