Egypt – Two Years After the Arab Spring

Egypt is not only pyramids and sun soaked beaches; it is also a country where the economic and political interests of the world’s great powers intertwine.The Arab Spring popular uprising in Cairo’s Tahrir square in January of 2011, has resulted in the country stumbling toward an uncertain future, evermore polarised between Islamist and secular forces. The Muslim Brotherhood, opposed to secularising tendencies and keen to introduce Shari’ah law, took over the reins of state in 2012. After a controversial year in office, Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected president, was ousted by the army following nationwide demonstrations. The country seems to be divided between two fractions. Egypt’s citizens are struggling for stability and economic recovery as they face an uncertain future!


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