Sugar crisis in sweet-toothed Egypt: ‘People are going to snap’

A truck from the Ministry of Supply sells subsidized sugar in front of a mosque in Cairo, Oct. (David Degner/The New York Times)

Egypt’s economy is in free fall. Its pound is now worth 0.06 cents on the black market, about half its value a year ago, and inflation reached a seven-year high of 15.5 percent in August.

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