Fears about Minister Dlodlo weren't unfounded. Six months into the job, she's been accused of issuing illegal interception orders, writes Adriaan Basson.
Rival hashtags, angry videos and calls to march -- the war for Egyptian minds is raging online ahead of possible mass demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Videos posted online by an Egyptian construction contractor accusing President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and the military of corruption have gone viral, sparking a rare debate about the army's growing economic empire.
The youngest son of deceased ex-president Mohamed Morsi himself has died night of a heart attack in Cairo, a family lawyer says.
Egypt has set a referendum for April 20-22 on sweeping constitutional changes including amendments that could extend President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's rule until 2030.
Crowds of Sudanese protesters have held rallies in their neighbourhoods and some squares in the capital and its twin city of Omdurman after organisers called for more anti-government demonstrations.
A leading figure in Egypt's 2011 revolution has been handed 15 years in prison after a retrial, a judicial source says.
US television network CBS says Egypt's president has told it in an interview that his country and Israel, with whom it fought four wars, are co-operating against Islamic militants in the Sinai Peninsula.
A prominent rights activist has appealed to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to pardon his wife, sentenced to two years in jail for posting a video denouncing sexual harassment.
The EU's lawmaking body has condemned Egyptian authorities for human rights abuses and is urging them to lift restrictions on free speech and assembly, halt mass trials and stop sentencing minors to death, and release political prisoners.
Egypt says security forces have killed 19 militants in a shootout, including the gunmen suspected of killing seven Christians in an attack on pilgrims traveling to a remote monastery
Authorities in Egypt detained an award-winning human rights lawyer on Sunday after she attended judicial investigations into protesters arrested during rare demonstrations against President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Six suspected jihadists have been killed in a shootout with police near the Bahariya oasis southwest of the Egyptian capital, the interior ministry says.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the presidency says, amid rising tensions in the Gulf.
French President Emmanuel Macron is set to hold talks with his Egyptian counterpart in Cairo, saying beforehand that he wants to boost ties with the Mideast country in the fight against terrorism but also use the visit to encourage better respect for human rights.
Egypt's president says the most painful part of his economic reform program is over, but cautioned there is still some way to go before it's completed
Egypt's president is inaugurating a new cathedral for the Coptic Orthodox Church and one of the region's largest mosques.
Egypt has asked CBS not to air an interview with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in which he discussed cooperation with Israel in the fight against Sinai jihadists, the US network says.
Supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are calling for constitutional changes that would allow him to stay in power once his second term ends in 2022.
An Egyptian lawyer says he and others have filed a court case to force the parliament to start a debate on amending a constitutional clause that bars President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi from running for a third term in 2022.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged companies to take a closer look at Africa's "huge" economic opportunities, as Germany hopes that development of the continent will help curb illegal migration to Europe.
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