Essam Sharaf

  • Mubarak-era PM asked to lead Egyptian Cabinet November 25, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptian state television says the nation's ruling military has asked a Mubarak-era prime minister to head the next government. Kamal el-Ganzouri, 78, served as prime minister in the 1990s under President Hosni Mubarak, toppled in a popular uprising in February. The Friday television announcement followed a meeting between el-Ganzouri and...
  • Egypt PM vows to fulfill revolution demands July 22, 2011

    Cairo: Egyptian Prime Minister Essam Sharaf on Thursday promised that fulfilling protesters' demands and improving security conditions in the country will top his government's agenda in the coming period. In his first address after a cabinet shuffle on Thursday, Sharaf said he asked his ministers to prepare action plans with the...
  • Facing public anger, Egypt PM to reshuffle Cabinet July 12, 2011

    Cairo: Egypt's prime minister says he will reshuffle his Cabinet within a week, but doesn't say which ministers he'll replace. Monday's announcement by Prime Minister Essam Sharaf comes amid rising public anger over the slow pace of reform since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak in February. Sharaf also called for swift trials...
  • Egypt: 12 killed, 220 injured in sectarian clash May 9, 2011

    Cairo: Violence triggered by rumours of a Muslim-Christian interfaith romance has claimed 12 lives and over 220 injured in the Egyptian capital, with mobs setting fire two churches in one of the worst communal clashes rocking the country in recent times. Prime Minister Essam...
  • Egypt suspends governor linked to Mubarak regime April 26, 2011

    Cairo: Egypt's Prime Minister Essam Sharaf has suspended a Christian governor after protests broke out in the troubled Qena province over his appointment to the gubernatorial post as he was linked to the ousted Hosni Mubarak's regime. Sharaf has managed to end the protest in Qena, a region of central Egypt...
  • Egypt's military appoints first post-Mubarak PM March 4, 2011

    Cairo: Egypt's military rulers appointed the first post-Hosni Mubarak prime minister Thursday, replacing an air force pilot close to the ousted leader in a bid to appease thousands of protesters who had threatened to renew the occupation of a central Cairo square. The opposition hailed the decision as another victory for...