KHARTOUM, Sept 17 For 22 years Mohamed Mahmoud
deposited his law practice's cash in a bank near his Khartoum
office. Now, fearful that shrinking limits on withdrawals will
mean he can't get his money out, he keeps it in a safe behind
KHARTOUM For 22 years Mohamed Mahmoud deposited his law practice's cash in a bank near his Khartoum office. Now, fearful that shrinking limits on withdrawals will mean he can't get his money out, he keeps it in a safe behind his desk.
KHARTOUM President Omar al-Bashir dissolved the Sudanese government on Sunday and named a new prime minister, moves aimed at fixing a crisis-hit economy battered in recent months by shortages of bread, fuel and hard currency.
CAIRO Egypt announced the end of its wheat harvest on Wednesday with a total of 3.15 million tonnes of the grain procured from local farmers, Supply Minister Ali Moselhy said in a statement, one of the lowest tallies in years for the world's largest importer.
CAIRO Egypt appointed a new government on Thursday, replacing several key ministers as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pushes ahead with tough economic reforms and seeks to improve security.
CAIRO Egypt will have to deepen its IMF-backed reforms and better encourage private sector growth if it wants to cash in on a wave of global expansion that may soon come to an end, a fund official in Cairo said on Saturday.
KAFR ZIADA, Egypt/DUBAI Rice farmers in Kafr Ziada village in the Nile River Delta have ignored planting restrictions aimed at conserving water for years, continuing to grow a medium-grain variety of the crop that is prized around the Arab world. | Video
CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA Egyptians began voting on Monday in a presidential election that guarantees victory to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, running virtually unchallenged with all credible candidates intimidated or locked up. | Video
CAIRO Six months into laying the groundwork for his presidential bid, Egyptian hopeful Mohamed Anwar Sadat hit a snag: he could not find a hotel prepared to hire him a space to launch his campaign.
CAIRO Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will visit Addis Ababa next week for talks with his Ethiopian counterpart, a foreign ministry spokesman said, in a bid to end a standoff over a multi-billion dollar dam project on the Nile river.