5 Facts About Egypt

1. In 1999, Egypt hosted the IHF World Men's Handball Championship, and will host it again in 2021.

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2. In 2008, Egypt was estimated to have two million African refugees, including over 20,000 Sudanese nationals registered with UNHCR as refugees fleeing armed conflict or asylum seekers.

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3. On 28 November 2011, Egypt held its first parliamentary election since the previous regime had been in power.

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4. In the early 1960s, Egypt became fully involved in the North Yemen Civil War.

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5. In 1980, Egypt signed the Camp David Accords, withdrawing from the Gaza Strip and recognising Israel.

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