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By IndepthAfrica
In Middle East
Aug 20th, 2012
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We don’t hear much anymore the breathless celebrations of Egyptian democracy that followed our abandonment of the creepy but reliable Hosni Mubarak. The “Facebook kids” who enchanted our media with their tech-savvy cool have been forgotten. It’s hard to find anymore the optimism of Senator Joseph Lie...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Jul 10th, 2012
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Egypt’s military council has said the decision to dissolve parliament must be upheld, after new President Mohammed Mursi ordered the assembly to reopen. The military closed parliament last month after a court ruling. Its latest intervention is seen by some as a challenge and warning to the pres...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Jun 30th, 2012
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CAIRO – Islamist Mohammed Morsi promised a “new Egypt” and unwavering support to the powerful military as he took the oath of office Saturday to become the country’s first freely elected president, succeeding Hosni Mubarak who was ousted 16 months ago. In a solemn inauguration...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Jun 25th, 2012
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The United States congratulates Dr. Mohamed Morsi on his victory in Egypt’s Presidential election, and we congratulate the Egyptian people for this milestone in their transition to democracy. We look forward to working together with President-elect Morsi and the government he forms, on the basi...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
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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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
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...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Jun 19th, 2012
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The United States expressed alarm that its proteges in the Egyptian army were abusing hopes for democracy by ordering more military rule just as the Muslim Brotherhood was claiming victory in the country’s first free presidential election. The Islamists’ self-assurance was contested by th...
By IndepthAfrica
In Egypt
Jun 2nd, 2012
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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is due to learn if he has been found guilty of conspiracy in the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising. A Cairo court has begun hearing if Mr Mubarak, as well as his former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and four aides, ordered police to shoo...