Investments in infrastructure, military agreements, medical and humanitarian aid… For several years now, an ‘African fever’ has gripped Abdel Fattah al-Sissi’s Egypt.
The country is not only banking more and more on the continent to revive its economy, but also to make itself the voice of Africa on the international scene.
On 7 February 2022, during a press conference with Djiboutian President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, who was visiting Cairo, Sissi announced the creation of the first Egyptian logistical free trade zone in the East African nation, promising to increase his country’s investments and the volume of trade. The Djibouti president’s visit to Cairo comes nearly eight months after Sissi’s trip to Djibouti, the first of its kind for an Egyptian raïs.
In 2019, the continent once again became central to Cairo’s diplomacy during Egypt’s chairmanship of the AU. Sissi took his role very
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