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Proxies battle over Tripoli

There's a stalemate on the ground while each side's foreign supporters use high-tech weaponry to try to change the strategic balance

As the campaign of Benghazi-based strongman Khalifa Haftar to take Tripoli slows down, foreign powers are putting more and more resources into the fight, including armed drones and...

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New faces, old enmities

Candidates are lining up for the first round of presidential poll now scheduled for 15 September. The smart money is on Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi to succeed President Béji ...


Sisi's Sinai stalemate

The temporary cancellation of flights to Cairo by major airlines on security grounds this month and the handing over of El Arish port to the military are reminders that the Islamis...


Lobbying pays off for Bourita

Rabat’s charm offensive on Brussels has been bearing fruit, as the EU offers deals during the Foreign Minister’s red-carpet visit

Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita had plenty of reasons to be cheerful after getting the red-carpet treatment from the European Union during his late-June visit. Morocco's foreign mi...


Air strikes risk escalation

Bombings in support of Haftar's army not only killed detained African would-be migrants but increased the prospects of ever-greater foreign involvement

When Libya's eastern military strongman, General Khalifa Haftar, launched his offensive to capture Tripoli on 4 April, he hoped for a blitzkrieg. What he got was a battle of attrit...


Ghazouani’s modest mandate

Ex-President Abdel Aziz has smoothly slipped his placeman into his old job while a reinvigorated opposition failed and the world turned away

Opposition leaders were left with much to ponder after the 22 June presidential election handed Mohamed Ould Cheikh el Ghazouani outright victory on the first ballot with 52% of th...


Nobbling Nabil

The establishment has taken fright at popular new politicians, and is trying to kill off genuine challenges to the president and ruling party

A political class absorbed by the painfully long run-up to parliamentary elections on 6 October and the presidential poll on 17 November has suddenly found itself with a surprise o...


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