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Sunday, 3 July 2016

The Mogamma, the clogged heart of Egypt’s bureaucracy

The process to shut down the Mogamma was supposed to begin on Thursday, so The Telegraph’s Raf Sanchez and Magdy Samaan profiled the building it calls “the clogged heart of Egypt’s bureaucracy, a 14-story leviathan of red tape where dreams of starting a new business or travelling abroad often go to die amid stacked towers of paperwork.” The plan intends to reduce traffic in Downtown Cairo and (maybe) “converting its 1,350 rooms into a vast hotel.” Sanchez and Samaan also talked about their personal experiences with Mogamma and, of course, the plot of Adel Emam’s film El Erhab Wel Kebab.

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