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Egypt Topics

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Democracy Now!’s coverage of the Egyptian revolution and an archive of our past coverage of issues and topics relevant to Egypt.

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  • Mass_protests_egypt
    Click here for the latest news on the political crisis in Egypt with updates from Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous in Cairo and others.
    Jul 03, 2013 | Web Exclusive
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    Egypt is in a state of crisis as President Mohamed Morsi faces possible ouster from the military. The Egyptian army is threatening to take over unless Morsi responds to a deadline of today to outline a "roadmap" for reconciliation after millions of Egyptians took to the streets to oppose his government. A leaked plan shows the military is prepared to overthrow Morsi, scrap a draft constitution and impose a government headed by an...
    Jul 03, 2013 | Story
  • Ahdaf-soueif
    Joining us from Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Egyptian writer and activist Ahdaf Soueif says the refusal by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood to run an inclusive government has sparked the massive uprising now seen in the streets. "[Morsi] was not governing Egypt in the interests of Egypt," Soueif says. "He was not even seeing the Egyptian people or their demands, and he lost an amazing opportunity to...
    Jul 03, 2013 | Story
  • Mass_protests_egypt
    Millions of people have rallied across Egypt calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi one year after his inauguration. With turnout as high as 17 million, it’s Egypt’s largest protests since the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak. Clashes on Sunday left at least 16 people dead and nearly 800 injured. Tens of thousands of people remain in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and outside the presidential palace, vowing to stay...
    Jul 01, 2013 | Story
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    New revelations have emerged in Egypt that members of the army participated in the forced disappearance, torture and killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Despite the allegations, President Mohamed Morsi has declined to prosecute any officers since he assumed power from the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces after his election in June. The disclosures come amidst growing sectarian...
    Apr 11, 2013 | Story
  • Egypt-portsaid-1
    Ongoing mass protests have led the Egyptian government to declare a state of emergency and the country’s defense minister to warn of the potential "collapse of the state." We go to Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous in the city of Port Said, where thousands have filled the streets in defiance of a nighttime curfew. "[Egyptian President Mohamed] Morsi is trying to do what Mubarak did for so many years:...
    Jan 30, 2013 | Story
  • Sharif_abdel_kouddous
    Two years ago, thousands of Egyptians filled Tahrir Square sparking the revolution that brought down dictator Hosni Mubarak. We go to Cairo to speak with Democracy Now! correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous, who joins us live from a protest march back to Tahrir. "You hear many of the same chants that we heard two years ago — 'Bread, freedom and social justice' — and for the downfall of the regime, that they see has...
    Jan 25, 2013 | Story
  • Noujaim-the_square
    As Egyptians mark the second anniversary of the Egyptian revolution, we look at a new documentary that captures the ongoing protest movement in Egypt well after the downfall of Hosni Mubarak. "The Square" follows a group of activists as they risk their lives in the uprising that ousted Mubarak only to face further threats under the transitional military regime. We’re joined by the film’s Egyptian-American director, Jehane...
    Jan 25, 2013 | Story
  • Egypt-referendum
    Egyptian voters headed to the polls on Saturday in a referendum on a controversial draft constitution. According to unofficial preliminary results, the document passed the first round with 57 percent of the vote with a turnout of just 31 percent. A second round is scheduled for this Saturday in remaining areas. A coalition of human rights groups has called for a revote, citing thousands of complaints of violations at the polls, including a...
    Dec 17, 2012 | Story
  • Sharifsreportegypt2
    Sharif Abdel Kouddous reports from the streets of Cairo, where thousands of people have taken to the streets in new rallies for and against a controversial referendum backed by embattled Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. In a potential nod to the opposition, Egypt’s government now says the vote will take place on Saturday, as well as one week later. Egypt’s main opposition leaders are urging their supporters to vote "no"...
    Dec 12, 2012 | Story