North Africa’s Economy

Libya’s businesses in ruin

Libya’s businesses in ruin

Libyan businessman Mahmud al-Sharkassi surveyed the ruins of his factory on the outskirts of war-scarred capital Tripoli, disheartened but determined to get back to work. "This used to be the heart of my project. Everything started here," he said, looking over...

Egypt: Cairo has two new airports

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday inaugurated two more airports near Cairo in a bid to lure tourists as Egypt aims to recover from the economic downturn caused by coronavirus. One airport is in Egypt's new administrative capital, about 50 kilometres (30 miles)...

Egypt’s debt rising: $5 billion more from IMF

Egypt’s debt rising: $5 billion more from IMF

The IMF board on Friday approved a one-year, $5.2 billion financing package for Egypt to help the country alleviate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new funding under a standby arrangement comes on top of $2.8 billion in emergency aid the IMF board...

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