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Egypt Welcomes AU Decision to Reinstate Membership

Egypt is a historical or original member of the OAU. It also hosted the second OAU summit in Cairo in 1964 chaired by the illustrious President Gamal Abdel Nasser

"Egypt now is on board again on all activities of the African Union," AU's Peace and Security Commissioner, Smail Chergui,
“Egypt now is on board again on all activities of the African Union,” AU’s Peace and Security Commissioner, Smail Chergui

By Ahram Online,

EGYPT’s foreign ministry released a statement on Tuesday welcoming the African Union’s decision to reinstate the country’s membership.

“The decision reflected [the AU’s] respect for the will of the Egyptian people embodied in 30 June and finalising the first two milestones of the new roadmap: the constitutional referendum and the presidential election,” the ministry’s statement said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the AU’s Peace and Security Council unanimously agreed to unfreeze Egypt’s membership to the 54-member bloc.  Continue reading Egypt Welcomes AU Decision to Reinstate Membership

Egypt: El-Sissi Wins Election by Landslide

A man of all Season? Former army chief wins presidential vote with an overwhelming 93 percent, as opposition candidate concedes defeat.

By Hamza Hendawi,

WITH nearly all ballots counted, Egypt’s former military chief has won a crushing victory over his sole opponent in the country’s presidential election, his campaign said Thursday. But the results were stained by questions about turnout despite a robust government effort to get out the vote.

Retired field marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi won more than 92 percent of the votes, compared with 2.9 percent percent for his sole opponent and 4 percent of invalid votes, according to a tally released by his campaign. Continue reading Egypt: El-Sissi Wins Election by Landslide

Egypt’s Army Chief Sisi Cleared to Run for President

Abdel Fatah al-Sisi cleared to stand as candidate in presidential elections, hours after promotion to military’s highest rank

Supporters of Egypt’s army chief General Abdel Fatah al-Sisi push for a run for the presidency

By The Guardian,

Egypt’s military council has cleared army leader Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to run for the presidency.

Sisi has been discussed as a potential head of state ever since he ousted Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, last July, and replaced him with a judge, Adly Mansour.

The country’s official news agency said Mena reported that an official announcement by Sisi of his candidacy could take place “within hours”. Continue reading Egypt’s Army Chief Sisi Cleared to Run for President

Ethiopia Fails to See Reason over the River Nile

“Ethiopia should also apologise for its attempts to impose a fait accompli on downstream countries” – Egyptian Scholar

By Nader Noureddine,

Ethiopia has been having trouble finding finance for its Renaissance Dam. The technologically hazardous and politically incendiary project has failed to whet the appetites of investors though this did not seem to bother the Ethiopian delegation to recent talks. Continue reading Ethiopia Fails to See Reason over the River Nile

Why USA Is Destabilizing Egypt

Violence in Egypt. Who is to Blame?

By Thomas C Mountain,

Destabilizing Egypt is part and parcel of Pax Americana’s “Crisis Management” strategy in Africa. The USA wasn’t about to sit back and watch as the beginnings of a transition to an independent government in Egypt was taking place under the Morsi lead Muslim Brotherhood so voila! coup de grace!

Pax Americana always preferred the brute force policy of Mubarak and following the popular explosion in January, 2011 that brought down their vassal they were waiting in the wings ready to bring back the old regime.  Continue reading Why USA Is Destabilizing Egypt