Conflict analysis of Egypt

27th February 2017
Author: Anna Strachan

In 2011 Egypt experienced mass protests culminating in the fall of long serving president, Hosni Mubarak. The country’s first democratically elected President, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi’s, time in power was short-lived. He was deposed by Egypt’s military on 3 July 2013, following anti-government demonstrations (Tobin et al, 2015, p. 31). Abdul Fatah el-Sisi, former head of the armed forces, was elected in June 2014 (Tobin et al, 2015, p. 31). Sisi’s presidency has seen a return to military rule. There has also been a rise in the number of terrorist attacks in Egypt since he came to power in 2014.

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Strachan, A.L. (2017). Conflict Analysis of Egypt. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


27th February 2017


Continent: Africa

Country: Egypt