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‘We’re a mess’: Egypt’s economic woes fuel anger against el-Sisi | Egypt News | Al Jazeera

Protests calling for president’s departure were initially driven by allegations of corruption amid a time of austerity. On the surface, Egypt‘s economy seems to be doing well. Since President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi signed on to a tough International Monetary Fund-backed reform programme in 2016, growth rates have accelerated, reaching 5.5 percent this year, the highest …