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Yousef Gamal El-Din

Host of "Access: Middle East" and "Access: Africa"

Yousef Gamal El-Din is the host of CNBC's Access: Middle East and Access: Africa. He is also the channel's regional correspondent and regularly contributes analysis for CNBC.com.

Although based in Dubai, Yousef travels across the Middle East and North Africa in pursuit of market moving stories. He has reported on major events throughout the Arab World for CNBC's signature programs, from Squawk Box to Closing Bell.

At the peak of the violent 2011 and 2013 uprisings in Egypt, Yousef was on the ground in Tahrir Square, providing unprecedented coverage for the network in the toughest of circumstances. His coverage of the Arab Spring, financial markets, and the region's economic trends have been an important component of CNBC programing.

He has also been on assignment for NBC News and MSNBC,appearing on programs such as "Nightly News with Brian Williams", the top network evening newscast in the United States.

When not on-air, Yousef often moderates at conferences and private sessions, including the World Economic Forum.

In more than six years of live television, Yousef has interviewed top regional and international leaders in politics and business.For two years, he co-anchored Capital Connection, a daily show serving as the bridge between markets in Asia, Europe and the US. Prior to joining CNBC in early 2010, Yousef was an anchor for Egyptian Television.

Yousef graduated Summa Cum Laude from the American University in Cairo, with both a B.A. and M.A. in journalism. A native of the region, he is fluent in English, Arabic, German and formerly, French.

You can follow Yousef on Twitter @youseftv and Facebook facebook.com/yousef.tv

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  • How Will Sudan Dispute Affect Oil Exports? Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 4:46 AM ET
    JUBA, SUDAN - JANUARY 09: Southern Sudanese celebrate at the end of the first day of voting for the independence referendum January 9, 2011 in Juba, Sudan. Southern Sudan is participating in an independence referendum today following a historic 2005 peace treaty that brought an end to decades of civil war between the Arab north and predominantly Christian and animist south. The south is expected to vote around 99 percent to secede from the north which will also give it a majority of Sudan's oil

    Sudan has warned nascent South Sudan it would not allow what it described as widened aggression along the border. A state of emergency is already in effect after several weeks of clashes and fears are growing of an escalation into a full-blown war.

  • Democracy is “well within reach” in Egypt and has “significant upside potential” in the medium term, Renaissance Capital said in its latest report. It expected investments to increase after the country’s presidential elections, scheduled for later this month.

  • Saudi Arabia appears to have been building crude oil inventories in lower domestic demand months in a scramble to offset the risks of “limited” effective spare production capacity, Goldman Sachs said on Wednesday.

Access: Middle East: More Episodes

  • Samer Khoury, president of the Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), discusses the challenges facing businesses in the Middle East due to political instability.

  • The chief executive of Qatar's largest private commercial bank, R Seetharaman tells CNBC how he plans to reclaim lost market share and go global.

  • As many governments struggle to provide quality in the classroom, global private education provider GEMS is looking to expand aggressively. The firm's chairman, Sunny Varkey, outlines the long-term goals and explains why making profit from running schools is not a bad thing.