Ahmed Shafik

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Jun 29th, 2012
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Sokari Ekine The renewed Sudan uprising whose genesis can be traced back to December 2010 is now nearly two weeks old. The latest protests began when a small group of women students from the University of Khartoum held a demonstration in response to increases in transport and food prices. [ ]http://b...
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Jun 26th, 2012
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Mohamed Morsi’s first appointments as president-elect of Egypt will be a woman and a Coptic Christian, his spokesman has told the Guardian, as he moves to allay fears of the Muslim Brotherhood. Sameh el-Essawy said that although the names of the two choices had not been finalised, they would be...
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Jun 25th, 2012
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The crowd in Tahrir Square that cheered Sunday’s victory by Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi in a presidential run off, didn’t represent a majority of Egyptians. His triumph is both a victory – and a potential disaster – for democracy, and for Egypt. It is a victory...
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Jun 25th, 2012
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Mohammed Morsi’s victory over Ahmed Shafik in the Egyptian presidential election is a political triumph for the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned organization for most of the years since the country became a republic in 1953. It is likewise an important victory for Egyptian and Middle East democracy...
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Jun 24th, 2012
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Cairo – Egypt’s president-elect Mohammed Morsi on Sunday insisted that the revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak would continue until its goals were met. He was making his first address after being declared the country’s next leader. The speech was broadcast live on state television,...
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Jun 24th, 2012
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Islamist Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared Egypt’s first democratic president on Sunday by the state election committee, which said he had defeated former general Ahmed Shafik with 51.7 percent of last weekend’s run-off vote. He succeeds Hosni Mubarak, who was overthrow...
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Jun 24th, 2012
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CAIRO – Egyptians were waiting on Sunday to hear whether their next president will be a former military officer or a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, a group that ousted leader Hosni Mubarak spent three decades fighting. The result of last weekend’s run-off, due in an election committee news c...
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Jun 22nd, 2012
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Cairo – Thousands of protesters filled Cairo’s Tahrir Square overnight as Egypt’s rival presidential candidates, an Islamist and former general, accused each of trying to steal an election whose result is still not known five days after polling ended. Another two days of uncertainty...
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Jun 21st, 2012
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The results of Egypt’s presidential election have been delayed adding to the tension in Tahrir Square. The people had been expecting to discover the winner today. Now they will have to wait until the weekend. The problem is said to be due to the number of voting appeals but some like the Speaker of E...
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Jun 19th, 2012
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For the last 10 weeks, American University of Cairo professor Ezzedine C. Fishere has been writing a serialized novel about a failed 2011 Egyptian revolution – one that is followed by military rule. This leads, in turn, to a second wave of protest and political chaos. The novel predicts that it...