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    Egypt’s struggling economy risks further damage as Sudan conflict disrupts food supplies and exports

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    Cairo, Egypt – (African Boulevard News) – The ongoing conflict between Sudan’s military and rebel forces has dealt a fresh blow to Egypt’s already struggling economy. With fears of disrupted food supplies from Sudan, there are widespread concerns of further price hikes in Egypt. Cairo’s exports to Sudan, its third-biggest market in Africa, may also be at risk.

    The war in Sudan has caused instability in the region, with the country’s government struggling to maintain control. This has had a knock-on effect on Egypt’s economy, which is already struggling due to high inflation and a devaluation of the Egyptian pound.

    The risk of disrupted food supplies has put the spotlight on Egypt’s dependence on imports. Sudan is a major supplier of food products to Egypt, and any disruption to this supply chain could cause prices to skyrocket, hitting already struggling households the hardest.

    According to Ahmed El Kholy, an economist at the Egyptian Centre for Economic Studies, “If the Sudanese crisis continues, it could impact Egypt’s economy significantly, particularly in terms of food prices. Egypt is heavily reliant on Sudan for food products, and any disruption to this supply chain would have serious implications.”

    Cairo’s exports to Sudan are also at risk, with the conflict causing a decline in trade. Egypt exports a range of products to Sudan, including food products, textiles, and chemicals. The country’s economy has already been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and a decline in exports to Sudan could further exacerbate the situation.

    The conflict in Sudan has highlighted once again the vulnerability of Egypt’s economy. The country has been struggling in recent years, with high inflation, a devalued currency, and a lack of foreign investment. While the government has taken steps to address these issues, the ongoing conflict in Sudan threatens to undo any progress made.

    In conclusion, the ongoing conflict in Sudan has dealt a fresh blow to Egypt’s already struggling economy. With fears of disrupted food supplies and a decline in exports to Sudan, there are serious concerns about the impact on food prices and the wider economy. As always, it is the most vulnerable households that will bear the brunt of any further economic downturn.

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