Essam Sharaf

  • Mubarak-era PM asked to lead Egyptian Cabinet 25-11-2011 05:23 PM

    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...
  • Egypt PM vows to fulfill revolution demands 22-07-2011 02:36 AM

    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...
  • Facing public anger, Egypt PM to reshuffle Cabinet 12-07-2011 02:51 AM

    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...
  • Egypt: 12 killed, 220 injured in sectarian clash 09-05-2011 07:15 AM

    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 Sharaf cancelled his visit to Bahrain...
  • Egypt suspends governor linked to Mubarak regime 26-04-2011 02:13 PM

    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's military appoints first post-Mubarak PM 04-03-2011 07:43 AM

    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...