Egypt military seen as expanding economic share
Yahoo News - over 1 year
As Egypt braces for austerity reforms, the military has expanded its economic role, at times helping President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi assuage the impact of rising prices on the country's poor. For decades, the military -- which produced all but one president since 1952 -- has played a key though opaque economic role, producing everything from washing machines to pasta, alongside building roads and operating gas stations. Since the arrival of Sisi, a former army chief who toppled his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013, its involvement has been more visible amid austerity measures, a dollar shortage and rising prices.
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