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Abdel Fattah Khalil el Sisi

Date of Birth: 19 November 1954
Place of Birth: Cairo


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Abiy risks more war

Egypt has been quick to back Sudan announcing its full support for Sudan's right to protect the security of its territory; the head of Egypt's General Intelligence Service Gen Abbas Kamel met Gen Burhan and Gen Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo 'Hemeti' in Khartoum on 4 January to discuss Ethio-Sudan relations and GERD and a week later Lt Gen Shams el Din Kabashi a member of Sudan's Sovereign Council briefed President Abdel Fattah el Sisi in Cairo...


Building the house of Sisi

The advent of the Joe Biden administration will put the Egyptian authorities on the defensive over human rights even if President Abdel Fattah el Sisi would rather no one talked about his crackdown on dissent and Islamist groups which has seen tens of thousands arrested since he first came to power in a 2013 military coup (AC Vol 61 No 1 Polls poverty and protest)...


Abiy’s search for legitimacy

Egypt's relationship with Ethiopia's neighbours will continue to increase following recent military manoeuvres with Sudan President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's visit to South Sudan and Egyptian delegations visiting Somaliland and Somalia...


Risks on all fronts

Ethiopia might benefit from the electoral defeat of United States President Donald Trump removing one of the strongest supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's position on the GERD...


Red lines in the sand

In June Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi said that the Libyan central coastal town of Sirte and the airbase at Jufra further south both held by General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) were red lines warning the Government of National Accord and its Turkish backers that Egypt would intervene if they were attacked...


The pride of lions

While Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el Sisi runs a military regime to which no serious challenge is foreseeable Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is at the centre of a political maelstrom which could destroy the fragile federation...

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The big borrow

2bn in deposits placed by Saudi Arabia the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait between the seizure of power by President Abdel Fattah el Sisi in 2013 and the start of the IMF programme in 2016 (AC Vol 55 No 14 More Gulf cash needed & Vol 59 No 4 Sisi & Sons)...


New chief, old battles

Cairo however will argue that President Abdel Fatteh el Sisi's close relations with US President Donald Trump favours their choice especially when US-Nigeria relations have hit a new low...


Haftar falls back

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el Sisi one of Haftar's prime supporters has tried to come to his rescue with a call for a negotiated end to the crisis...


Army steps up role

The two men were photographed at a crowded briefing in early March chaired by President Abdel Fattah el Sisi...


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