Egypt at the brink

Khaled Diab in aljazeera.com, November 2016, ‘. . . The initial enthusiasm of many Egyptians to this self-appointed leader, whom they believed would be a strongman who could steer Egypt to safety and security, has given way to growing unease, alarm and opposition to Sisi’s repressive , arbitrary and increasingly erratic model of governance. Thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members and secular activists, including many of the leaders of the 2011 revolution, are in prison, while freedom of expression and assembly have been seriously curtailed. . .After years of teetering on the edge of the abyss, I fear that Egypt’s economy is close to free fall. For the sake the country, I hope Sisi and his government have some real ideas about how to bring Egypt back from the brink. click here.