Former Egyptian President Morsi Dies After Collapsing in Court
Egypt's former President Mohamed Morsi, the country's first democratically elected head of state who was later ousted from power, has died. Officials said the 67-year-old had just addressed a court in Cairo during his espionage trial when he collapsed. State television said Morsi was taken to the hospital, but was dead on arrival. Morsi, long a top figure in the Islamic group the Muslim Brotherhood, was overthrown as president in 2013 by Egypt's military after mass protests against his rule.
AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.
AllAfrica is a voice of, by and about Africa - aggregating, producing and distributing 700 news and information items daily from over 140 African news organizations and our own reporters to an African and global public. We operate from Cape Town, Dakar, Abuja, Monrovia, Nairobi and Washington DC.