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Nuclear Power and Governance Frameworks: Egypt, Ghana and South Africa

This report examines three African countries that are at different stages in using nuclear energy to achieve developmental outcomes. The year 2020 marked the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons’ entering into f…

Civil Society in the Digital Age in Africa: Identifying Threats and Mounting Pushbacks

The digital age has created immense opportunities to enhance civic engagement by creating new frontiers for the exercise of freedom of association and peaceful assembly. These rights are recognised in seminal human rights instruments including artic…

Nuclear Revival in North Africa? Developments in Algeria, Libya and Egypt

This paper explores nuclear science and technology through the prism of three North African case studies: Algeria, Egypt and Libya. All three countries have constructed research reactors, albeit in different periods. Egypt’s first research reactor –…

COVID-19 and the Egyptian Economy: Estimating the Impacts of Expected Reductions in Tourism, Suez Canal Revenues, and Remittances

Egypt’s recent economic success will almost certainly be interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We examine the likely impact on the Egyptian economy of a significant reduction in tourism, payments received from the Suez Canal, and remittances from Eg…

Egypt: Conflict Insights

Egypt, the most populous Arab country with the largest Arab army, is a key regional power in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The country’s economy relies mainly on agriculture, tourism, oil and gas, Suez Canal revenues, remittances from Eg…

The Nile Rivalry and Its Peace and Security Implications: What Can the African Union Do?

The key points addressed in this policy brief are as follows: (1) Addressing Ethiopia’s and the other parties concern, the GERD and the Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA) signify a paradigmatic shift in relationships among Nile riparian countries…

Nuclear Energy and Techno-nationalism in Egypt

Egypt’s plans to build a nuclear power plant in Dabaa (a city on the Mediterranean Sea), in agreement with Russia’s ROSATOM, are underway. This policy briefing describes the politics behind the project. To do so, it first provides a background of th…

Le Grand Barrage de la Renaissance Éthiopienne: Entre les Pesanteurs de la Souveraineté et les Exigences du Voisinage / The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam : Between the Burdens of Sovereignty and the Constraints of Neighborhood

Against the backdrop of mutual accusations of a lack of political will to bring the tripartite negotiations on the commissioning of the “Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam” (GERD), to a successful conclusion, Egypt and Ethiopia continue to alternately …

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Between the Burdens of Sovereignty and the Constraints of Neighborhood

Against the backdrop of mutual accusations of a lack of political will to bring the tripartite negotiations on the commissioning of the “Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam” (GERD), to a successful conclusion, Egypt and Ethiopia continue to alternately …

Race to Sustainability? Egypt's Challenges and Opportunities to 2050

Egypt is breaching the boundaries of sustainable development with its rapid population growth and increasing water scarcity. These two factors will test all aspects of the country’s economic development. This report presents Egypt’s challenges a…

Targeting Industries to Drive Youth Employment

Over the 2006-2017 period, Egypt’s average rate of unemployment was 11 percent, with a 24 percent unemployment among the youth (15-29). To mitigate unemployment (in total, and among the youth), a primary policy concern is how to promote industries w…

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