Population: 83.39 mn.
GDP: 284.86 bn.
Debt: 44.43 bn.

The economy will grow by 4.5% but there will be no International Monetary Fund loan agreement. Parliamentary elections will see a low turnout and result in a large pro-General Abdel Fatah el Sisi loyalist, nationalist majority. The armed insurgency mainly confined to Sinai will intensify.

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  • Vol 56 No 1
  •  9th January 2015

El Sisi consolidates

The President will try to firm up his power through the election of a compliant Parliament and a probable economic upturn

  • Vol 55 No 23
  •  21st November 2014

Shoukry gets stuck in

While President Abdel Fatah el Sisi and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces handle substantial foreign affairs matters, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is usually left with little to do but present an amiable public face to fend off rising criticism of...

  • Vol 55 No 19
  •  26th September 2014

Calling all investors

Multinationals are starting to see Egypt’s potential as a strategic hub but there few signs of a major revival in foreign interest

  • Vol 55 No 17
  •  29th August 2014

High stakes in the Sinai fight

The Islamist revolt in the peninsula grew rapidly after Mubarak’s fall. Now, neither government forces nor their jihadist foes can control the area

  • Vol 55 No 16
  •  8th August 2014

The mystery men and the embassy bombings

Two men played key roles in the double attack: one using Sudan as his springboard, the other under the noses of the US army, CIA and FBI

  • Vol 55 No 16
  •  8th August 2014

Demarche in DC

The tension between Egypt and its long-time ally, the United States, was evident at this week's Africa summit following US criticism of Cairo's human rights record. New Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, a former Ambassador in Washington, sent an official pr...

  • Vol 55 No 14
  •  11th July 2014

More Gulf cash needed

The subsidy cuts have much to do with keeping the El Sisi regime’s benefactors on-side but Egypt's energy prices are still among the lowest in the world

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

Hangings resume

Executions have resumed in Egypt, Africa Confidential understands. At least seven people are believed to have been hanged since 16 June.

  • Vol 55 No 13
  •  27th June 2014

The extra Nile

Egypt's President Abdel Fatah el Sisi was due to meet Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on 26 June to try to resolve their differences over the Nile. They are attending the summit of the African Union, to which Eg...

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

Filling in the blanks

El Sisi is concentrating on building a political power base and leaving trusted technocrats to tackle the tough economic challenges ahead

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