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Theme: Informal Economy
Occupational Group(s): Street Vendors
Region(s): Egypt ; Middle East & North Africa
Egypt Egypt's street vendors face new restrictions. Al Monitor . (24 April 2018)
By Sameer , Hani.

The Egyptian parliament decided April 15 to prepare a law to unify the authority that issues permits for stores, street vendors and roadside open-air shops in Egypt.[...]The law aims to merge the unregulated sector with the formal economy under state supervision, according to April 14 press statements by Mohammad al-Dami, the secretary-general of the local administration committee in the Egyptian parliament.

Egypt Street vendor gives Egyptians sweet taste in bitter times. Gulf News . (28 December 2016)
By Al Sherbini, Ramadan.

The Egyptian parliament has recently disclosed a plan to merge the street vendors and their informal business of around 80 billion pounds into the official economy that has been in the doldrums in recent years.

By Gamal El-Din, El-Sayed.

Cairo Criminal Court will start the first session of the trial of the lower-ranking policeman who shot dead a street vendor over the price of a cup of tea on 14 May.

With little to no improvement in Egypt's struggle with unemployment, many young Egyptians face a rough start as they venture into their independent lives due to the lack of sufficient job opportunities. According to the latest statistics published by the Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAMPAS), 12.9 percent of Egyptians aged 15-64 are unemployed, while the rate increases to 26.3 percent for the age group 18-29.

Egypt Kiosks offered to metro's street vendors Daily News . (5 December 2015)
By and Rehab Saber, Sara Aggour.

In an attempt to resolve the issue of street vendors selling products in subway carts, the Ministry of Transportation offered kiosks in which those vendors can sell their products and avoid harassing passersby and passengers.

Egypt Street vendors expelled from downtown Cairo Al-Monitor . (9 June 2015)
By Rios, Lorena.

Egyptian authorities began a steady advance on the streets of downtown Cairo last August, evacuating unauthorized street vendors and retaking main arteries and squares.

Egypt Police remove street vendors from metro stations The Cairo Post . (3 May 2015)

A campaign to remove street vendors situated at metro stations took place Saturday under the supervision of officials of the transportation department at the Ministry of Interior. Displaced vendors were asked to stay outside the stations and not to impede passengers' flow at the entrances and the exits. The campaign also removed beggars standing outside the stations.

Security forces began a campaign Sunday morning to move street vendors at Ramses Square to a neighboring parking lot at Ahmed Hemly bus station.

Egypt Police remove street vendors from downtown Cairo The Cairo Post . (18 April 2015)

Street vendors and their goods were evacuated from different Cairo Streets Saturday as part of a campaign to improve traffic flow, Youm7 reported.The removal was executed by the Facilities Police Department in cooperation with the Cairo governorate that took similar action a few months ago.

By Elise, Shaimaa.

The Ministry of Housing will provide street vendors with cheaply rented booths in new housing projects within various governorates, in addition to all the required services, announced Housing Minister Moustafa Madbouly on Sunday.