BBC: US and EU visit Egypt in deepening political crisis

Dotun Adebayo talks to freelance journalist Bel Trew about foreign diplomatic efforts to broker a deal between Egypt’s interim government and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.

Al Jazeera: High hopes, mixed support for Egypt’s cabinet

Cairo — It was not exactly a warm welcome: As Egypt’s new cabinet started its first day on the job, thousands of people were protesting outside, angry about a body that has already been met with criticism or tepid praise by everyone from ultraconservative salafis to liberal revolutionaries. The new ministers are perhaps the most technocratic … Continue reading

France 24 ‘The Debate’: Egypt’s endless revolution, how to break the stalemate

France 24 ‘The Debate’: Egypt’s endless revolution, how to break the stalemate Part 1

“We are fighting a dictatorship. We have to stop it now”

      There will be blood,” 22-year old Diaa Galal told me, amid acrid plumes of tear gas on 26 November, the night before thousands of protesters once again flocked to Tahrir Square in Cairo. No one had seen it coming. On 22 November, just a day after brokering a truce between Gaza and … Continue reading

Gaza ceasefire: Who really won?

    The historic Gaza-Israel truce saw Egypt take centre-stage as a major geo-political player: as details of the ceasefire are fine-tuned amid growing instability in Egypt, Bel Trew takes a closer look at the losses and gains The Gaza-Israel ceasefire agreement, brokered by Egypt and the US one week ago, has been largely forgotten … Continue reading

Liberals and Islamists clash on Tahrir Square, over 100 injured

Morsi’s counterpunch: A reading of Egypt latest Constitutional Declaration

                          In a move that shocked the nation, President Mohamed Morsi cancelled the contentious military-authored addendum to the Constitutional Declaration Sunday afternoon and rewrote the amendments, effectively awarding himself legislative authorities and powers over Egypt’s constitution-writing body. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) had sparked … Continue reading

Celebrations fade as constitutional crisis edges closer in Cairo

Jubilant scenes on Tahrir Square, as the Muslim Brotherhood’s candidate Mohammed Morsi was announced Egypt’s first post-Mubarak president, were dulled as the future of the country’s recently-dissolved parliament and the constitution-drafting body were left hanging in the balance after crucial rulings were postponed on Tuesday. Consequently, thousands have remained on Cairo’s flashpoint square. “Of course … Continue reading

Egyptians march to parliament on International Women’s Day

                  Hundreds of protesters marked International Women’s Day on Thursday by marching from the Journalists’ Syndicate to Egypt’s parliament, demanding that women make up 50% of the constituent assembly. The march was organised by a coalition of 16 Egyptian feminist non-governmental organisations (NGO), who submitted a list … Continue reading

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