Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood take over Egypt’s presidency; regional security, politics altering
Mohammed Morsi, Muslim Brotherhood take over Egypt’s presidency; regional security, politics altering….
country’s electoral commission announced a few minutes ago on Sunday June 24, 2012 that the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi has been declared Egypt’s first ever elected, and first civilian president. Morsi scored 13,230,131 votes (51.7% of the votes), following a run-off.
The current rulers/former colleagues of the ousted dictator Hosni Mubarak put unsuccessful pressures and manipulations to favor their preferred candidate former airfare top officer and Hosni Mubarak’s last prime minister, named Ahmed Shafiq. The armed forces council have reduced the powers of the new president and subjugated the elected parliament.
Only a few months ago, the Muslim Brotherhood party was banned and their members could only contest as independents in Egypt. They were arch-enemies of former Presidents Anwar Sadat and Hosni Mubarak.
Egyptians rallied in hundreds of thousands at the famous Tahrir Square in Cairo, daily the past one week and before. About 16 months ago, Egyptians forced Mubarak to relinquish power.
USAfrica news index June 1-18, 2012 show that Morsy’s radical Islam platform has remained a major concern for many liberal, women rights groups inside Egypt and externally for the U.S. and Israel power blocs.
A senior security official in Washington DC told USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com that “In weighing the unfolding events in Egypt, we (the U.S) have key interests in the Middle East and north Africa. We’re for democracy but frankly not a radical, theocratic Egypt. We’re closely following how they are resolved.” Mubarak and the leadership of Egypt’s armed forces are closely aligned to the U.S., unlike the Muslim Brotherhood who hold counter-positions to the establishment.
USAfrica notes that Morsi’s election will, over time, reshape the politics and security considerations of the middle east as the biggest predominantly Arab-African country takes a radical shift. Special report by Chido Nwangwu, Founder & Publisher of USAfrica and USAfricaonline.com
USAfrica: As Egypt’s corrupter-in-chief Mubarak slides into history’s dustbin. By Chido Nwangwu. http://www.usafricaonline.com/2011/01/30/chido-nwangwu-as-egypt-corrupter-in-chief-mubarak-slides-into-historys-dustbin-egyptians-not-waiting-for-obama-and-united-nations/
Tunisia, Egypt . . . Is Nigeria next? By Prof. Rosaire Ifedi http://www.usafricaonline.com/2011/02/13/tunisia-egypt-is-nigeria-next-by-prof-rosaire-ifedi/
Nigeria’s Federal Republic of Insecurity. By Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of USAfrica, USAfricaonline.com and the Nigeria360 e-group. http://www.usafricaonline.com/2011/12/17/nigeria-federal-republic-of-insecurity-by-chido-nwangwu/ : IF any of the Nigerian President’s 100 advisers has the polite courage for the extraordinary task of reminding His Excellency of his foremost, sworn, constitutional obligation to the national interest about security and safety of Nigerians and all who sojourn in Nigeria, please whisper clearly to Mr. President that I said, respectfully: Nigerians, at home and abroad, are still concerned and afraid for living in what I call Nigeria’s Federal Republic of Insecurity. FULL text of commentary at USAfricaonline.com http://www.usafricaonline.com/2011/12/17/nigeria-federal-republic-of-insecurity-by-chido-nwangwu/
Related insight: USAfrica’s October 17, 2001 special report/alert: Nigeria’s bin-Laden cheerleaders could ignite religious war, destabilize Africa. By USAfrica’s Publisher Chido Nwangwu. http://www.usafricaonline.com/chido.binladennigeria.html
Related and prior reporting on the Jos crises on USAfrica, click here: http://www.usafricaonline.com/2011/08/16/10-killed-in-renewed-violence-near-jos/
News archives related to Jos, here http://www.usafricaonline.com/?s=jos
310 killed by Nigeria’s ‘talibans’ in Bauchi, Yobe n Maiduguri; crises escalate. USAfricaonline.com on July 28, 2009. www.usafricaonline.com/chido.ngrtalibans09.html
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Why Chinua Achebe, the Eagle on the Iroko, is Africa’s writer of the century. By Chido Nwangwu, Publisher of USAfrica, and first African-owned, U.S-based newspaper published on the internet USAfricaonline.com http://www.usafricaonline.com/chido.achebebest.html
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