Egypt coup: Five years since Sisi took power

After months of protests demanding the newly elected President Mohamed Morsi step down, Sisi said the coup was necessary to 'prevent Egypt slipping into a dark tunnel of civil unrest'.

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    It's been five years since Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was overthrown in a military coup.

    The Muslim Brotherhood leader had been in office just a year when army chief, General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, seized power.

    Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford looks at what's happened since then.


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