Essay: Egypt’s advantages
For a country to have an effect on other countries be it her close neighbors or regional; friend, it has to have not only a geographic advantage but also cultural and political. Egypt is a country rich in the Arab culture and its rapid initiatives to shape its politics has earned her a very important position in both the Arab world and the African continent.
Therefore there is no doubt that Egypt will continue occupying this position for decades to come. It is also possible for Egypt to loose her position in both regions and this depends on the kind of leadership it is going to adopt after the ouster of Hosni Mubarak early this year. Whether Egypt exits or not, termination of her roles will definitely have a detrimental effect for both Africa and the Arab world.