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Under pressure, Egyptian president promises change

Faced with a drop in popularity, intermittent protests against rising prices, and calls for a mass anti-government demonstration, Egyptian general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi is seeking to appease the country’s youth, soccer fans, and activists with promises of change. Al-Sisi’s efforts that include a one-time lifting of a ban on spectators attending soccer matches and promises …

James Dorsey

The feasibility of Egypt’s national projects

  On 18 October, , said that Egypt has to focus on developing its investment climate instead of national projects. However, nobody feels the economic effects of the three main national projects that Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi announced would be implemented when he became president over two years ago, including developing the Suez Canal area, the …

Hisham Salah

The flight out of Egypt

Egypt is becoming a key transit country for refugees wanting to travel across the Mediterranean. Even more Egyptians seem to be leaving their country. Now the EU is planning a refugee agreement with Cairo

Deutsche Welle

A survey of western opinion on Egypt’s plans for reform

Egypt’s current economic troubles and reform efforts have been the main topic of discussion in a slew of articles recently, many of which pin the blame on the country’s ruling regime, such as Bloomberg’s “Egypt’s Failing Economy is Sisi’s Fault”. The government, however, is not only battling against the challenges of the present, but also …

Nicholas Mehling

Egypt hopes soccer will help polish its tarnished image

An Egyptian businessman with close ties to general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has submitted a bid for the broadcasting rights of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in a move that is widely seen as an effort to polish the image of Egypt, tarnished by massive abuse of human rights, failing economic policies, and a military …

James Dorsey

A historic opportunity for Egypt with India and China

India learned its lesson from China, and knows that industrial development is the best way for India’s economy to grow. Prime minister of India Narendra Modi knows this very well. After he implemented this strategy in Gujarat, he ruled for 13 years and achieved a great deal of success. Therefore, after his appointment as prime …

Ali Waly

The feasibility of Egypt’s IMF loan

On 11 August, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced that it had reached an initial agreement with Egypt to lend the country $12bn over a three-year period, joining Iraq, Tunisia, and Jordan in taking money from the Washington-based fund. Egypt’s programme is likely to see the government of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi move toward a …

Hisham Salah