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Egypt

Population: 95.68 mn.
GDP: $332.79 bn.
Debt: $67.2 bn.

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Hamas and Hezbollah

Last week, President Hosni Mubarak’s government arrested 49 Egyptians, Sudanese and others whom it accuses of forming Hezbollah cells in Egypt, planning attacks on Israeli tourists...


House of Mubarak

After Sadat’s assassination in 1981, Mubarak came to power by virtue of his military seniority; many believe similar principles apply today

President Hosni Mubarak will be working to ensure that his term ends with his son, Gamal, at the helm. The main electoral challenge would come from Al Ikhwan al Muslimeen (Muslim B...


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Ibrahim Ali Hassan

Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs, Egypt

The Assistant Foreign Minister for African Affairs is a fixture at the major Asian development events, the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and the Tokyo International Conferenc...


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Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

Secretary General, Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC)

Heading the unwieldy OIC, Ihsanoglu needs all his considerable reserves of tact and political determination. It may help that he can draw on his wide-ranging personal history, w...


The Pharoah's long adieu

President Hosni Mubarak, 78, promises far-reaching constitutional changes in 2007. He also pledges to serve Egypt as long as ‘there is breath in his body’. Obviously, he doesn’t ...


Pride and prejudice

A row over a pan-African trade bank threatens Cairo's diplomatic and commercial standing

Mild-mannered Ivorian banker Jean-Louis Ekra is an improbable figure to be in the eye of a continental storm. But a diplomatic storm is indeed brewing as the dispute worsens betwee...


Cairo's costly hubris

The dispute over Afreximbank could prove expensive diplomatically and commercially for Egypt. This week Afreximbank began considering legal action against at least one of two state...


Democracy with fangs

The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood emerges as a serious contender for power

The parliamentary elections over the past month give new meaning to the late President Anwar al Sadat's warning to rioters in 1977 that 'democracy has fangs and claws'. His success...


Half a cheer for democracy

Promises of reform mix uneasily with baton charges on opposition parties

'I am certain of my choice,' President Hosni Mubarak told the audience in his old school on 27 July, announcing his candidacy for a fifth term. 'I choose a strong, a democratic, Eg...


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