Hosni Mubarak

North Africa's dream deferred

Photo©PEDRO UGARTE/AFPHow to deal with fat cats – not fatwas – is the real problem facing North African leaders after the revolutions failed to fix old economic problems. The clock is ticking for governments to deliver justice and jobs.

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Tourism: Cairo waits for the big spenders

Photo©Dana Smillie/Polaris/StarfaceEgypt's government says the tourists are back, but down on the street, in the souks and resorts The Africa Report heard a different story. If fewer Chinese-made pharoah heads are being sold, however, new tourism opportunities are opening up.

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Egypt: Protesters call for a new revolution

Egyptians marked the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. File Photo©ReutersEgyptians, marking the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak, clashed with police, as they called for a new revolution on Sunday.

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Egypt's president to turn economy around with mega trade deal with Britain

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi. Photo©ReutersEgyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi has secured a trade deal with Britain focused on developing the energy, real estate and construction sectors in the North African country.

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Aid vs Lower oil prices, Egypt's conundrum

The fall in global oil prices will cut Egypt's fuel subsidy bill but could hit the finances of oil-exporting Gulf allies who have showered it with billions of dollars in aid.

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Growth in Egyptian business activity almost stalls in November

Photo©ReutersBusiness activity in Egypt expanded in November for a fourth month but growth slowed almost to a standstill, a survey showed on Thursday, suggesting the economy is more stable but still fragile.

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Egypt: Protests over Mubarak's freedom

Anti-Mubarak protesters shout slogans against government and military rules after the verdict of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's trial, around Abdel Moneim Riad square in downtown Cairo November 29, 2014. Photo©ReutersEgypt has erupted again, after an Egyptian court dropped its case against Former Egyptian head of state, Hosni Mubarak.

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Egypt targets 11 per cent budget deficit in 2014/15

Egypt is targeting a budget deficit of around 11 percent for the fiscal year that began in July and aims to boost economic growth to 5-6 percent within three years, Finance Minister Hani Dimian told a conference on Tuesday.

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Egypt and U.S resume ties on progressive conditions

Washington wants new President Al-Sisi to build a more inclusive government. Photo©ReutersThe United States has resumed its bilateral ties with Egypt following early signs of progressive policies by the North African country's new President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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Egypt could tap global bond market after political transition -finmin

Egypt's finance minister Hany Kadry Dimian. Egypt does not exclude tapping global bond markets to raise cash but is unlikely to do so before its election cycle is over, finance minister Hany Kadry Dimian said on Friday.

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Is the Muslim Brotherhood being persecuted in Egypt?

In Egypt, since the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi on 3 July 2013, protests have been violently suppressed and many thousands put in jail. Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood say they are being victimized.

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Egypt: Two contrasting candidates vie for the presidency

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (L) Hamdeen Sabahi (R). Photo©ReutersThe Egyptian presidency will be contested by two contrasting candidates- former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and former parliamentarian Hamdeen Sabahi.

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New refinery promises some relief to Egypt fuel crisis

Construction of Egypt's largest oil refinery, with capacity to produce half the volume of diesel currently being imported, is expected to begin next week, the project leader said.

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Egypt unveils $4.9 bln stimulus package to prop up struggling economy

Egypt's interim government unveiled its second stimulus package on Monday, which will inject 33.9 billion Egyptian pounds into the economy, with most of that money coming from aid pledged by the United Arab Emirates.

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Egypt: Military may turn to Russia for aid and alliance

Egypt’s military is the largest in the Arab world and has worked closely with Washington for decades. Photo©ReutersEgypt has threatened to go it alone on foreign policy issues effectively disregarding its tradition allies - the United States or Israel – after Washington cut military aid.

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The future of political Islam

Mamadou Diouf, Director, Institute of African Studies, Columbia University, United StatesEgypt needs a period of transition in which a shared civic culture can flourish to help resolve its conflicts.

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Egypt: U.S. to carry on with operation Bright Star in Egypt

Egyptian Military/Photo©ReutersThe United States plans to hold a major military exercise in Egypt despite the ongoing tension between supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi and those of the new rulers.

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Egyptian revolutionaries return to Tahir Square

Protesters at Tahrir Square in Cairo July 1, 2013 demand  Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi's resignation/Photo©ReutersEgypt President Mohamed Morsi is struggling to retain power in the face of a brooding people's revolution against his administration with the military threatening to take over.

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Egypt: Will Morsi's apples turn into Mubarak's oranges?

Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi/Photo/ReutersOne surreal aspect of living under a dictatorship is the parallel universe it creates.

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