Country Profile

Egypt Country Profile

With a population of nearly 100m, Egypt is the third most populous country in Africa and has long been a key influencer in the Arab world, particularly in terms of its cultural output and political thought. In comparison to the years before 2011, Egypt’s post-revolutionary period has been defined by political upheaval and dynamism. The country has adopted a new constitution, moved to a unicameral legislature, and has had two presidents, with Abdel Fattah El Sisi serving in the role since 2014. In early January 2018 the national election commission announced that the next presidential election would be held from March 26 to March 28. If no candidate receives 50% of the vote, a runoff will be held from April 24 to April 26.

This chapter contains interviews with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi; and Akinwuni Adesina, President, African Development Bank.


Cover of The Report: Egypt 2018

The Report

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Interviews & Viewpoints

Sketch of Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB)
Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB): Interview