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Egyptian Court Sentences 683 People To Death

AFRICANGLOBE - An Egyptian court sentenced Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 682 other alleged Islamists to death Monday, a lawyer and prosecutor said, after two brief sessions the defence partly boycotted.

Political Islam And The Arab Spring

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.

Muslim Brotherhood Under Legal Threat as Bomb Hits Central Cairo

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.

Protesters Storm Building in Cairo, Egypt Death Toll Reaches 525

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.

Morsi Supporters Getting Ready For Conflict

AFRICANGLOBE - Standing by a brick and sandbag barricade on the edge of a Muslim Brotherhood protest camp in Cairo, chief guard Mohamed Saqr is preparing to resist a threatened attempt by security forces to storm in.

At Least 100 Killed in Egypt Clashes

AFRICANGLOBE - At least 100 people have been killed and over 1,000 others injured in clashes during rival demonstrations by the supporters and opponents of ousted President Mohamed Morsi across the country, Egyptian medical sources say.

Death Toll Rises in Egypt Following Deadly Clashes

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.

Massacre in Cairo Deepens Egypt Crisis

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

Cairo: Morsi Supporters Killed As Army Opens Fire At Rally

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.

Coup: Egyptian Army Seizes Power Constitution Suspended

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.

Egypt Army Gives Mursi 48 Hours to Share Power

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt's armed forces handed Islamist President Mohamed Mursi a virtual ultimatum to share power on Monday, giving feuding politicians 48 hours to compromise or have the army impose its own road map for the country.

Anti-Government Protests Sweep Egypt

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.

Egyptian Army Deploys Throughout Egypt Ahead of Mass Protests

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.

Violent Protests Continue in Egypt

AFRICANGLOBE - Both the opposition and pro-Muslim Brotherhood groups are organising protests amidst ongoing civil unrest in Egypt. The opposition National Salvation Front (NSF) has called for a protest in Cairo, in the vicinity of the High Court on 29 March.

Giving Women Rights Could Destroy Society Says Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

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.

Egypt’s Christians Fleeing Country As Muslim Brotherhood Tighten Grip

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.