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.
Egyptian authorities have raided and shuttered the Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence and Torture in Cairo. The center had documented alleged human rights abuses and treated torture victims.
Two second-half goals completed a stunning comeback for Cameroon against overwhelming favorites Egypt. Just as the game seemed to be heading for extra-time, the underdogs scored late on to record a famous victory.
The Pharaohs against the Indomitable Lions, what is not to love about the Nations Cup final? Record champions Egypt have a coach famous for losing finals while Cameroon had no right to go so far after a troubled buildup.
Ghana will face Cameroon in the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal on Thursday after goals from Ghana's Ayew brothers saw off Congo in a bruising encounter. They will be joined by Egypt, who beat Morocco with a late winner.
Unfancied Burkina Faso have reached the last four of AFCON for the second time in four years, and their reward is a showdown with Egypt in Libreville. Favorites Senegal crashed out on penalties to Cameroon.
Egypt's National Defense Council has extended military participation in Saudi-led operation in Yemen. The first US drone strike believed to be carried out under Trump presidency has also killed two al Qaeda members.