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Egypt

Population: 83.39 mn.
GDP: $284.9 bn.
Debt: $44.4 bn.

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Taking a pounding

The government's attempt to use the IMF to raise funds for a bail-out is unravelling

As the International Monetary Fund delays approval of a jumbo loan and Cairo quarrels with Saudi Arabia, a key source of cheap cash, the government's economic strategy is in tatter...


Red Sea wrangles

Anxious to repair the damage to relations with Riyadh, the government has launched an appeal against a surprise court ruling that two Red Sea islands may not be transferred to Saud...


Angry Sisi lashes judiciary

A ruling against the ceding of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has prompted the President to sack senior judges

The latest episode in the Red Sea islands saga has seen a judge make a ruling in open defiance of President Abdel Fatah el Sisi. When El Sisi announced he was ceding sovereignty ov...


Dam Provocations

Egypt has reacted with annoyance to further undiplomatic remarks from Ethiopia about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) being a fait accompli that everyone else will have t...


Desperately seeking dollars

The promise of $22 billion from Saudi Arabia will do little to alleviate the chronic shortage of foreign exchange

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud's 7-12 April official visit to Egypt celebrated economic closeness and demonstrated how open the kingdom's wallet was for aid, trade and investme...


Old problems for Sisi’s new faces

There are ten new ministers in the cabinet but they face the same persistent difficulties as their predecessors

The government feels it needs to show a new face when it presents its programme – as required by the new constitution – to parliament on 27 March. President Abdel Fattah el Sisi re...


Rows in the echo chamber

The newly elected House of Representatives is meant to rubber stamp the actions of the presidency but is by no means united 

On 12 January 2015, in the run-up to Egypt's parliamentary elections, President Abdel Fatah el Sisi invited the heads of 15 of the newly formed political parties to the Presidentia...


Investment and insecurity

Egypt will attempt to lay the basis for strong investment-led growth but will grapple with hard currency shortages and violent opposition

The election of a new Parliament at the end of 2015 marked the culmination of a political transition mapped out in July 2013 by Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi when, as army Commander, ...


Police under fire for excesses

Law enforcement has long been notorious for routine brutality, but recent cases of extreme violence have drawn public anger and the attention of the President 

Signs of tension between the ruling military and the Ministry of Interior, which governs Egypt's police, are on the rise after a string of deaths in custody and evidence of torture...


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