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Population: 109.26m
GDP: $404.1bn
Debt: 85.6% of GDP (2023 forecast)

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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 ...

Pharaoh's frown

The new government is riding a nationalist wave but still needs to win political credibility

Egypt is in the throes of a nationalist backlash, a reaction to claims in the Western media, particularly in the United States, that the co-pilot of the airliner which crashed on 3...

Mubarak's men - new and old

The ruling party barons remain unchanged: some have been around since President Gamal Abdel Nasser's day. The new faces are mainly technocratic and junior: gradualist and market-or...

The Nile flows on

Egypt has more success with trade than with foreign policy

As it struggles to keep its role as Middle East peace broker, Cairo is also juggling its emerging ambition to become the region's largest and most advanced free-market economy. Fro...

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