Middle East

Cairo's green lung razed for roads to new desert capital

A picture shows partially cut-off trees in a street in Heliopolis, in the Egyptian capital Cairo, on January 27, 2020. In the traffic-choked megacity of Cairo, the historic Heliopolis district has long been a leafy oasis of calm, but now construction crews are building new highways through it and uprooting its century-old trees. As Egypt with its burgeoning population nears the milestone of 100 million people, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's government is building a colossal new capital in the

 

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