Egypt http://nhpr.org en What Happened To The "Arab Spring," And What's Next http://nhpr.org/post/what-happened-arab-spring-and-whats-next <p>Three years after what was dubbed the “Arab Spring”, Egypt is preparing for its first election since a military coup last summer. The candidate presumed to win is Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, who led the coup against Islamist President Morsi last July.&nbsp; Since then, he’s been the de facto leader of Egypt, and has engineered mass crackdowns on dissent. It’s not the type of reform many imagined, when the fabled Tahrir Square uprisings began – and now, Egyptians are wondering if their revolution has left them any better off than before. Tue, 13 May 2014 13:00:02 +0000 The Exchange 48348 at http://nhpr.org What Happened To The "Arab Spring," And What's Next Senator Ayotte Calls For Cutting Off Aid To Egypt http://nhpr.org/post/senator-ayotte-calls-cutting-aid-egypt <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Senator Kelly </span>Ayotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has changed her views on sending aid to Egypt following continued, bloody crackdowns on Muslim Brotherhood supporters. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking Sunday morning on <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3032608/vp/52786063#52786063" target="_blank">Meet The Press</a>, New Hampshire’s Republican Senator said President Obama isn’t doing enough to stem military violence against civilians.</span></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 33379 at http://nhpr.org A Roundtable Of Granite Staters With Connections To Egypt http://nhpr.org/post/roundtable-granite-staters-connections-egypt <p>As unrest continues in Egypt, we'll get the thoughts of Granite Staters with an affiliation to the country. We’ll get their thoughts about the recent unrest in that country after the army ousted President Mohammed Morsi last month. &nbsp;We’ll find out what they’re hearing from friends and family in Egypt and hear their hopes and concerns for the country’s future, including its relations with the U.S.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 20:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 32893 at http://nhpr.org A Roundtable Of Granite Staters With Connections To Egypt Granite Staters React To Egypt http://nhpr.org/post/granite-staters-react-egypt <p>A roundtable of Granite Staters with ties to Egypt gives us their thoughts about the recent unrest in that country, and its difficult transition to a new government, after popular protests toppled the Mubarak regime two years ago.&nbsp; We’ll also find out what they’re hearing from friends and family in Egypt and hear their hopes and concerns for Egypt’s future.</p><p></p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 12:45:55 +0000 Laura Knoy 21585 at http://nhpr.org Granite Staters React To Egypt Egyptian State-TV Launches Ad Campaign Stoking Fear Of Foreigners http://nhpr.org/post/egyptian-state-tv-launches-ad-campaign-stoking-fear-foreigners <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX3wqwu6pLA</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 20:46:22 +0000 6519 at http://nhpr.org Egyptian State-TV Launches Ad Campaign Stoking Fear Of Foreigners Egypt's Banned Candidates Vow Not To Go Quietly http://nhpr.org/post/egypts-banned-candidates-vow-not-go-quietly Egyptian election officials upheld their ban of nearly half of the presidential candidates running in next month's contest. Among them are two leading Islamist candidates and the intelligence chief for former President Hosni Mubarak. The decision radically alters the race for a post that will shape Egypt's political landscape.<p>Minutes after official news outlets announced the election commission ruling, candidate Hazem Abu Ismail took to the airwaves to denounce it as a conspiracy.<p>The popular hard-line cleric warned people not to trust the commission that ousted him. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:48:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 3185 at http://nhpr.org Egypt's Banned Candidates Vow Not To Go Quietly Is The Old Regime Seeking A Comeback In Egypt? http://nhpr.org/post/old-regime-seeking-comeback-egypt In Egypt, next month's presidential election has undergone a wrenching several days.<p>First, leading Islamist candidates faced possible disqualification on legal grounds, and then, hours before the deadline to register, a leading face from the regime of Hosni Mubarak jumped into the race.<p>The appearance of 75-year-old Omar Suleiman, Mubarak's former intelligence chief, has sparked fears that the military council running the country is maneuvering to bring back the old regime.<p>Few could blame Egyptians for complaining about a severe case of political whiplash. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 20:29:00 +0000 Peter Kenyon 3021 at http://nhpr.org Is The Old Regime Seeking A Comeback In Egypt? Unease Grows Over Islamist Political Agenda In Egypt http://nhpr.org/post/unease-grows-over-islamist-political-agenda-egypt The Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist groups in Egypt are flexing their growing political muscle. They control the legislative agenda in parliament, and in recent weeks introduced controversial proposals to curb social freedoms and legal rights.<p>Islamist lawmakers also handpicked a 100-member panel that began meeting this week to write a new constitution, which is widely expected to enshrine Islamic law.<p>Even so, Islamist leaders say they want Egypt to remain a secular state. