Polls open in Egypt for the third and final day of voting as Egyptians vote on constitutional changes that could keep President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in power until 2030. Sisi, who handily won to become president in 2014 and was re-elected in 2018 after eliminating all serious political competitors, is widely expected to garner a comfortable win in the three-day referendum.
The African Union summit opens in Addis Ababa and will see Rwandan President Paul Kagame transfer the baton to Egypt meaning Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will officially take over the post of ceremonial head. IMAGES
A rights lawyer seen as the last real challenger to Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi quits the race to be president, the latest in a string of potential candidates to withdraw or be jailed.
An angry Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledges to respond with ‘brutal force’ against militants who massacred at least 235 people at a mosque during weekly prayers on Friday.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday met French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire and business representatives, on the third day of his official visit in France. IMAGES
As French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to Paris, Reporters Without Borders activists held a protest to denounce human rights and freedom of speech abuses in Egypt.
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Sisi to Run for President
Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has announced that he will be resigning as the country’s defense minister in order to run for the presidency.
Citigroup’s Mexican Subsidiary Oceanografia Investigated for Fraud
The CEO of Citigroup’s Mexican subsidiary Oceanografía has been placed under house arrest as authorities look into the company’s financial reporting.
Clashes in Burundi Over Alleged Attempts to Abuse Power
Police in Burundi’s capital clashed with opposition supporters in what’s being called the country’s worst political crisis since the end of it’s 12-year civil war that ended in 2005.
Virtual Reality Stroke Therapy Tricks Brain into Rewiring Itself
Swiss developers say they’ve created the first platform to allow doctors to track precise data of a stroke patient’s recovery.
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