Five years ago, hundreds of thousands of protesters streamed into Cairo’s Tahrir Square, sparking an uprising that would soon topple Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled for thirty years. Since then, the country has come a long way.
The strongman is gone, and a president - Mohamed Morsi - was democratically elected before being ousted by General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Meanwhile, the new authorities have cracked down on dissent. They have banned all public gatherings commemorating this anniversary. So have the memory and legacy of the revolution vanished completely? Our correspondents take a closer look.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Laura Burloux and Claire Pryde.
Egypt specialist; Research Director at CNRS