Two and a half years ago in Tahrir Square, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle compared Egypt's democratic revolution to the German reunification. Germany's calls for democracy in Egypt continue today.
Egypt has secured a number of lucrative investment deals - including 10 billion euros in agreements with German conglomerate Siemens. German Chancellor Merkel has also invited President el-Sissi to visit Germany.
The acquittal of Hosni Mubarak stirred up Egypt like no other incident in 2014. After this new setback to the revolution, people have become increasingly demoralized. DW correspondent Khalid El Kaoutit in Cairo.
Egypt's upcoming elections beginning later in March could be delayed. It comes after a court ruled a clause in the election law that defines voting districts was unconstitutional.
At least 15 people have died in unrest across Egypt on the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. The clashes follow the death of a woman at a left-wing protest in Cairo on Saturday.