Government services will all be provided electronically by 2019, according to Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser Al-Qady. This announcement is sure to put a smile on Egyptians and expats’ faces alike, as this will surely mean fewer and shorter trips to mogama3.

The telecommunications and information technology sectors are growing quick, achieving growth rates of 14 percent by the end of the first quarter of 2018 for the first time in its history, according to the Ministry of Planning, Follow-up and Administrative Reform. Egypt is even currently producing local mobile phones, and tablets are on the way, too. Winning.

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