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Khaled Hanafi, Egypt’s minister for supply and internal trading, shown here at a meeting Tuesday, has resigned in the wake of the country’s ongoing probe into purchases of local wheat. (MSIT.gov.eg)

Egypt’s wheat corruption scandal takes down supply minister

Cairo/Abu Dhabi | Reuters — Egypt’s Minister of Supply Khaled Hanafi has resigned amid the highest-profile corruption case since President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi came to power in 2014. Hanafi’s resignation is the most senior-level fallout from a probe into whether millions of dollars intended to subsidize farmers were used to purchase wheat that did not […] Read more



The Nile River at Cairo. (CIA.gov)

Egypt prosecutor says some local wheat bought on paper only

Cairo | Reuters –– Egypt’s general prosecutor said on Thursday some local wheat was bought by the government in paper transactions only and not physically delivered, the first public statement by his office on the matter since fraud allegations surfaced last month. Egypt, the world’s largest wheat importer, launched a government-led inspection of wheat silos […] Read more