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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

Eleven Predictions for Egypt Under the Muslim Brotherhood

AFRICANGLOBE - Television viewers and newspaper readers following the political scene in Egypt may have been struck by the most recent spate of violence...

Muslim Brotherhood Unleashes Bloody Crackdown in Cairo

AFRICANGLOBE - Muslim Brotherhood (MB) forces supporting Egypt’s Islamist President Mohamed Mursi are carrying out a bloody crackdown in Cairo. Amid intensifying mass protests...

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 Protesters Storm Muslim Brotherhood HQ in Alexandria

AFRICANGLOBE - Egyptian protesters set fire to Muslim Brotherhood offices on Friday, state television reported, as rival rallies were held nationwide a day after President...

Egypt: Govt Seeks to Cut Diplomatic Ties With Israel

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has called for cutting diplomatic and economic ties between Arab countries and Israel. The influential Islamist group called on people to stage...

Clashes Erupt in Egypt Between Protesters and Muslim Brotherhood

At least twelve people were injured in fresh clashes between new Islamist President Mohammed Mursi’s supporters and opponents in Cairo’s Tahrir square on Friday. An...

Assessing Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s Islamist President

It appears nobody knows how to judge Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first freely-elected president. There is still confusion over what programme and vision for Egypt...

Should Minorities Fear the New Islamic Egypt?

"Egypt is for all Egyptians; all of us are equals in terms of rights. All of us also have duties towards this homeland. As...

Egypt’s Leaders Feud While Economy Heads Toward a Cliff

Egypt's new Islamist president and his old military foes have come out swinging in a struggle for political power. But while they juggle Egypt's...

Ex-MP Warns Muslim Brotherhood Usurping Army

Former member of Egypt's dissolved parliament, Mohamed Abu Hamed, warned of what he described as "Muslim Brotherhood penetration in the military institution" and usurping...

Tension Rises as Egypt Awaits Presidential Election Results

Egypt's election authority is preparing to announce the result of last weekend's presidential run-off vote. The panel of judges has begun announcing its decisions on...

Both Sides Claiming Victory in Egyptian Election

A campaign spokesman for the former Egyptian prime minister says Ahmed Shafik has won the Egyptian presidential election, countering the Muslim Brotherhood's claims that...

Muslim Brother to Face Mubarak-Era PM in Egypt’s Presidential Run-Off

The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohamed Moursi will face off against Mubarak-era prime minister Ahmed Shafiq in the second round of Egypt's presidential election, according to...

Voting Begins in Egyptian Elections – Results Impossible to Predict

As Egyptians head to the polls Wednesday and Thursday to elect the country's first post-Mubarak president, local analysts say that voting results - even...

Barred Islamist Says Egypt Army Wants to Keep Power

A leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood said his removal from the presidential ballot showed the army wanted to cling to power, a charge that...