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Egypt: A country divided
02:03 - Source: CNN

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Egypt's cycle of violence is tearing the country apart and threatening its economy

The country's key drivers of growth, tourism and foreign investment, are under pressure

Tourists are leaving, aid is under question and foreign investment is dropping

The country cannot afford its economy to go into tailspin

Abu Dhabi CNN  — 

The vicious cycle of violence – with more than 900 people killed in the span of a week – is tearing the social fabric of Egypt and threatens to put the economy into a tailspin when it can least afford it.

Two core drivers of the region’s most populous country, tourism and foreign investment, are u