Egypt’s poor bear brunt of crackdown on farmland building

A view of houses and farmland on an island on the River Nile in front of high-rise buildings in Cairo, Egypt, November 25, 2018. Picture taken November 25, 2018. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

IKYAD DIJWI, Egypt (Reuters) – In the home he shared with 11 relatives, Mohammed Abd al-Hamid had no room to start a family. But since he put up a house on a nearby field in 2016, he has paid $4,500 in fines for building on agricultural land. “There was no alternative,” said Abd al-Hamid, 30, […]

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