Morning Brief: Protests persist in Egypt

From Foreign Policy Wed Nov 28 2012, 08:03:08

Protests persist in Egypt

Top news: Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Wednesday in the sixth straight day of protests over President Mohamed Morsy's decree expanding his powers and barring other authorities from overturning his decisions. Police clashed with protesters on Tuesday after tens of thousands of people took to the streets, in scenes that recalled the revolution that overthrew Hosni Mubarak last year.

The country's Cassation and Appeals courts have suspended their work until the Supreme Constitutional Court issues a ruling on Morsy's decree -- a decision that could come in a matter of days.

Egypt's prime minister is convening the cabinet to discuss the crisis, while Morsy's opponents are calling for a mass demonstration on Friday. The Muslim Brotherhood postponed a planned rally on Tuesday so as not to stoke more "public tension."

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse

People and Organizations:


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Egypte:   Al Sissi adresse son allocution devant le forum ├ęconomique Davos (news)
Egypt State Information Service
22 May 2015

Le président Al Sissi a adressé son allocution devant le forum sous thème de l'Egypte est une région variable et ce pour examiner l'importance de relever les défis ... [read more]

Egypt:   State to Host World Economic Forum On Mena in 2016 - Sisi (news)
Aswat Masriya
22 May 2015

The 2016 World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will be held in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm al-Sheikh in May, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday at the 2015 Forum. [read more]

Egypt:   Journalists Sentenced to Death or to Life in Prison for 'Implying Security Forces Violated Human Rights' (press release)
Alkarama Foundation
21 May 2015

On 19 May 2015, Alkarama sent a communication to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) regarding the detentions and sentences pronounced against nine journalists on 11 April ... [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!