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By Fouad N. Ibrahim

Egypt is sort of the dimensions of england, France, and Germany mixed, but its approximately 70 million everyone is pressured through geography to reside in a space no higher than Belgium. during this illuminating advent to monetary geography, the authors describe the myriad difficulties dealing with Egypt. They learn foodstuff shortage, the consequences of water and land scarcity, the impression of globalization on Egypt's makes an attempt to industrialize, inhabitants explosion, mammoth debt, unemployment, corruption, and Egypt's tourism undefined.

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The latter figure is obviously too low. It serves the purpose, however, of minimizing the Christian minority, so as not to jeopardize the country’s role as a leading Islamic country. Another sad consequence is that it reduces the chances of the Copts of gaining a fair proportion of seats in parliament and of higher positions in the state apparatus, as well as places for students in universities. The admittance quota for Christians to popular institutes such as the Police, Marine and Military Academies is very low at 2 per cent and from the biggest university in the country (184,501 students in 1999/2000), the famous Al-Azhar University, Christians are completely excluded, though secular subjects such as medicine and geosciences have been taught there since 1961.

It was the first fluvial system in this region that had a connection to East Africa.

This is based on the shari’a, according to which a wife has to obey her husband in return for proper treatment. If she disobeys, he can divorce her and she loses her right to alimony, in spite of the fact that the Egyptian constitution stipulates equal rights for men and women and freedom of movement as a fundamental right of every citizen. It is likewise discriminatory for a woman that, according to a new law, a married woman must have her husband’s name documented in her identity card, whereas the wife’s name is not mentioned in the husband’s.

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