Egypt’s population is multiplying fast. From a little over 66 million at the turn of the century, it hit almost 93 million earlier this year. If current birth rates hold, demographers project that the country’s total will be 150 million by 2050. That kind of growth would be a challenge …
The European Union has agreed to extend a freeze on the assets on deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his sons Gamal and Alaa, as well as 14 others, to 2020, according to a source.
A count of 67 corruption incidents in state institutions in February was announced in a report issued Thursday by Partners for Transparency (PFORT), also highlighting that the future of anti-corruption legislation remains uncertain in the parliament.
Egypt’s longtime dictator Hosni Mubarak, who was deposed in the 25 January revolution in 2011, filed a lawsuit on Thursday to unfreeze 61 million Egyptian Pounds ($3.36 million) of his assets.
Saudi Arabia’s state oil company Aramco will resume shipping oil products to Egypt some six months after suddenly bringing them to a halt, Egypt’s Petroleum Ministry said on Wednesday.
Egypt ranks third place among Arab countries on the Global Hunger Index for 2016 and in 59th place among 118 countries surveyed, according to the Central Agency for Public Mobilization And Statistics (CAPMAS).
A major general in the Egyptian security services told Egyptians to stop complaining about hunger and poverty for the sake of the country’s prosperity, during a meeting at an unidentified location on Saturday.
Minister of Supply and Internal Trading Aly Meselhi decided on Tuesday to make amendments to the decision he took earlier this week which cut shares of bread subsidies for cardholders, leading to angry protests.
Hundreds of Egyptians protested across the country on Tuesday in response to a change in the distribution of bread rations that many are reliant on.
Israeli gas company Ampal has won a new court ruling that says it should be compensated around $176 million from Egypt in damages for the closure of the pipeline which transferred Egyptian gas to Israel, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported early this week.