Hosni Mubarak, Former Egyptian President, Dies 91 Years of Age

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Hosni Mubarak

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30 years before he was overthrown in a popular uprising, has died at 91, according to state media.

Mubarak was a strongman president who led the Arab world’s most populous country with an iron fist. He was deposed in 2011, and was the second Arab dictator to fall in a wave of popular protests known as the Arab Spring.

Hosni Mubarak was in the intensive care unit at a hospital in Cairo when he died.

The ex-president went into surgery on January 23, according to his son Alaa Mubarak on Twitter.

Mubarak was 4 years younger than the former Kenya’s President, the Late President Daniel Arap Moi.

Kenya lost former President Moi this month after dying at the age of 95 according to his official birth records.

The death of Moi, who ruled Kenya from 1978 to 2002, was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a statement carried by the state broadcaster earlier this month.

Moi had been in hospital for more than a month.

Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak is a former Egyptian military and political leader who served as the fourth president of Egypt from 1981 to 2011. Before he entered politics, Mubarak was a career officer in the Egyptian Air Force.

 

His death was today confirmed by state TV.

Mr. Mubarak spent most of his final years at the Maadi Military Hospital in southern Cairo, under guard in a room overlooking the Nile as he defiantly battled courtroom charges of corruption and conspiracy to murder. He was finally released on March 24, 2017, having been convicted in a single, relatively minor case, and spirited across the city to his mansion in the affluent neighborhood of Heliopolis.

Last October, he made a rare appearance in a video published on YouTube where he shared his memories of Egypt’s 1973 war against Israel, when he commanded Egypt’s air force. It was the first time he had spoken before a camera since his ouster during the Arab Spring in 2011.

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