Egypt extends state of emergency for three months

Addis Ababa, April 14, 2018 (FBC) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has announced the extension of a nationwide state of emergency for three months.

The announcement was made in a decree on Saturday.

Cairo says the measure is meant to allow security forces to take necessary steps to confront the dangers and funding of terrorism, and safeguard the security in all parts of the country.

Egypt first imposed the current state of emergency last April following two deadly bombings of Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria.

It had been extended three times.

Under Egypt’s law, a state of emergency can only be extended once, but the country’s president has the power to reinstate it if deemed necessary.

Source: PressTV

Posted by Amare Asrat