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AFRICANGLOBE - The Arab Spring in 2011 ended with once-marginalised Islamist parties in governments in Egypt and Tunisia. It was not long before they stumbled. In one fell swoop on 3 July, the venerable Islamist movement the Muslim Brotherhood lost 85 years of patient labour and squandered the chance – at least in the foreseeable future – for political Islam in Egypt.
AFRICANGLOBE - A judicial panel set up by Egypt's military-backed government supported a legal challenge to the status of the Muslim Brotherhood, compounding a drive to crush the movement behind the elected president deposed by the army in July.
AFRICANGLOBE - Hundreds of supporters of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood stormed a government building in Cairo on Thursday and set it ablaze, as fury over a security crackdown on the Islamist movement that killed hundreds of people spilled on to the streets.
AFRICANGLOBE - At least eleven people were killed in deadly overnight clashes in Cairo between supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, the interior ministry has said.
AFRICANGLOBE - A deadly shooting at the site of a sit-in by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo, demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi, has left dozens of people dead. The Egyptian health ministry said at least 51 people had been killed and more than 300 injured
AFRICANGLOBE - Security forces shot dead at least three supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Friday as a crowd of hundreds tried to march towards the military barracks in Cairo where he is being held by the military that overthrew him.
AFRICANGLOBE - The Egyptian army took power from President Mohamed Morsi and suspended the constitution. Army tanks are surrounding the presidential palace, and Morsi's whereabouts is unknown.
AFRICANGLOBE - Hundreds of protesters gathered at Tahrir Square on Sunday, chanting against the Muslim Brotherhood and President Mohamed Mursi. Egyptian flags and banners opposing Mursi's government were seen raised in Tahrir Square while protesters set up a podium for different speakers to chant slogans.
AFRICANGLOBE - On Thursday the Egyptian army took up positions throughout the country, moving tanks and soldiers to strategic locations, including government ministries, the Egyptian central bank and the presidential palace in Cairo, where presidential guard forces were deployed.
AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood warns that a U.N. declaration on women's rights could destroy society by allowing a woman to travel, work and use contraception without her husband's approval and letting her control family spending.
AFRICANGLOBE - Coptic Christian churches in the United States say they are having to expand to cope with new arrivals, as priests in cities like Cairo and Alexandria talk of a new climate of fear and uncertainty."Most of our people are afraid," Father Mina Adel, a priest at the Church of Two Saints in Alexandria said.