Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak dies

Thursday, February 27, 2020

On Tuesday, Hosni Mubarak, the former President of Egypt, died aged 91 in a military hospital in Cairo, the country's capital. The country's state news announced the death on television. Cause of death was not announced. Reportedly, his family said he was in intensive care in hospital after a stomach tumour removal last month.

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Hosni Mubarak in 2009, from file.
Image: Presidenza della Repubblica, Italy.

In the announcement on television, the government allegedly criticized Hosni's creation of new cities in the desert which were not economically feasible, ABC of Australia reported.

Egypt's current President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced three days of national mourning, Wednesday through Friday. A military funeral was held for Mubarak on Wednesday.

Mubarak was the President of Egypt from 1981 until 2011.