The Egyptian government is cracking down on illegal encroachments on the Nile River. In a statement on July 9, Egypt’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel Aty said that the government is taking immediate action to preserve its waterways and is referring violators to military prosecution.
The Economist: Egypt is again under military rule, but Sisi lacks Nasser’s appeal
Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi invites comparisons to his charismatic predecessor, another military man who led a coup and smashed the Brotherhood. But unlike Nasser, he is no ideologue. He has core beliefs—an abiding faith in the army and a mistrust of civilians. Yet he shows no interest in regional leadership. Instead he …
Egypt assigns military officer to every village as ‘revenge’ for 2020 galabiya uprising
Egypt’s president has asked his defence minister to assign a military officer to “each and every village” in Egypt.
Enduring Authoritarianism in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, and Sudan
The ability of grassroots movements to mobilize and sustain protests created an unexpected opening for political transition in Sudan and Algeria in the course of 2019.
Civil-Military Relations in Sisi’s Egypt
The fundamental logic of civil-military relations under Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi remains the same as it has in Egypt for decades, although that may be changing.
Al-Azhar coordinates with army to fight drugs in South Sinai
Al-Azhar Al-Sharif sent advocacy and medical caravans to South Sinai on Sept. 26 to confront the phenomenon of drug cultivation in the governorate. The caravans included 16 advocates, including four women and a number of doctors.
Appointing military advisers to oversee civil life in Egypt stirs anger
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued July 29 Law No. 165 of 2020, amending some provisions of the Law on Popular Defense Organizations No. 55 of 1968. Controversy arose in political and human rights circles due to the introduction of new articles, including one stipulating the appointment of a military adviser for …
Egypt passes amendment appointing military advisers in each governorate
Egypt’s House of Representatives on Monday approved a draft law submitted by the Prime Minister to amend some provisions to Law #55 of 1968 regarding public defense organizations, appointing a military adviser to each governorate.
The Re-shaping of Arab Civil-Military Relations
The shifting relationships between armies and civil society are revealing new balances within defense structures.
Relinquishing the Driver’s Seat: Egypt’s military has allowed civilians to lead the coronavirus response, but some things are troubling.
For well over a month after the World Health Organization warned that the “whole world needs to be on alert” to fight the new coronavirus, the Egyptian authorities denied that the country was at risk.