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292 on trial for attempting to kill Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

292 on trial for attempting to kill Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Some 292 people have been referred for trial in a military court in Egypt accused of attempting to assassinate President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, judicial sources revealed yesterday. Head of the defence team, Islam Salama Islam Salama said in a statement yesterday: “The military authorities today referred 292 to military courts, and stopped the renewal of […]

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pardons 502 prisoners

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pardons 502 prisoners

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has pardoned 502 prisoners before the Eid Al-Fitr holiday, state media reported today. No list of names was immediately available, but the prisoners to be released include 25 women and “a large number of youth jailed in cases involving protesting and gathering,” state news agency MENA reported, without specifying how […]

Ugly media wars erupt between Sudan and Egypt

Ugly media wars erupt between Sudan and Egypt

The expulsion of two Sudanese journalists from Egypt, at the beginning of this week, has further heightened the diplomatic and political tensions that have reached an almost uncontrollable frenzy in the past two months. Al-Tahir Satti, a columnist at Al-Intibah daily newspaper was deported after being told his name appeared on a “no entry” blacklist […]

Lawyer sentenced to 10 years in prison for ‘insulting’ Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

Lawyer sentenced to 10 years in prison for ‘insulting’ Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi

A court in Alexandria has sentenced lawyer Mohamed Ramadan to 10 years in prison, five years of house arrest and a five-year ban on using the internet after he was found guilty of insulting the state president, news agencies have reported. The sentence was issued in absentia and is, said Ramadan’s lawyer Mohamed Hafiz, a […]

Egypt’s Aya Hijazi’s Trial a Travesty – Postponed Verdict Caps Extensive Fair Trial Violations

Egypt’s Aya Hijazi’s Trial a Travesty – Postponed Verdict Caps Extensive Fair Trial Violations

A Cairo court’s decision on March 23, 2017 to postpone issuing its verdict in the case of Aya Hijazi and the Belady Foundation for Street Children casts a further shadow on the ability of Egypt’s judicial system to deliver justice in this bizarre case, Human Rights Watch said today. Hijazi and her co-defendants, including her […]

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Begins State Visit to Kenya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi Begins State Visit to Kenya

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Kenya Saturday morning for a state visit. It is the first such visit to Kenya by a sitting Egyptian Head of State. President Uhuru Kenyatta received his Egyptian counterpart, who was accorded full military honours, including a 21-gun salute at State House, Nairobi. After the formal welcome ceremonies, […]

Setting Non-Partisan Agenda On Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Setting Non-Partisan Agenda On Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn had discussed with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi while here, in Addis Ababa for the 28th African Union (AU) Summit. The two leaders had held thoroughly discussion focusing on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) and building mutual trust, confidence and strengthening their bi-lateral ties. In their joint statement the two […]

President Omar Al-Bashir Accuses Egypt of Supporting Sudanese Opposition

President Omar Al-Bashir Accuses Egypt of Supporting Sudanese Opposition

Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir accused Egypt of supporting Sudanese opposition, while threatening to resort to the UN Security Council if Egypt refused to negotiate over the Halayeb triangle. During an interview with al-Arabiya satellite channel, Bashir said that Sudanese opposition figures were backed by Egyptian intelligence services, revealing that his country has repeatedly asked Cairo […]

President Sisi Promises Drop in Basic Commodity Prices By End of November

President Sisi Promises Drop in Basic Commodity Prices By End of November

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi promised Sunday a drop in the price of basic commodities by the end of November. Sisi made the comments in an educational seminar for the Armed Forces where he addressed the economic and security issues facing Egypt. He said that “the armed forces and the state” will work on providing goods […]

Egyptian President to Signs ‘Draconian’ Counter-Terrorism Law

Egyptian President to Signs ‘Draconian’ Counter-Terrorism Law

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to sign a draconian new counter-terrorism bill into law which contravenes the Egyptian Constitution and international human rights law, said Amnesty International. According to Egypt’s Minister of Justice Ahmed El Zend, the president has the law on his desk for final approval today ahead of 14 August, the […]

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