Egypt’s Constitutional Amendments Threaten To Entrench Sisi’s Dictatorship

Egyptians have overwhelmingly voted to overhaul the 2014 constitution, granting President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi greater control over the judiciary and parliament. Almost 27 million votes were cast, or 44.33 per cent of 61 million eligible voters, with 88.83 per cent voting yes, according to the commission’s chairman Lasheen Ibrahim. The […]

Haftar’s Troops Move In On Libyan Capital

According to the head of Libya’s eastern parliament, forces loyal to renegade general Khalifa Haftar are set to move in on Libya’s capital, Tripoli. This announcement, which was made on Sunday, comes after Haftar announced his plan to attack and take the city from the UN-backed Government of National Accord […]

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According to the Humanitarian Challenges 2019 report, presented by the Colombian delegation of the International Committee of The Red Cross, the humanitarian situation in the country has deteriorated in the last year.  The ICRC has stated that there are still five non-international armed conflicts within the borders of Colombia and […]

Egyptian Security Forces Kill 16 Suspected Fighters In Sinai 1

Egyptian security forces killed 16 suspected fighters in the country’s northern Sinai Peninsula, according to state media last Tuesday. According to the Interior Ministry, the “National Security Department was monitoring ‘two terrorist cells, planning to carry out a series of terrorist attacks against vital installations and important figures in El […]

Egypt’s Parliament Votes To Lift Term Limits For President

The Egyptian Parliament voted on Thursday to eliminate the constitutional term limit for president, thereby ensuring that Abdel Fatah el-Sisi will be able to remain in office as late as 2034. 485 of 596 lawmakers in the parliament supported this new amendment, illustrating the broad support el-Sisi enjoys in the […]

The Coptic Cost: Intersectional Sectarian Violence In ‘Arab-Winter’ Egypt

In 2011, as part of the Arab Spring uprising, Egypt’s then-president Hosni Mubarak was forced from office after almost 30 years of presidency. The following power vacuum led to a struggle between the country’s growing democratic movement, and religious elites seeking to consolidate their power, with the Supreme Council of […]

Egypt Sentences Three To Death For Attacks On Police

A Cairo Court has sentenced three men to death for their involvement in attacks on policemen in Egypt. According to U.S. News and World Report, the three men were convicted of killing at least ten policemen and attempting to kill more in a series of attacks between August 2013 and […]

Egypt Sentences 17 To Death Over Church Bombings

An Egyptian military court sentenced 17 people to death due to their involvement with several terrorist bombings that occurred in 2016 and 2017. The court also sentenced a further 19 people to life prison terms, and 10 others were given a sentence of between 10 and 15 years. This series of […]

Woman’s Claim Of Sexual Harassment Divides Egypt

The stirrings of what may turn into a nascent #MeToo movement have rattled Egypt. On August 15, an Egyptian woman, Menna Gubran, posted a video of a man, Mahmoud Soliman, approaching her on a suburban Cairo street. He invited her to coffee at On The Run, a nearby shop, but […]