Egypt

Egypt

Population: 82.6 mn.
GDP: 264.7 bn.
Debt: 35.0 bn.
Overview:

January's referendum approved the new constitution, paving the way for elections later this year. General Abdel Fatah el Sisi appears to be set to win the presidential polls. The crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and its supporters will continue. 

 

 

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  • 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

  • Vol 55 No 12
  •  13th June 2014

Cairo leans on Khartoum

Tension is still rising between Khartoum and Cairo as Egypt's new leader President Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi sets out his strategic priorities. Top of the list is shutting down the domestic and regional networks of the now banned Muslim Brotherhood, whic...

  • Vol 55 No 11
  •  30th May 2014

Turn out for the Field Marshal

The election result was never in doubt but polling was extended in the hope of improving El Sisi’s mandate and obtaining a better turnout

  • Vol 55 No 8
  •  18th April 2014

Saudi Arabia targets Khartoum

The National Congress Party’s support for Egypt’s Muslim Brothers is exacting a heavy political and economic cost

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