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El Sisi marshals his allies

The President is calming the nerves of supporters in parliament who fear a new election is too risky

The approach of Egypt's presidential elections, which are scheduled for April 2018, revealed a split among supporters of President Abdel Fattah el Sisi in the House of Representati...


The state stays captured

The end of Tebboune's short premiership underlines who holds real influence in Algiers and could mark a deeper shift in the power structure

A respected senior technocrat who dared to take on the 'oligarchs' making huge fortunes in alliance with the head of state and his family has met his political end. There was priva...


Abdel Aziz way

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has secured a 'Yes' vote in a referendum on abolishing the upper chamber of the country's parliament and changing the national flag. It also had t...


All at sea over migration

A row over a deal between Rome and Tripoli to police the Mediterranean points to deepening divisions on migration in Africa and Europe

An Italian operation backing efforts by the Libyan coastguard to intercept ships carrying migrants across the Mediterranean risks widening the political fight between the country's...


States of failure

Foreign supporters of the factions locked in civil war are falling out as the fighting intensifies and solutions are as distant as ever

Fighting between General Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) and its rivals has been increasing, while Da'ish (Islamic State) proves that it remains a potent force, despite...


Rif in revolt

Rebellion is stirring once more in the northern Rif region, regardless of King Mohammed VI's efforts to pacify the area with big infrastructural investment, such as the Tanger-Med ...


Polls provide no answers

Election apathy and crony capitalism remain untouched by Algeria's latest brush with democracy

Many of Algeria's décideurs – those who hold the reins of power – are relieved that France's presidential election saw a younger generation of establishment cand...


Bye bye Benkirane

With the Prime Minister now out of government, the Palace has won an important round in its battle with the Islamists

For now, King Mohammed VI's much anticipated move to replace Abdelilah Benkirane as Prime Minister seems to have ended a deep political crisis that lasted nearly six months. During...


Squaring the triangle

Momentum is building behind General Haftar but the UN-supported government in Tripoli still has strong advocates

International support for General Khalifa Haftar and his Libyan National Army (LNA), based in the east, is growing beyond his core base of external supporters of Egypt, Russia and ...


Standoff in the Sahara

Moroccan forces have withdrawn behind their defensive wall at Guerguerat in Western Sahara after months of rising tension on the disputed territory's southern border with Mauritani...


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