Egyptian coup d'état: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
Mohamed Morsi, former President of Egypt, passes away
Published: June 18, 2019
Mohamed Morsi (67), the former President of Egypt, has passed away in Cairo on June 17 after collapsing during his court trial that charged him of espionage and inciting violence. He was the first democratically-elected President of Egypt. His death has raised doubts over the ‘torturous’ condition under which he was kept in prison. Voices ..
Topics: Decades • Egyptian coup d'état • Egyptian Crisis • In Egypt • Mohamed Morsi • Muslim Brotherhood in post-Mubarak electoral politics of Egypt • Politics by country • Politics of Egypt • Protests • Protests in Egypt
Egypt: Rights activist Abdel Fattah freed after 5 years
Published: March 29, 2019
Alaa Abdel Fattah who is a known pro-democracy activist in Egypt has finally been freed from jail after serving a sentence of 5 years for inciting and participating in protests. The young blogger and software engineer was a known voice among the young generation of Egypt. He had led the uprising of 2011 against the ..
Egypt openes West Asia’s largest cathedral in its New Administrative Capital
Published: January 7, 2019
Egypt has recently opened West Asia’s largest cathedral in its New Administrative Capital, 45km east of Cairo. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated the newly-built Cathedral of Nativity and a mosque on the eve of Coptic Christmas in a symbolic message of tolerance in the predominantly Muslim nation. The newly built Al-Fattah Al-Aleem Mosque will be ..
Topics: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi • Cairo • Cathedral of the Nativity in Cairo • Continents • Countries • Egypt • Egyptian coup d'état • Geography of Africa • New Administrative Capital of Egypt • Nile Delta
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi newly elected President of Egypt
Published: June 5, 2018
In Egypt, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been sworn-in for a second four-year term in office as the country faces major economic and security challenges. Sisi won 97% of valid votes in the March presidential election.
Topics: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi • Beblawi Cabinet • Continents • Countries • Egypt • Egyptian coup d'état • Egyptian presidential election • Government of Egypt • Order of Abdulaziz al Saud • Order of Mubarak the Great • Qandil Cabinet
Mahmoud Abu Zeid wins 2018 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize
Published: April 25, 2018
Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, known as Shawkan, has won the 2018 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize. Shawkan has been in jail since 14 August 2013 when he was arrested while covering a demonstration at Rabaa Al-Adawiya Square in Cairo. In early 2017, the prosecutor in his case reportedly called for the death penalty. The ..