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Egypt

Population: 109.26m
GDP: $235.37 bn.
Debt: $82.89 bn.

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Devaluation heads a list of tough changes

A year of weak growth and high inflation lies ahead, following a balance of payments crisis that forced the government to seek IMF assistance

Although the impact of the economic crisis has been softened by financial support from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar in the form of deposits and investment, this...


Showcase fails to quell rights concerns

Behind Egypt's green boosterism lies a fragile economy and a government anxious to keep the lid on dissent

Hosting the UN COP27 summit in the south Sinai resort of Sharm el Sheikh has given President Abdel Fattah el Sisi an opportunity to highlight Egypt's green energy potential, but he...


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Washington makes symbolic cuts to Cairo's military aid

Despite unease about his authoritarian rule, General El Sisi has got most of his requested military aid and diplomatic access

As the second biggest recipient of United States' military aid after Israel, Egypt remains a strategic priority for Washington despite growing calls from human rights campaigners f...

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Egypt adds to Minusma's misery

Egypt plans to withdraw its combat convoy units from the Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (Minusma) UN peacekeeping force in Mal...


Back to the IMF…again

Egypt is looking for a bailout for the third time since 2016, as the Ukraine war hits the economy and foreign portfolio investors head for the exit

The unfolding economic damage from Russia's war on Ukraine has again exposed Egypt's vulnerability to rising food and oil prices and the fickle money markets. On 23 March, the Inte...


Sisi seeks security

Facing little opposition at home, the President is keen to boost his standing as a regional player

With no elections on the horizon, a dominant President Abdel Fattah el Sisi has no pressing reasons to make major changes to his government line-up. He will need to resolve the hea...


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Dam solidarity in North Africa

The UN Security Council is likely to reject an effort by Tunisia to persuade it to intervene in the increasingly bitter regional dispute over Ethiopia's mega-dam 

In a rare outbreak of north African solidarity, Tunisia has called on the United Nations Security Council to finalise a binding agreement between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt on the o...

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Frosty formality

The US administration is pressuring Egypt over human rights, but maintains its arms sales

President Joe Biden has been in no rush to engage with the Egyptian authorities nor with other Middle Eastern leaders who had gained Donald Trump's favour. This is partly because t...


Building the house of Sisi

Cairo is pressing ahead with an extravagant new capital city as it adjusts to the region’s changing geopolitics

Egypt's government will talk up its economy in 2021, trumpeting the opening of a vast museum in Giza housing Tutankhamun's skeleton and death mask, and the transfer of government t...


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