11th Apr, 2017President imposes State of Emergency

Egypt’s Cabinet has declared a three month state of emergency across the whole country two days after 46 people were killed in bombings of Coptic Christian churches. The move has […] more ->

15th Feb, 2017Nine ministers changed in Cabinet reshuffle

Egypt’s parliament has approved a Cabinet reshuffle which makes changes to nine ministries. The ministries of investment and international cooperation have been combined to form a new ministry. Three deputy […] more ->

7th Sep, 2016Mohammed Ali el Sheikh is new Supply Minister

Major-General Mohammed Ali el-Sheikh has been approved by Egypt’s parliament to be the country’s new Minister of Supply and Internal Trade. He replaces Khaled Hanafi who resigned over criticism from […] more ->

26th Aug, 2016Supply Minister goes over missing wheat

Khaled Hanafi, Egypt’s Minister of Supply and Internal Trade resigned yesterday after criticism from MPs. The resignation comes after around 200,000 tonnes of wheat was found to be missing from […] more ->

24th Mar, 2016Ten new Ministers and one new Ministry in reshuffle

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has agreed to a Cabinet reshuffle of Prime Minister Sherif Ismail’s Cabinet. A new ministry called the Ministry of Public Sector Affairs has been created taking […] more ->

14th Mar, 2016Justice Minister sacked for blasphemous remarks

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail has dismissed Minister of Justice Ahmed al-Zind after he made a blasphemous statement. When asked in a TV interview about his policies on imprisonment he said […] more ->

6th Dec, 2015General election turnout back to Mubarak era levels

Egypt’s High Elections Committee (HEC) has announced the turnout for the country’s six week long general election and it looks like a return to Mubarak era voting. The elections, which […] more ->

22nd Nov, 2015Phase Two of General Election today

A total of 28,204,225 voters will be entitled to vote in the second round of Egypt’s general election today. Voting takes place from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time. […] more ->

18th Oct, 2015Egypt starts House of Representatives election process

Egypt started its two phased general election today with out of country voting (OCV) taking place for the governorates in the first phase of the elections yesterday. Today sees the […] more ->

20th Sep, 2015Egypt has another new Cabinet

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail appointed his new Cabinet on Saturday with ministers taking the oath before President Abdel Fattah El Sisi. The ministries of health and population have been merged, […] more ->