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Egypt police arrest journalist amid wave of activist arrests

Egyptian police have arrested a journalist after raiding his home amid a new crackdown against dissent, a media watchdog has reported. The Arab Observatory for Media Freedom said in a statement that security forces detained Mohamed Said Fathy, 33, on Friday.

EU condemns Egypt over wave of activist arrests

The European Union has condemned Egyptian authorities over a wave of arrests of activists since presidential elections earlier this year, prompting an angry response from Cairo. European External Action Service, the EU’s diplomatic arm, made the criticism on Wednesday in an online statement.

As Sisi Silences Critics, Hopes Fade That Egypt’s Crackdown Will Ease

Egyptians who hoped that President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s thumping victory in the March presidential election — when he won 97 percent of votes in a deeply flawed poll — would encourage the authoritarian government to soften its crackdown on dissent have been disappointed.

Al-Sisi meets Ugandan president in Cairo

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi met his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday, during his visit to Cairo, to discuss bilateral relations between the two countries and enhancing cooperation in various fields, according to Egypt’s presidency spokesperson Bassam Rady.

Manurhin under fire: The French company helping load Egyptian military’s guns

In the name of fighting against terrorism, Egypt has been increasing its repressive military arsenal. France’s undisguised aid in this enterprise has been a boon to its military industrialists. Behind juggernauts such as Dassault and Naval Group, there is Manurhin which has been active in Egypt since Nasser’s 1956-1970 presidency.