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Lara Gibson

Lara Gibson

Lara Gibson

Lara Gibson is a Cairo-based journalist closely following Egypt's economic and political developments.

Analysis: Growing public anger over Israel's war in Gaza and threats to Egypt's border are heaping pressure on President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

04 June, 2024

Analysis: Israel's Rafah offensive is the most serious test of its relationship with Egypt in decades.

13 May, 2024

Analysis: Even after a decade of unrivalled power, Sisi's regime in Egypt is too fragile to allow any meaningful show of political free expression.

06 May, 2024

Analysis: The funding, which pushes Egypt closer to the EU than ever before, gives Cairo the incentive to implement even harsher policies towards migrants.

27 March, 2024

Analysis: Egypt's new currency devaluation and interest rate hike will lure foreign investors but ordinary Egyptians are feeling the pain of soaring prices.

12 March, 2024

Analysis: Land sales to Gulf states may provide a short-term economic boost but only much-needed structural reforms will remedy Egypt's financial troubles.

06 March, 2024

Analysis: Egypt has maintained that the mass expulsion of Palestinians from Gaza into Sinai is a red line that Israel must not cross.

20 February, 2024

Analysis: The huge IMF bailout could ease Egypt's upcoming external debt burden but risks new austerity measures that will hurt the poorest in society.

13 February, 2024

The annual Zalaga Camel race in South Sinai is a spectacle of Bedouin culture, where thrill-seeking tradition meets the drama of Bedouin community competition.

30 January, 2024

Analysis: Israel's plan to take full control of the Philadelphi Corridor and cut off Gaza from Egypt has sounded alarm bells in Cairo.

22 January, 2024