Egyptian Protests

What’s making news on the African continent, today we zoom into Egypt and look at the on- going protests. Egyptians are calling for their president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. I am joined on the line by Ibrahim Dean a researcher at the Afro Middle East Center:

• Nearly 2,000 arrested as Egypt braces for protests against president Abdel Fattah al Sisi protests. More rallies are expected today?
• What is at the heart of these protests?
• Authorities are accusing the media of inaccurate reporting of protests?
• Authorities in Egypt have also blocked news websites and disrupted access to messaging platforms, according to monitoring groups?