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Egypt

Egypt

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

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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Taxing tensions

The government’s promises of tax-free investment sit ill with a Finance Ministry desperate to increase revenue

President Abdel Fatah el Sisi has thrown his weight behind a campaign to launch a strong economic recovery by attracting billions of dollars of private investment. This includes ev...


Crashing car barriers

A new free trade regime threatens car-makers. Some are trying to keep global competition at bay

This month, Mercedes-Benz became the first of several major motor-manufacturers which are expected to halt assembly work in Egypt. Under the country's trade treaty with the Europea...


Grand union on show

The new tripartite accord over the US$4.8 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam may not provide the resolution to arguments over the use of the Nile waters that the solemn ceremo...


Sinai militants rebrand

The army is claiming major success against Islamists in the peninsula but the newest affiliate of IS may be doing better than Cairo claims

Sinai's leading jihadist organisation, Ansar Beit el Makdis, publicly declared its affiliation to the 'Islamic State' (IS/Da'ish) and its 'Caliph' Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, last Novemb...


El Sisi consolidates

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

The much delayed parliamentary elections are likely to go ahead during February and March, over three rounds, although the timetable could slip further. The single-chamber Parliame...


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 litt...


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

Egypt is taking halting steps towards dismantling obstacles in the way of attracting foreign investment, However, it looks as though it will continue to be dependent on support fro...


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

Over the last ten years, radical Islamists have gained a foothold among the disaffected tribes of the Sinai peninsula and now a full-blown insurgency is in progress. The slow-burni...

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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

Fazul Abdullah Mohamed Ali, a Comoran, and Ali Mohamed, an Egyptian, both played key roles in the 1998 Embassy bombings in East Africa, according to court documents: the former as ...


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 Min...


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