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Egyptians lose patience with govt as economy deteriorates

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 05:50

Egyptians rushing to buy subsidised sugar from a government truck after a shortage across the country. They are being clobbered by tax increases, soaring food price inflation and cuts in state subsidies.


A CARTOON which appeared on social media shows a drowning Egyptian, only his hand protruding from the depths, waving for help. The next strips show President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi diving in, taking the drowning man's watch and turning away.

The cartoon captures the mood of

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