By: Allison Renton
February 2011 was monumental for the Egyptian people as an eighteen-day protest against decades of rule by a brutal regime ended in the announcement of President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation. The spotlight was on Egypt and the world was excited to see where this new path would lead. Unfortunately, one year after Mubarak resigned, the Egyptian people had returned to the streets demanding that the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) step down. SCAF was given power by Mubarak until a legitimate government could be formed; however, many claim that SCAF has failed to act in the people’s best interest. The country is still plagued with stunted economic growth and widespread unemployment. Last spring’s optimism has been replaced with the reality that change doesn’t come without challenges.