Egyptian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to extend term limits for President el-Sissi until 2034, part of a package of constitutional amendments.
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Proposed amendments to Egypt’s constitution, grants armed forces authority to intervene in government expand executive powers that are already being abused.
Egypt’s Parliament to vote on extending President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi term till 2034 — 12 more years after his current, second term expires in 2022.
As Rwanda’s Kagame steps down, the baton is passes to Egypt’s el-Sissi, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding powers of body.
Egypt’s parliament advanced a proposal to amend the constitution in a way that could allow President Abdel-Fattah to stay in office well beyond 2022.
A coalition of Egyptian parliamentarians will submit a request for constitutional amendments providing for a second chamber of parliament.
A documentary called Gaza is hitting screens at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival, providing a glimpse of life in blockaded Hamas-ruled territory.
Egypt has rounded up at least six activists in the last couple of days in a wave of arrests coinciding with the anniversary of the 2011 uprising.
The conviction of Mohamed Al-Ghaity, a host on satellite channel LTV, reveals the lengths the government will go to crackdown on discussion of LGBT issues.
Egypt TV host Mohammed el-Gheiti was found guilty of encouraging immorality over an August 2018 segment in which his guest speaker described his profession.