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 07:27:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 2882 at http://nhpr.org Unease Grows Over Islamist Political Agenda In Egypt Egyptians Push To End Military's Trials Of Civilians http://nhpr.org/post/egyptians-push-end-militarys-trials-civilians For Samira Ibrahim, and many other Egyptians, the struggle to remake their country didn't end with the ouster last year of Hosni Mubarak.<p>Ibrahim, a 25-year-old from southern Egypt, was arrested by the military during a protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square in March of last year, a month after Mubarak was overthrown.<p>While in custody, Ibrahim said, she and six other young women were subjected to a so-called "virginity check" — a forced penetration to check for hymen blood. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 07:34:00 +0000 2841 at http://nhpr.org Egyptians Push To End Military's Trials Of Civilians To Be Heard, Egypt's Bedouins Take Tourists Hostage http://nhpr.org/post/be-heard-egypts-bedouins-take-tourists-hostage Bedouin tribesmen on Egypt's Sinai Peninsula rely on tourists for their livelihood — taking them on safaris, selling them trinkets, renting them huts at no-frills resorts on the Red Sea.<p>But these days, some Bedouins are using tourists for something completely different: as hostages in their political battle with the Egyptian government. In one recent incident, the tribesmen kidnapped two Brazilian tourists to secure the release of imprisoned relatives. Wed, 28 Mar 2012 20:05:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 2824 at http://nhpr.org To Be Heard, Egypt's Bedouins Take Tourists Hostage An American Soccer Coach In Egypt's National Court http://nhpr.org/post/american-soccer-coach-egypts-national-court Anti-Americanism is on the rise in Egypt these days. A highly publicized trial is under way in Cairo against U.S.-funded pro-democracy groups, and Egyptians are making it clear they reject any American involvement in their country's affairs.<p>There's one exception, however: an American living in Cairo whom Egyptians are counting on to shake things up. His name is Bob Bradley, and he's the New Jersey-born coach of Egypt's struggling national soccer team.<p>What many Egyptians admire about Bradley, who coached the U.S. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 04:01:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 2499 at http://nhpr.org An American Soccer Coach In Egypt's National Court Egypt's Moves Leave Democracy Advocate Bewildered http://nhpr.org/post/egypts-moves-leave-democracy-advocate-bewildered Sam LaHood, the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood, spent four weeks holed up at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, sleeping on an air mattress part of the time and trying to fathom why the Egyptians wanted to prosecute him and his pro-democracy colleagues.<p>Eventually, LaHood's organization and others with employees facing prosecution paid more than $300,000 a person in bail to get them off the Egyptian travel ban, and the U.S. government flew most of them home.<p>Now LaHood is back in Washington, borrowing office space and thinking about his next steps. Thu, 08 Mar 2012 08:05:00 +0000 Michele Kelemen 2385 at http://nhpr.org Egypt's Moves Leave Democracy Advocate Bewildered Egyptians Prepare For Wide-Open Presidential Poll http://nhpr.org/post/egyptians-prepare-wide-open-presidential-poll Egypt's presidential race officially kicks off Saturday, and there are already more than a dozen contenders for what is expected to be the most competitive presidential election ever.<p>Nevertheless, many Egyptians fear those currently in power will try to manipulate the process to make sure that a candidate of their choosing wins.<p>At 41, Khaled Ali is the youngest Egyptian vying to be his country's next president.<p>Hundreds of supporters turned out Monday night to hear the labor lawyer announce his candidacy in downtown Cairo. Tue, 28 Feb 2012 20:25:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 2207 at http://nhpr.org Egyptians Prepare For Wide-Open Presidential Poll Egypt's Press Still Feels The Power Of The Military http://nhpr.org/post/egypts-press-still-feels-power-military When Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak was ousted from power last February, many Egyptian journalists hoped for a new era of freedom of expression.<p>But many now say they've been disappointed. A year after the revolution, Egypt's independent media still face many challenges, mostly, but not exclusively, from the country's ruling military council.<p>In December, when Egyptian soldiers drove protesters away from the Cabinet building in downtown Cairo, cameramen from the Al-Jazeera network captured images of soldiers shooting at protesters. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:52:00 +0000 Merrit Kennedy 2063 at http://nhpr.org Egypt's Press Still Feels The Power Of The Military Egyptians Harbor Suspicions About U.S. Aid Groups http://nhpr.org/post/egyptians-harbor-suspicions-about-us-aid-groups The Egyptian government has further escalated tensions with Washington by accusing U.S. officials of directly funding nonprofit groups to create chaos in the Arab country.<p>The latest comments were made by an Egyptian Cabinet member to prosecutors conducting a criminal probe into the activities of 43 aid workers, many of them American.<p>Such claims anger U.S. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 21:56:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 1904 at http://nhpr.org Egyptians Harbor Suspicions About U.S. Aid Groups