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Population: 97.55 mn.
GDP: $235.37 bn.
Debt: $82.89 bn.

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Banking bust-up

Egypt wants its own man to run an all-Africa bank everyone else is angry

Leadership in Africa is an old Egyptian dream. It looks a lot less solid since President Hosni Mubarak's government expelled Jean-Louis Ekra, the new Ivorian president of Afreximba...

Authoritarian instincts

The government finds political dialogue easier when its critics are locked up

Having embarked on an unprecedented political dialogue with the opposition, the government has imprisoned the leader of a new opposition party and stopped it publishing its newspap...

Economic trumps

The government focuses on economics and shows no desire to challenge the ruling family

The new cabinet, appointed in July, has spent its first quarter quietly demonstrating that it's the economic reformists' dream. It has implemented many of the measures for which th...

A government of economics and security

This is an analysis of who is who in Egypt's new goverment, including Prime Minister Ahmed Nazeef, Finance Minister Youssef Boutros Ghali and Investment Minister Mahmoud Mohieddin.

No go NGO

As Egypt's government celebrated the 50th anniversary of the coup that toppled King Farouk and brought Gamal Abdel Nasser to power, a state security court handed seven years in gao...

Islamism begins at home

Egypt's war against terrorism is not quite the same as America's

Egypt has officially given its blessing to the United States' air campaign against Afghanistan, though it waited till the last minute to do so. President Hosni Mubarak was on a muc...

Authoritarian urge

It is inconceivable that the seven-year gaol sentence passed by a High State Security Court on 21 May against Saadeddin Ibrahim, a sociologist at the American University in Cairo, ...

Pharaoh speaks

Cairo is trying to coopt Western governments, Algeria and Saudi Arabia into a scheme to present President George W. Bush's new team with a detailed ready-made policy for dialogue w...

Democratic deficit

Egyptians are being offered the most democratic parliamentary elections since President Anwar Sadat toyed with multiparty politics in the mid-1970s.

East of Suez

Cairo is allowing a shipping company reportedly owned by the Chinese military to use ports on the Suez Canal. The 7 May agreement was reached after years of negotiation, according ...

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