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Fortune favours new regime

War fatigue and unexpected compromise have combined to give the leaders of the new transitional government a flying start

Ten years from the start of the revolution that overthrew the Moammar el Gadaffi regime and six-and-a-half years after Libya split in two and civil war began, a unitary transitiona...


Fireworks on the streets

Frustration with dismal economic prospects and political infighting broke out on the tenth anniversary of the revolution

There were plenty of fireworks on 14 January, the tenth anniversary of the 2011 revolution. Not, however, in celebration of the event. In suburbs of the capital and towns across th...


Jagged path to elections

Libya now has a shortlist of 21 candidates for the post of prime minister and 24 for the three vacancies on the Presidency Council (one president and two vice-presidents), the UN a...


The King's quiet gong

Not all Moroccans were delighted when one of Donald Trump's very last actions as United States president was to award a rare Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to King Mohamm...


Building the house of Sisi

Cairo is pressing ahead with an extravagant new capital city as it adjusts to the region’s changing geopolitics

Egypt's government will talk up its economy in 2021, trumpeting the opening of a vast museum in Giza housing Tutankhamun's skeleton and death mask, and the transfer of government t...


Polls, parlays and proxies

Practically every conceivable factor in Libya’s chaos could prevent planned year-end elections, but they may yet succeed

Only one thing is in Libya's diary for 2021: presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 December, the 70th anniversary of the country's independence in 1951. All 75 local polit...


In intensive care

President Tebboune's long stay in Germany raises questions about his grip on power while the military is keen to flex its muscles abroad

There were glimmers of hope when a civilian president with a reformist reputation, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, was elected after mass protests ended his strongman predecessor's 20-year r...


Recovery and resistance

The election is just one of the challenges facing a palace beset by protest over relations with Israel and the pandemic’s effects

The Palace seems to be managing social tensions arising from the economic fallout of Covid-19 and coping with the widespread distaste for the kingdom's restoration of diplomatic re...


King reaps Saharan dividend

Rabat has secured a big diplomatic win by restoring relations with Israel, but also faces new risks

This summer, King Mohammed VI (M6) told United States presidential son-in-law and Middle East envoy Jared Kushner that Morocco would need a very big reward for restoring diplomatic...


Gunfight ends 30-year calm

Polisario's efforts to stymie Morocco's growing trans-African trade may have yielded more results than decades of talk

While Morocco was congratulating itself on persuading an emerging regional power, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to open a consulate in El Ayoun (known to Moroccans as Laâyoune), ...


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