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Egypt's Sissi Defends Cairo Metro Fare Hikes After Protests

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi on Wednesday defended fare hikes on the Cairo metro that sparked a rare display of public discontent last week, saying the move was necessary for the loss-making transportation network. “Do I today have the luxury of delaying reforms such as with the metro? No. Alright, won’t people suffer? Of course ... But do you not want the country to do well and become of importance?" Sissi said at a conference. The government said the higher fares,...

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