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Thursday, 8 March 2018

Poverty rates increasing in Egypt, Bower writes

Poverty is rising in Egypt and economic policies have done little to improve the lives of ordinary Egyptians, Edmund Bower writes for The Independent. “The increase of prices across the country has meant that Egyptians who were once just about getting by are now slipping deeper into poverty.” Bower says that despite rising poverty rates nationwide, “the president retains real support, surprisingly, even among those struggling to survive in the current climate.”

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