Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world. Not least because of its over 88 million inhabitants it is regarded as a key player in the Middle East region.
Until 2011, Egypt had been ruled autocratically by president Hosni Mubarak for 30 years. He was ousted in the wake of a wave of protests which were part of the Arab Spring movement. Ever since, Egypt has been in turmoil. Mubarak's successor was Mohamed Morsi, leader of the Muslim Brotherhood party, who had come to power following the country's first-ever free parliamentary elections. Morsi, too, was ousted after a military coup in 2013 and ultimately replaced by ex-general Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. DW's latest content on Egypt is collated below.
The Nile River has been the life line for East Africa for thousands of years. A mythical river, drinking water, irrigation, hydropower - the Nile feeds many needs in the countries it traverses. But now tensions increase over the water usage. Anna Osius and Linda Staude met people who depend on the river's water, from its southermost source in Burundi down to the Nile delta in Egypt.
Experts from Egypt and Germany have found an ancient necropolis, containing more than 1,000 statues and eight tombs. It's the fourth major discovery in a year, and could eventually prove a much-needed boon to tourism.
Seventeen people have been sentenced to life for their involvement in deadly unrest when then-General el-Sissi announced his presidential bid. Now Egypt's president, he has warned against challenging his grasp on power.
Moussa Mustafa Moussa, the head of Egypt's liberal Ghad party, is set challenge President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi in March's presidential election. Moussa's candidacy is not expected to dent el-Sissi's chances of victory.