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Egypt: army controls state sector job offers and promotions in ‘militarisation’ move

Appointments and promotions within the Egyptian government are now controlled by the army, with a six months training course at the Military Academy a prerequisite. This was confirmed in a circular issued by the Egyptian Cabinet containing a presidential directive to state institutions.

Egypt and the British colonial origins of the military regime

The impulse to compare the 1919 Egyptian revolution with the 2011 revolution of the “Arab Spring” has proven irresistible. Political scientists have drawn parallels between them in terms of the role of youth movements, the activation of social networks and the consolidation of new constitutions.

Egypt refers illegal encroachments on Nile to military prosecution

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 …

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 …