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Banks opted to close their office at noon Several banks in Cairo sent staff home at midday yesterday due to possible demonstrations following the announcement of Egypt’s new president. Banks, fearing a return of lawlessness reminiscent of the days during the Egyptian uprising, closed branch offices between 1 and 2pm. A Security officer at the …
The fate of Egypt’s elected Shura Council is still unclear despite the election of Egypt’s first-civilian president Mohamed Morsi yesterday.
The cabinet finalised the 2012/2013 annual state budget, which will be effective starting July 1, and sent it to the Supreme Council of Armed Forces for approval.
Ministry of Interior orders police to shoot to kill if there are attacks on Police in the fallout of the announcement
One day before a little more than half of Egypt celebrated the newly-elected civilian presidency of Mohamed Morsi, ordinary Egyptians were still carrying the burden of an uncertain future amid an atmosphere of perplexity at how the nation as a collective had reached this point of tension. Hundreds of thousands converged on Tahrir Square since …
Within hours of the announcement, congratulations began pouring in from leaders around the world
Supporters fainted, cried and attacked a tank at the announcement of Mohamed Morsi’s victory
Mohamed Morsi wins, becomes Egypt’s first civilian president
The candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party becomes the first civilian President of Egypt
By Asmaa Nabil When the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces, which has ruled the country for the last 16 months, decided to dissolve parliament, the ramifications of the decision were not limited to the political arena, but also encompassed Islamic banking which had begun to benefit from the rise of Islamist political currents. The parliament, in which …
SCAF and FJP meet to disperse Tahrir sit-in
Several groups emerge in the political vacuum left by the PEC delayed results Coalitions are springing up left and right in the wake of the Presidential Elections Committee’s postponement of the ‘official’ presidential election results, further exacerbating what many activists and politicians are calling the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ “coup.”
Recent reports have thinned the gap of votes between the two candidates to less than a million, with the Muslim Brotherhood putting their candidate in the lead and Ahmed Shafiq slinging accusations of wrongdoing against his opponent
The Muslim Brotherhood Freedom and Justice Party will pursue legal action against Al-Dostour Newspaper, charging the daily with slander, libel and defamation
Representatives of liberal parties presented Egyptians with a ‘third option’ on Saturday, citing a need to heal divisions in lieu of a contentious Egyptian presidential election, and a recent move by SCAF to shore up power during the transitional phase.
Tensions have been steadily mounting in Egypt, providing an atmosphere akin to a tinderbox of opinions and accusations, but just who is holding the match, and what might spark it, is impossible to pinpoint with so many hot button issues, and polarising figures, consuming the minds of the Egyptian public. It could most easily be …
Coalitions are springing up left and right in the wake of the Presidential Elections Committee’s postponement of the ‘official’ presidential election results, further exacerbating what many activists and politicians are calling the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces’ “coup.”
MPs insist Parliament is still valid despite SCAF confirmation of dissolution
Delaying announcement of the presidential election results could be unconstitutional
Iconic TV presenter Yosri Fouda breaks the news on twitter, the end of his program ‘Last Word’.
Following the end of voting on Sunday, the campaigns of both Ahmed Shafiq and Mohamed Morsi, as well as media outlets such Al Ahram Online, the OnTV channel and the Al Jazeera channel all reported varied figures on the percentage of votes attributed to each candidate. Both Al Ahram Online and Al Jazeera put Morsi …
Parliament march turned away by security forces and returns to familiar haunt in Tahrir Square
While PeC delays eleCtion results, a grouP of indePendent judges announCe their findings Judges for Egypt, a group of reform- minded and independent judges, has announced that the Muslim Broth- erhood’s presidential candidate Mo- hamed Morsi won the elections in a press conference held at the Journal- ists’ Syndicate yesterday afternoon. The movement, which had formed …
The Innovation Fund will provide €11m in funds for small projects in disbursements that will cover from 50% to 90% of total project costs. According to the Fund’s plans, the initiative seeks to support research and innovation projects that will contribute to achieving sustainable development in Egypt. The initiative hopes to increase capital in Egypt …
More Egyptians may or may not have picked Morsi or Shafiq, but they have all let SCAF know, you will not make helpless dogs out of us.
Members of Parliament resist its dissolution, but they are barred from entering the building.
Thousands at Tahrir Square protest in support of Mohamed Morsi and chant against the military council.
At an event at the Goethe Institute early in June, a dance performance was disrupted by a passerby angered by what he considered to be an inappropriate display between the male and female dancers. A witness described how the event came to a halt when several members of the audience were forced to try to …
High unemployment rates, a domestic deficit and large international debts are waiting for the next occupant of Egypt’s presidential chair
If the People’s Assembly is dissolved, the president swears the oath in front of the General Assembly of the Supreme Constitutional Court. SCAF is the body responsible for all decisions related to the armed. The council’s head holds all powers held by the General Commander of the Armed Forces and the Defence Minister. The president …