At the beginning of July, millions of Egyptians marched to demand that Egypt’s first democratically elected President Mohamed Morsi resign. He was overthrown by the military on 3 July 2013 and the head of the Supreme Constitutional Court, Adly Mansour, was installed as interim president. Hazem el-Beblawi, a 76-year-old liberal economist became interim prime minister to govern under a temporary constitution until parliamentary elections could be held in the next six months.

Ambassador Tom Wheeler, a SAIIA research associate, speaks to Polity.org.za about to give some perspectives on what these changes in Egypt and what some of the geo-political implications are for the strategically important North African nation.

Video © Polity.org.za/ Nicholas Boyd, Darlene Creamer

Related Multimedia

An alternative path for Zimbabwe

Understanding the Zimbabwe ‘coup’

What another Kagame term could mean for Africa

The Truth about South Africa’s recent xenophobic violence

The Future of Zimbabwe

Using technology to improve African governance