Panic stations – Crowds gather outside a distribution point of state-subsidized sugar in Cairo.
Prize winner – One of the lucky people able to buy sugar during the ongoing crisis that has swept the country.
Not available – Shops and cafes are running dry of the staple commodity - to the great chagrin of locals who typically favor extremely sweet tea.
Wider issue – Sugar is not the only commodity in short supply - rice, baby food, and certain medicines have also been difficult to come by in recent months.
Business slowdown – The whole Egyptian economy is in decline, with key industries such as tourism struggling and the Egyptian currency in freefall.
Popular unrest – The sugar crisis has given rise to public dissent, which has been rare under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, leading to suggestions that he could be the third Egyptian president to be ousted within five years.