Restive nation

Print edition : June 10, 2016

Protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in Cairo on April 25 against the handing over of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia. Photo: MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP

An Egyptian activist holds a poster calling for justice to be done in the case of the recently murdered Italian student, Giulio Regeni, in front of the Press Syndicate in Cairo on April 15. Photo: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi at the Africa 2016 forum in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on February 20. Photo: MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP

Cairo’s focus on crushing the Muslim Brotherhood has led to a massive crackdown on all forms of civil dissent, whose ramifications can be seen in a dismal economy and a spurt in terrorism.
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