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Abdel Fattah Khalil el Sisi

Date of Birth: 19 November 1954
Place of Birth: Cairo


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Biggest economies turn laggards

President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's government still eyes the greater prize of an increased ECF of up to $10bn much like the multi-billions in 'rapid' and 'stand-by' IMF financing provided to Egypt back in 2020 to alleviate the economic fallout of Covid-19 (AC Vol 65 No 1 Harsh economics and geopolitics loom)...


The Cairo price

The European Commission is hoping to unveil a wide-ranging deal to provide investment in a range of Egyptian economic sectors in exchange for continued cooperation on migration management at the next Association Council with Abdel Fattah el Sisi's government on 23 January (AC Vol 64 No 23, Into the arms of Abdel Fattah el Sisi)...


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A stroll for Sisi

A decade-long crackdown on political dissent has eliminated any serious opposition to President Abdel Fattah el Sisi who is almost certain to secure a third six-year term in power following three days of voting between 10-12 December...

Having used the military police and general intelligence service to consolidate his rule insiders expect that Sisi will make increasing use of the civilian paramilitary force Falcon Group Egypt's most prominent security company which has close links to the regime and intelligence services to maintain control in his third term (AC Vol 64 No 23 Into the arms of Abdel Fattah el Sisi)...

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Politics in a time of war

In September he was able to meet the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi as well as the leaders of Turkey and Uganda and to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York (Dispatches 25/9/23 After UN speech army leader Burhan hints at peace talks)...


Commission divided over Cairo

Open divisions within the European Commission are emerging as President Ursula von der Leyen seeks to offer Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el Sisi a similar deal to her €785 million 'cash for migrant control' pact with Tunisia (AC Vol 64 No 19 Heart of the migration storm)...


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