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Energy subsidy cuts, take its toll on the average Egyptians

Egypt, a country with a population of 90m, where more than 28% of them live below the poverty line, has been suffering following the 25 January Revolution in 2011 from economic challenges and political instability. These factors intensified Egypt’s already-existing structural problems. Since November 2016, when the authorities started to implement the economic reform programme …

Mohamed Samir

Egypt food security in wake of climate change and water scarcity 

Egypt has relied on the Nile, the world’s longest river, as the main source of fresh water, since the time of the Pharaohs. For thousands of years, annual floods dumped rich silt on the river’s banks, allowing the country to serve as a Mediterranean bread basket. However, with the completion of the Aswan High Dam …

Mohamed Samir

Egypt’s energy future between reality and fantasies

Egypt is the second largest producer of natural gas in Africa after Algeria, yet Egypt’s power generation infrastructure is dependent on natural gas. More than 75% of the electricity generated in Egypt comes from natural gas plants. Egypt currently produces about 3.9bn cubic feet of gas per day and imports another 1-1.1bn cubic feet per …

Mohamed Samir

The Kafrawy Shacks area of Ramlet Boulaq overlooked by Nile Towers Hassan Ibrahim

How 5 alternatives left ‘no option’ for Maspero Triangle residents

In Downtown Cairo, one area has been on the government’s agenda for the past 30 years, where they have tried to find solutions to develop the area that would be satisfactory enough to its residents. The area lies in a strategic location behind Egypt’s state owned media hub, Maspero, parallel to the famous local neighborhood …

Farah Bahgat

Nasa Space Apps Cairo can transform country into tech hub

After several years marked by turbulence and uncertainty, Egypt’s economy suffers numerous challenges, from political unrest and declining tourism to foreign currency and fuel shortages, which led the government to adopt a reform programme to improve Egypt’s public finances. Innovation and economic progress go hand in hand; supporting SMEs and tech startups is a step …

Mohamed Samir