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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