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Egypt

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

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Calling all investors

Multinationals are starting to see Egypt’s potential as a strategic hub but there few signs of a major revival in foreign interest

Egypt is taking halting steps towards dismantling obstacles in the way of attracting foreign investment, However, it looks as though it will continue to be dependent on support fro...


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

Over the last ten years, radical Islamists have gained a foothold among the disaffected tribes of the Sinai peninsula and now a full-blown insurgency is in progress. The slow-burni...

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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

Fazul Abdullah Mohamed Ali, a Comoran, and Ali Mohamed, an Egyptian, both played key roles in the 1998 Embassy bombings in East Africa, according to court documents: the former as ...


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 Min...


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

As the Egyptian public digested the news on 5 July that the prices of petrol, diesel and electricity had all been sharply increased, three senior economic ministers flew to the Gul...


Hangings resume

Executions have resumed in Egypt, Africa Confidential understands. At least seven people are believed to have been hanged since 16 June.


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

With the formalities of yesterday's presidential inauguration behind him, Field Marshal Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi's key new challenge is to ensure that he wins a solid majority in...


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

Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi will start his presidency knowing that a significant proportion of the public has faith in his pledge to bring security and eventual prosperity through p...


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