ARTICLES RELATING TO ABDEL FATTAH AL SISI

Egypt's el- Sisi elected new chairperson of African Union

2019-02-10 19:22

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been elected chairperson of the African Union at the continental body's summit in Ethiopia.

Seeking influence, Egypt's Sisi to chair African Union

2019-02-09 12:39

Nearly six years after the African Union shut it out in the cold, Egypt will take the organisation's helm - and strengthening multilateral powers is unlikely to be on the agenda.

Egypt debates motion to extend presidential term limits

2019-02-05 12:40

Egypt's parliament is debating a motion to amend the country's constitution, a move that could allow President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office beyond his designated maximum two-term limit ending in 2022

Macron presses Egypt on human rights during visit

2019-01-28 21:06

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he encouraged respect for human rights when he met with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, who is seen as a key ally in the fight against Islamic extremists but has led an unprecedented crackdown on dissent.

French president heads to Egypt on mission to reinforce ties

2019-01-27 18:35

French President Emmanuel Macron is headed to Egypt with a large delegation on a three-day trip to reinforce ties with the Arab world's most populous country

Al-Sisi's call on Egyptians to lose weight creates a stir

2018-12-25 15:23

President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is demanding Egyptians lose weight, prompting allegations of fat-shaming and elitism

Egypt's leader says Arab Spring uprising was ill-advised

2018-11-05 21:02

Egypt's president says the 2011 Arab Spring revolt was an ill-advised attempt at change whose chaotic aftermath posed an existential threat to the nation

Egypt president ratifies law protecting military officers

2018-07-26 21:02

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a bill that could immunize selected senior military officers from future prosecution related to violence following the 2013 overthrow of an elected but divisive Islamist president.

Egypt's president swears in new government with key changes

2018-06-14 18:48

Egypt's president Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has sworn in a new government, two weeks after being re-elected in a vote in which he faced no serious challengers.

Egypt's president defends metro fare hike after protests

2018-05-17 16:15

Egypt's president has defended his government's surprise decision to hike Cairo subway fares, which sparked rare protests in which 21 people were arrested

 

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

2019-02-10 17:24

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.

Egypt opposition rejects move to extend al-Sisi's rule

2019-02-06 21:12

Egyptian opposition parties have formed a coalition against proposed changes to the constitution that would allow President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office well beyond the end of his current term in 2022, two opposition leaders have said.

Top Africa stories: Zim security forces' abuse, Macron in Egypt

2019-01-29 08:02

Zimbabwean leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has been angered by a televised report showing abuses by security forces in a continuing crackdown, and France's Emmanuel Macron is set to press Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on human rights.

Egypt's president hosts Sudan's embattled leader

2019-01-27 18:35

Sudan's embattled President Omar al-Bashir has traveled to Cairo and met with his Egyptian counterpart as popular demonstrations against his 29-year rule continue to shake the country

Egypt's Mubarak asks Sisi for 'permission' to testify in Morsi trial

2018-12-27 07:29

Egypt's deposed president Hosni Mubarak has asked current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for "permission" to disclose sensitive information in the retrial of ousted Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt restricts yellow vests sales to avoid copycat protests

2018-12-10 21:26

Egyptian authorities have quietly introduced restrictions on the sale of yellow reflective vests, fearing opponents might attempt to copy French protesters during next month's anniversary of the 2011 popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security officials and retailers have said.

Egypt's president wants Libya to hand over captured militant

2018-10-11 17:25

Egypt's president says he wants a prominent militant captured in Libya this week extradited so that he can be "held accountable."

4 years on, Egypt's president urges patience over reforms

2018-07-01 06:00

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is urging citizens to endure his austerity measures, including a recent wave of steep price hikes on fuel, electricity and drinking water.

Egypt president defends austerity measures

2018-06-13 14:31

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has defended his government's latest austerity measures aimed at rebuilding the country's ailing economy, amid a wave of arrests since his re-election.

Egypt pardons hundreds jailed for demonstrating

2018-05-16 17:28

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has pardoned more than 330 young people, most of whom had been convicted and jailed for their participation in illegal protests.

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