Egypt risks civil war if Islamists shut out of power: AU

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Egypt risks being engulfed in a civil war unless its newly installed interim government is expanded to include Islamists, the African Union warned.

The bloc, headquartered in Addis Ababa, suspended Egypt this month after the military ousted President Mohamed Mursi on July 3 following huge street protests against his rule.



Alpha Oumar Konare, a former president of Mali appointed by the AU to lead a panel on Egypt, said the transitional authorities had not met what he said were their objectives of setting up a government that included all parties, Reuters reports.