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Foreign Ministry expresses discontent to 3 states over GERD involvement

Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs Hamdy Louza held a meeting on Sunday with ambassadors of Germany, Italy, and China to express Egypt’s discontent over the work of their companies in the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

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UN warns Egypt’s military ‘to change approach to protests’ as massacre fears loom

The United Nations on Friday called on Egyptian authorities to “radically change their approach” to any future protests, after more than 2,000 people were reportedly arrested following demonstrations last weekend against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Deconstructing Egypt’s Protests

Last week, sporadic protests broke out in different parts of Egypt following the release of videos that provided evidence of government corruption. More questions than answers exist in trying to understand the demonstrations, which makes the future somewhat difficult to predict with any degree of certainty. Nevertheless, some things are …

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Amnesty warns of ‘massive crackdown’ in Egypt as arrests continue

Amnesty International has called on world leaders to stop a massive crackdown on opposition protesters by the regime of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a day after US President Donald Trump met with the Egyptian dictator and called him “a great leader”.

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Congress loosens pressure on Egypt just as new anti-Sisi protests emerge

Egyptian security forces fired live ammunition and tear gas at hundreds of protesters in the Red Sea city of Suez on Saturday, one day after anti-corruption protests targeting President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government sprung up in Cairo and several other cities. Police have since arrested more than 365 protesters as …

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Anti-Corruption Protests Roiling Egypt Add to Regional Insecurity

Chaotic protests across Egypt this weekend — prompted by videos exposing corruption in President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s military-backed government — underscore the population’s weariness with economic hardship due in part to government austerity measures.

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