Egypt

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INFORMATION

Capital: CairoGovernment: 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: 99,413,317 (2018)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Thu - Apr 25, 2019: African Rights Session Amid Dire Abuses - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [HRW] Beirut -Egypt is hosting an Africa human rights session beginning April 24, 2019, while its government is presiding over the worst human rights crisis in the country in recent decades, 15 African, Egyptian, and international organizations said today.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: CAF Confed - Ten-Man Etoile Stun Hilal for Last Semis Slot - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [CAF] Etoile du Sahel completed the semis line-up after beating Sudanese side El Hilal 2-1 in a rescheduled quarter-final clash on Tuesday in the Egyptian City of Suez.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: President Kagame Attends Summit On Situation in Sudan and Libya - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Rwanda Govt] President Kagame arrived in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday to attend the one-day AU Troika Summit convened by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, of the Arab Republic of Egypt and current African Union Chairperson on Libya and Sudan.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: President Cyril Ramaphosa Undertakes Working Visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Govt of SA] President Cyril Ramaphosa will today, 22 April 2019 depart South Africa to undertake a Working Visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt to attend an emergency African Union (AU) Troika Summit convened to discuss the political and security situations in the Republic of Sudan and Libya.
  • Wed - Apr 24, 2019: Egypt - African Rights Summit Amid Dire Abuses - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [HRW] Beirut -Egypt is hosting an Africa human rights summit meeting beginning April 24, 2019, while its government is presiding over the worst human rights crisis in the country in recent decades, 15 African, Egyptian, and international organizations said today.