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EGYPT: Anti-Sisi protests break out, several arrested

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Rare small protests broke out on Friday in Cairo and other Egyptian cities calling for the removal of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi but police quickly dispersed them, AFP journalists reported. Dozens of people joined night-time demonstrations around Tahrir Square — the epicentre of the 2011 …

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African summit urges democratic transition in Sudan

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  African leaders at an emergency summit in Cairo urged Sudan’s military rulers on Tuesday to implement a democratic transition within three months, the Egyptian presidency said. Egypt and representatives from several other African nations gave Sudanese authorities and political actors three months “to implement peaceful… and …

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Egypt parliament to vote on extending Sisi rule to 2030

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s parliament, packed with loyalists of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, began Tuesday a session to vote on changes to the constitution that could keep the former military chief in power until 2030. The proposed amendments were initially introduced in February by a parliamentary bloc supportive …

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Egypt’s Sisi to inaugurate Coptic cathedral after bomb blast

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s president will inaugurate the country’s biggest cathedral on Coptic Christmas Eve Sunday, a day after a deadly bomb blast near a church in a country where jihadists have repeatedly targeted Christians. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Saturday’s explosion on the eastern …

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Egypt mulls changing constitution to keep Sisi in power

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are calling for constitutional changes that would allow him to stay in power once his second term ends in 2022. Backers of the former military chief, re-elected in March with over 97 percent of the vote, want parliament …

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Sisi denies taunting overweight Egyptians

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday denied taunting overweight Egyptians after drawing criticism over comments he made about the country’s bulging waistlines. While inaugurating new health projects on December 15, Sisi called on Egyptians to lose weight and exercise more in a televised speech that …

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Egypt’s Sisi opens first arms exhibition in Cairo

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday inaugurated the first arms fair organised in Cairo, with hundreds of companies exhibiting. Sisi cut the ribbon along with French Defence Minister Florence Parly to open Egypt Defence Expo (EDEX 2018), held on the outskirts of the capital. …

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Egypt’s Sisi hails ‘breakthrough’ in Nile dam talks

Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday that a “breakthrough” had been reached in talks with Sudan and Ethiopia over a controversial dam the latter is building on the Nile. The progress, which he did not specify, took place over the last two days …

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Egypt’s Sisi sweeps vote with 97 percent, turnout down

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi swept to a second term with 97 percent of valid votes, official results showed Monday, dominating an election last week that saw him face no serious rivals. The head of the election authority Lasheen Ibrahim said at a press conference that …

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