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Can Egypt’s Military Trump the Ballot Box?

AFRICANGLOBE - The street politics in Egypt, which led to the overthrow of a legitimate leader through a popular uprising supported by the military, have redefined the term “coup” in the politico-legal lexicon.

Fears of Bloodshed Loom Large in Egypt

AFRICANGLOBE - An ultimatum given by Egypt's military to end a political deadlock has raised the risk of bloodshed spiralling out of control in the troubled country, with supporters and opponents of beleaguered President Mohamed Morsi flooding the streets. As time ticks down to Wednesday's military deadline for Morsi to resolve the impasse, the outbreak of further deadly violence now looms large.

Islamist Constitution ‘A Defeat for the Egyptian People’

AFRICANGLOBE - A majority of Egyptians backed a controversial charter in a two-round referendum, that deeply polarised the country and riled a secular-leaning opposition, ruling Islamists and official media said on Sunday. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which President Mohamed Morsi hails, and the official Al-Ahram newspaper reported that about 64 percent of votes cast were in favour of the new charter

Why is the Obama Administration Sending Egypt 20 F-16 Fighter Jets?

AFRICANGLOBE - Key lawmakers in the US are expressing concerns about the Obama administration's plan to send Egypt 20 F-16 fighter jets, even though...

Egyptians Gather to March On Presidential Palace as Crisis Spreads

AFRICANGLOBE - Thousands of Egyptians massed in Cairo Tuesday for a march to the presidential palace to protest the assumption by the nation’s Islamist...

Egyptian Judges to Boycott Referendum on Islamist-Backed Constitution

AFRICANGLOBE - An influential group of Egyptian judges says it will not oversee a December 15 referendum on a new constitution, a move that...

Will the Egyptian Army Defy Islamist Mohamed Morsi?

AFRICANGLOBE  - The Egyptian army will likely not respond to requests from the country's newly elected president for protection against protesters angered by his...

Wannabe Islamist Pharaoh Plunges Egypt Into Crisis

AFRICANGLOBE - Violence broke out across Egypt as protesters reacted to the power grab by Mohamed Morsi. His party's offices were torched, while his...

Egypt’s New Islamist President Moves into Mubarak’s Office

Newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has started consultations to form a government after he was declared the winner of the June 16-17 presidential...