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RPT-A year after U.S. sanctions ended, Sudan's economy unravels

Sep 17 2018

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 his desk.

A year after U.S. sanctions ended, Sudan's economy unravels

Sep 17 2018

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.

Sudanese President Bashir dissolves government, appoints new PM

Sep 09 2018

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.

Egypt local wheat harvest ends with sharply lower figure

Jun 27 2018

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.

Egypt changes key government posts for Sisi's second term

Jun 14 2018

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.

IMF says Egypt must deepen reforms to catch window of global growth

May 05 2018

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.

Egypt's rice farmers see rough times downstream of new Nile mega-dam

Apr 25 2018

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

Sisi to win Egyptian election but seeks high turnout

Mar 26 2018

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

Failure to launch: Egypt opposition hits roadblock on path to presidency

Jan 21 2018

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.

Egypt FM to head to Ethiopia after Nile dam talks stall

Dec 24 2017

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.

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