An Algerian diplomat expects that newly elected Egyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi will visit Algeria in the near future because of its regional and international importance. Sisi was elected at the end of May after orchestrating the overthrow of Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi in July 2013 and has initiated a “war on terrorism” targeting Islamist groups in the country. Sisi caused a stir earlier this year when he stated that the Egyptian army could invade Algeria in three days. The comment sparked confusion in Algeria. Continue reading
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The Nobel peace prize laureate and Yemeni activist, Tawakkol Karman has stated that the announcement by Sisi that he is resigning from the military government so he put himself forward as a presidential candidate is effectively an installation of a new Pharaoh in Egypt.
Egypt’s al-Ahram newspaper reports that the Egyptian government and armed forces are not only solving issues of traffic jams in Greater Cairo with their latest development projects, but have also developed a system to detect and treat people with AIDS and Hepatitis C, without so much as even taking a blood sample. Apparently, members of the Egyptian armed forces have discovered a scientific breakthrough to eradicate both the AIDS and Hepatitis C viruses cheaper, faster, and with a higher rate of success than ever seen before. Hmm…
Egyptian Defence Minister (and, by all accounts, future Egyptian president), Field Marshal Abdel Fatah Sisi left Cairo this morning on his way to Russia where he and Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy will meet with their Russian counterparts. The meeting comes as a continuation of 2+2 cooperation talks which began in Cairo three months ago. Sisi is expected to announce the details of Egypt’s largest arms deal in an upcoming press conference. The deal will see Egypt receiving the latest planes, helicopters and air defence system. Continue reading
The son of late Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser says that Nasser’s family were among the first to call for General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run in the upcoming Egyptian presidential elections. Abdel Hakim Abdel Nasser says that the family wants a president backed by the people, as opposed to the Muslim Brotherhood, who seemed to be out for revenge. Continue reading
Tamer Azab writes a hypothetical list of tips that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would give to General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in order to not meet the same fate as Mubarak. Speculation continues that Sisi will run for president in the elections scheduled for 2014. Continue reading
In the wake of a new law passed that bans protests without prior permission from Egypt’s interior ministry, dozens of demonstrators have been arrested in Cairo and other parts of the country. Demonstrations have continued in support of deposed Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi, following his July 3rd ouster by the Egyptian military.
Supporters of deposed Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi organized a demonstration in the city of Fayoum on Monday to protest new law in Egypt banning protests without prior police notification. Continue reading
Egyptian interim president Aldy Mansour, who took over control of the country after the overthrow of Egypt’s first democratically elected president Mohammed Morsi, has stated that he will not run in next year’s presidential elections. There is great speculation that Minister of Defence, General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, Egypt’s most popular public figure due to his role in removing Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood from power, will run in the elections.