Egypt’s path forward from the pandemic’s economic fallout

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mohammed Soliman Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/publications/egypts-path-forward-pandemics-economic-fallout Today marks almost three months of a global shutdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region faces a double whammy from the resulting economic fallout and the sharp decline...

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Water Conflict Between Egypt and Ethiopia: A Defining Moment for Both Countries

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/water-conflict-between-egypt-and-ethiopia-a-defining-moment-for-both-countries/ On June 9, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Sudan resumed talks over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), which have been stalled since February. The new round of talks, held virtually due to COVID-19...

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Roundtable: Middle East Strained by COVID-19, But Not Transformed

Source: The Century Foundation Author(s): DANIEL BENAIM, THANASSIS CAMBANIS, DINA ESFANDIARY, MICHAEL WAHID HANNA, ARON LUND AND DAHLIA SCHEINDLIN Original Link:  https://tcf.org/content/report/roundtable-middle-east-strained-covid-19-not-transformed/ The COVID-19 pandemic represents the greatest threat to global public health in over a century. Its considerable impact is also being felt on...

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UAE & Dimensions of Incursion into Egypt Education Sector

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Omar Khalaf Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/uae-dimensions-of-incursion-into-egypt-education-sector/ The past few years have witnessed expansion of the UAE investments in vital Egyptian economic sectors such as medicines, private hospitals, medical analysis labs, telecommunications, maritime transport, and ports. The most...

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Egyptian Tourism Sector in the Face of Coronavirus

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Hussein Duqeil Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/egyptian-tourism-sector-in-the-face-of-coronavirus/ Undoubtedly, the coronavirus pandemic has a devastating effect on all aspects of life, most notably the economic, social, and political ones. However, its impact on the economic side is the most prominent so far, specifically on the tourism...

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Daily commuters in Egypt during the Covid-19 pandemic

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Dina Abdel-Fattah Original Link: https://theforum.erf.org.eg/2020/05/20/daily-commuters-egypt-covid-19-pandemic/ In an attempt to control the spread of Covid-19, Egypt’s government has implemented social distancing measures that have a particularly direct impact on daily commuters and other mobile workers. This column examines both the health risks...

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Refugees and asylum-seekers in Egypt in the time of Covid-19

Source: Economic Research Forum Author(s): Dina Abdel-Fattah Original Link: https://theforum.erf.org.eg/2020/05/20/refugees-asylum-seekers-egypt-time-covid-19/ The many refugees and asylum-seekers in Egypt were facing numerous challenges of integration and access to work even before the Covid-19 pandemic. This column outlines their daily struggles for survival, as well as the emerging economic...

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Egypt: the pandemic undermines internal stability and regional ambitions

Source: Italian Institute for International Political Studies Author(s): Giuseppe Dentice and Alessia Melcangi Original Link: https://www.ispionline.it/it/pubblicazione/egitto-la-pandemia-mina-stabilita-interna-e-ambizioni-regionali-26249 Like other countries in the region, Egypt is also committed to coping with the sudden and rampant pandemic spread of Covid-19, a health emergency that has...

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Limits of Saudi, UAE Support to Egypt after Coronavirus

Source: Egyptian Institute for Studies Author(s): Mamdouh Almuneir Original Link: https://en.eipss-eg.org/limits-of-saudi-uae-support-to-egypt-after-coronavirus/ The impact of Covid-19 pandemic is still unfolding worldwide, affecting most of world economies and reflecting on all walks of life, particularly the political and social ones. Within the political framework, it is significant to...

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Egypt, COVID-19, and the economy: A combustible mix?

Source: Brookings Author(s): Geneive Abdo Original Link: https://www.brookings.edu/opinions/egypt-covid-19-and-the-economy-a-combustible-mix/ Egyptians, known throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for their flamboyant Ramadan celebrations, are experiencing a more subdued month of fasting this year. If the lack of merriment were the only casualty in the time of COVID-19, it...

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Egypt’s potential perfect storm: Pandemic, recession, returnees, and remittance losses

Source: Middle East Institute Author(s): Mirette F. Mabrouk Original Link: https://www.mei.edu/blog/egypts-potential-perfect-storm-pandemic-recession-returnees-and-remittance-losses Last December looked particularly rosy for Egypt’s minister of manpower, Mohamed Saafan. Egypt’s unemployment rate, which had been steadily falling since 2016, was at 7.8 percent, the lowest level in 30 years...

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Politics of COVID-19 in Egypt: Between Repression and Opportunism

Source: Arab Center Washington DC Author(s): Khalil al-Anani Original Link: http://arabcenterdc.org/policy_analyses/politics-of-covid-19-in-egypt-between-repression-and-opportunism/ Like other authoritarian regimes around the globe, the government in Egypt is exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the guise of fighting the coronavirus, it is cracking down on critics and imposing more...

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