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Pollution is the biggest challenge facing Egypt and its water supply.1 Industrial runoff, agricultural runoff, and sewage are routinely deposited in the Nile River.2 Egypt is densely populated, waste storage is limited, and water treatment plants are scarce.3 Air pollution has increased in the past decade due to the significant population increase.4 In Cairo today, the average citizen inhales 20 times more than the acceptable level of air pollution daily.5 Along with the increased pollution, Egypt has to reform its environmental policies to help mitigate the negative effects that are caused by climate change and a rapidly expanding population.6

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6 http://www.eeaa.gov.eg/english/main/envprofile.asp
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The Sun 
AN Irish woman and her Egyptian husband who killed themselves as part of a “suicide pact” said they wanted to see if there was life after death in a disturbing video. The woman, 60, and her 43-year-old husband were found dead in a swimming pool, within ... See more..
Bloomberg 
Shell is in talks to buy natural gas from Israel's Leviathan field, combine it with output from Cyprus's Aphrodite field, in which it owns a 35 percent stake, and pump it to a liquefied natural gas plant in Egypt, according to people with knowledge of ... See more..
Reuters 
CAIRO (Reuters) - Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki on Saturday welcomed Egypt's closer ties with Hamas, calling on the Islamist group to bring an end to the rift between the Palestinian factions. Speaking at a joint press conference with ... See more..
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The Guardian 
The government is facing questions over transparency after almost £2 million in aid and defence funding was given to security projects in Egypt, including support for policing, the criminal justice system and the treatment of juvenile detainees. The ... See more..
eNCA 
JOHANNESBURG - A three-goal blitz earned Morocco a 3-1 home victory over Egypt Friday and a place at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Kenya. The Moroccans won the final round qualifier 4-2 on aggregate having come from behind to ... See more..
Premium Times 
The good run of the Nigeria Women's basketball team, D'Tigress, at the ongoing 2017 FIBA Women Afrobasket tournament continued on Saturday. The team battled to an impressive 84-47 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo to secure their second ... See more..
Reuters 
CAIRO, Aug 20 (Reuters) - The average yields on Egypt's three- and nine-month treasury bills fell at an auction on Sunday, central bank data showed. The average yield on the 91-day bill fell to 19.059 percent from 19.080 at the last similar auction on ... See more..
National Geographic 
The fragments indicate that the tombs span the 27th Dynasty (525 - 404 B.C.), when Egypt first became a province of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, as well as the period of Greco-Roman Ptolemaic rule that began nearly a century later. "This fact ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Egypt's index fell 0.7 percent as shares of El Sewedy Electric lost 1.3 percent on profit-taking. In the previous two sessions they had jumped 9.3 percent after the company reported a 72 percent jump in its second-quarter net income and proposed a cash ... See more..
Live Science 
Three tombs stretching back to the 27th dynasty of Egypt have been uncovered in the Al-Kamin Al-Sahrawi area in the Minya province of Egypt, south of Cairo, the Egyptian antiquities ministry announced this week. "I don't recall that there's been any ... See more..
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Geography

Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Libya and the Gaza Strip, and the Red Sea north of Sudan, and includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula
Area

Total 1,001,450 sq km
Land 995,450 sq km
Water 6,000 sq km

Climate

desert; hot, dry summers with moderate winters
Natural Resources

petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, rare earth elements, zinc ;
Natural Hazards

periodic droughts; frequent earthquakes; flash floods; landslides; hot, driving windstorms called khamsin occur in spring; dust storms; sandstorms
Current Environmental Issues

agricultural land being lost to urbanization and windblown sands; increasing soil salination below Aswan High Dam; desertification; oil pollution threatening coral reefs, beaches, and marine habitats; other water pollution from agricultural pesticides, raw sewage, and industrial effluents; limited natural freshwater resources away from the Nile, which is the only perennial water source; rapid growth in population overstraining the Nile and natural resources

Demographics

Nationality
Egyptian
Population
85,294,388 (July 2013 est.)
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Occupying the northeast corner of the African continent, Egypt is bisected by the highly fertile Nile valley, where most economic activity takes place. Egypt's economy was highly centralized during the rule of former President Gamal Abdel NASSER but opened up considerably under former Presidents Anwar EL-SADAT and Mohamed Hosni MUBARAK. Cairo from 2004 to 2008 aggressively pursued economic reforms to attract foreign investment and facilitate GDP growth. Despite the relatively high levels of economic growth in recent years, living conditions for the average Egyptian remained poor and contributed to public discontent. After unrest erupted in January 2011, the Egyptian Government ...See More backtracked on economic reforms, drastically increasing social spending to address public dissatisfaction, but political uncertainty at the same time caused economic growth to slow significantly, reducing the government's revenues. Tourism, manufacturing, and construction were among the hardest hit sectors of the Egyptian economy, and economic growth is likely to remain slow during the next several years. The government drew down foreign exchange reserves by more than 50% in 2011 and 2012 to support the Egyptian pound and the dearth of foreign financial assistance - as a result of unsuccessful negotiations with the International Monetary Fund over a multi-billion dollar loan agreement which have dragged on more than 20 months - could precipitate fiscal and balance of payments crises in 2013. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$548.8 billion (2012 est.); $536.9 billion (2011 est.); $527.6 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

14% of GDP (2012 est.); 13.8% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.9% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cotton, rice, corn, wheat, beans, fruits, vegetables; cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats
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textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, metals, light manufactures