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: 97,041,072 (2017)

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 - Dec 13, 2018: Al-Bashir Affirms Strengthening Sudanese-Egyptian Relations - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [SNA] President of the Republic, Feld Marshal, Omer Al-Bashir has affirmed Sudan keenness to enhance and strengthening the deeply rooted and strategic relations between Sudan and Egypt for the interest of the peoples of the two countries.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: Angola and Egypt Review Co-Operation Agreements - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [ANGOP] Cairo -A technical team was set up last Wednesday, in Cairo, to review the co-operation accords between Angola and Egypt, whose signing go back to the year 1983.
  • Thu - Dec 13, 2018: UN - Act On Reprisals By Egypt - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [HRW] Geneva -The United Nations should ensure an urgent and robust system-wide response to credible reports that the Egyptian authorities have attacked people who engaged with the UN special rapporteur on adequate housing, six human rights organizations said today.
  • Tue - Dec 11, 2018: Africa 2018 Forum Underway in Egypt - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Ghanaian Times] Meeting of Africa Forum 2018 kicked off on Saturday in Egypt's Red Sea resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh with the participation of a number of African leaders from the countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).
  • Mon - Dec 10, 2018: Liquid Telecom to Invest U.S.$400 Million in Egyptian Network Infrastructure - AllAfrica News: Egypt
    [Business for Africa] Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is investing 8 billion Egyptian Pounds ($400m US Dollars) in Egypt over the next three years. This is part of a major partnership with Telecom Egypt which includes network infrastructure and data centres.