Listen to music while browsing

Egypt presidential election on May 23-24


CAIRO (AFP) - Egypt will vote on May 23 and 24 for its first president since a popular uprising overthrew Hosni Mubarak a year ago, the head of the elections committee said on Wednesday.

Faruq Sultan told a media conference that Egyptians abroad will be allowed to cast their absentee ballots from May 11 to May 17.

Run-offs will be held on June 16 and 17 and the winner will be announced on June 21, he said, in keeping with a timetable set by the military rulers to hand power to an elected president before the end of June.

Sultan added that there would be no international monitoring of the presidential election, the first since an uprising in February 2011 ousted Mubarak, the country's dictator of 30 years, and left power in the hands of the military.


Egypt's Morsi to face fifth trial f

Egypt's deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi sists behind the defendants cage during a trial at the police academy court in Cairo on November 5, 2014.  By Str (AFP/File) Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian military court will try ousted president Mohamed Morsi ...
read more »

Egypt court jails dissident Alaa Ab

Egyptian dissident Alaa Abdel Fattah was one of the most prominent faces of the 2011 uprising against ex-president Hosni Mubarak.  By  (AFP/File) Monday, February 23, 2015

Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced Alaa Abdel Fattah, a leading ...
read more »

Egypt court acquits Mubarak-era min

Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, gives a joint press conference with his Italian counterpart  Romano Prodi, at Chigi palace in Rome on September 10, 2007.  By Andreas Solaro (AFP/File) Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Cairo (AFP) - An Egyptian court acquitted a former prime minister and an ex-inte ...
read more »

Thousands march against Boko Haram

Buses full of displaced people from the Diffa region, fleeing fighting between army and Boko Haram on the border between Niger and Nigeria, are checked by police on the outskirts of Zinder February 13, 2014.  By Robert Leslie (AFP/File) Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Niamey (AFP) - Thousands of people marched in Niger's capital on Tuesday to prot ...
read more »