Egypt

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INFORMATION

Capital: Cairo

Government: Unitary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

Economy:

  • Based mainly on agriculture, media, petroleum exports, exports of natural gas, and tourism.
  • Economic conditions have started to improve considerably after a period of stagnation from the adoption of more liberal economic policies by the Government as well as increased revenues from tourism and a booming stock market.

Population: 92,765,000 (2016)

Land Size: 1 million sq km (386,874 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Arab: 99.6%
  • Other: 0.4%
Religions:

  • Muslim (mostly Sunni): 90%
  • Coptic: 9%
  • Christian: 1%

Language(s):

  • Arabic (official)
  • English
  • French

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Egypt Hails Tanzania's 53rd Union Anniversary - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Daily News] Tanzania of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdel Fattah Al Sisi has through President John Magufuli congratulated Tanzania on the celebrations of the 53rd Anniversary of the Union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Egyptian Envoy Tips Local Exporters - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [New Times] The business community should take advantage of the good trade relations between Rwanda and Egypt to create useful linkages and partnerships to expand market for locally-made products. According to Mazen Gaber Mousa, the deputy chief of mission at the Egyptian embassy in Kigali, such partnerships could help build capacity of local industrialists and boost the country's export sector.
  • Thu - Apr 27, 2017: Journos Call for Egyptian Press to Be Expelled - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Sudanese Journalists' Union has requested that Sudan expel all representatives of Egyptian press organisations from the country, following the expulsion by Egypt of a prominent Sudanese columnist on Sunday, and another journalist on Monday.
  • Wed - Apr 26, 2017: Egyptian Video Journalist Jailed Pending Trial for Purported Leaks - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [CPJ] Ahmed Farouk was arrested at Cairo International Airport on October 31, 2016, when he tried to board a flight to Guangzhou, China, the Swiss Organization for the Protection of Human Rights reported.
  • Tue - Apr 25, 2017: Sudanese-Egyptian Diplomacies in a More Frank Engagement - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [SudaNow] Wednesday and Thursday's visit to Khartoum by Egypt's Foreign Minister Samih Shoukri has seen a departure from the usual diplomatic and largely evasive language that had characterized the two sides previous meetings for sometime now, observers have noted.