The Muslim Brotherhood once held the reins of power in Egypt. Now it faces internal splits, government repression and dwindling support.
Many people accept the Egyptian government’s restrictions on freedoms, for a variety of conflicting reasons.
Leaders’ efforts to end conflict have been ineffective. Working through regional economic communities might be part of a better approach.
Mubarak held power for three decades, on the foundation of a personality cult.
The popular uprising is an indication that al-Sisi’s regime is not as stable as he would have the world believe.
An obituary of Mohamed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, who died in court in Cairo.
The African Union’s policy offers no wriggle room for a discretionary response to coups, a scourge that imperils the consolidation of democracy.
People in Sudan are determined to provide a new political path and need to guide candidates who want to lead the country.
As civil rights are trampled on, the Egyptian parliament is on the verge of endorsing his rule until 2034.
Opening up positions of political power to women will lead to effective and better implemented development policies.
Given the range of support for President Omar al-Bashir it isn’t surprising that he’s managed to resist pressure to step down.
The threat to use force to defend Egypt’s right to water from the Nile has been a common theme through successive governments.
At first, the 2010s seemed full of hope for democracy. The picture today is rather more complicated.
Egyptians’ revolutionary demands for ‘bread, freedom and social justice’ are a distant memory.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
The prospect of gas wealth has been escalating old rivalries and disputes between Turkey, Cyprus, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt and Greece.
Africa needs strong institutions. But they can only be built if there’s a change in leadership.
The news of Saif al-Islam’s release should be taken with a pinch of salt. During the past six years of warfare in Libya the fabrication of news has become common practice.
Among the Christians of the Middle East, the largest number – some eight million or so – is of Egypt’s Copts. Here’s their story.
Western leaders insist that engaging with authoritarian regimes promotes human rights. They are missing the point.