In a departure from its usual 'quiet diplomacy', the South African government has condemned the increased suppression of media freedom in Egypt.
Al-Jazeera staffers are found guilty despite clearly flawed evidence presented by the prosecution.
Three Al Jazeera journalists have received sentences of seven to 10 years each after being detained in Egypt for the last six months.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will press Egypt President President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.
An Egyptian court on Saturday confirmed death sentences for more than 180 Islamists, including Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohamed Badie.
After 10 months the news agency's Abdullah Elshamy, who was on hunger strike for nearly five months in protest of his detention, has been set free.
Ibrahim Mahlab, followed by his ministers, has taken an oath of office in front of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Egypt's new president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is likely to face the same challenge from Islamists as his predecessors.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is to be sworn in as Egypt's new president on Sunday, which some fear could be a return to autocracy.
Egypt's outgoing President Adly Mansour has decreed sexual harassment a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took a majority of the votes in the presidential election, while rival Hamdeen Sabbahi won just 3% of the vote.
The country's elections committee says it has dismissed Hamdeen Sabahi's appeal against voting results that gave Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a win.
Nine months into his detention in Egypt, an Al Jazeera journalist on hunger strike has been removed from his cell and nobody knows his whereabouts.
Egypt's presidential frontrunner Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has said it will take up to 25 years for Egypt to achieve "true democracy".
Three journalists detained in Egypt for allegedly aiding a "terrorist organisation" will appear in court on Saturday, World Press Freedom Day.
The UN has lambasted Egypt after it gave 683 death sentences to alleged radicals, including leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Mohamed Badie.
An Egyptian court has ordered that Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 682 supporters be put to death in a further crackdown on the movement.
Clashes between the Bani Hilal group and Nubian villagers in Egypt have left at least 15 people dead, prompting police to send in reinforcements.
A court in Egypt has sentenced 529 supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to death after a mass trial, say judicial sources.