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Rabat and Algiers cross swords over UN role

Western Sahara remains in limbo while the two states tussling over it step up guerrilla diplomacy

The latest skirmishes in the long-running struggle between Morocco and Algeria over Western Sahara have drawn in the UN as they exchange fire over allegations of impropriety by the...


Egypt adds to Minusma's misery

Egypt plans to withdraw its combat convoy units from the Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations unies pour la stabilisation au Mali (Minusma) UN peacekeeping force in Mal...


Dubaiba woos UAE and Haftar with about-turn on oil

Dubaiba tries to end embargo and undercut his eastern-based rival Bashagha by naming Bengdara as the new state oil chief

The latest arena of conflict between the country's two opposing governments is the crucial position of head of the National Oil Company (NOC). A complex political game between the ...


Saïed ratchets up the autocracy

Oppositionists are divided on how to respond to the President’s proposed authoritarian constitution

With less than three weeks before a referendum to decide on President Kais Saïed's new constitution, political parties and civil society are rejecting it as a gateway to unbri...


Death at the border

The death of over 25 migrants on 24 June after more than 2,000 people tried to jump the fence separating the enclave of Melilla and Nador, in northern Morocco, has prompted a furio...


Plan mooted to settle east-west split

The country is back to rule by two governments – but support is growing for devolution instead of the stalled international push for national elections

Libya looks more divided than at any time since the 2011 revolution. It boasts one government in Tripoli ruling the west, and another in Sirte which is recognised in the east &ndas...


Navigating through the fog of cold war

Only one national cause defines policy in Algiers and Rabat – and it isn't Ukraine

For Algeria and its ally, the Polisario Front, as for their bitter rival Morocco, a 'national cause' remains their main preoccupation. For Algeria it is independence of the Saharan...


United by dissolution

Dozens of parliamentarians have been hauled in for questioning since last week's online parliamentary session that voted to rescind President Kaïs Saïed's rule by decree....


Back to the IMF…again

Egypt is looking for a bailout for the third time since 2016, as the Ukraine war hits the economy and foreign portfolio investors head for the exit

The unfolding economic damage from Russia's war on Ukraine has again exposed Egypt's vulnerability to rising food and oil prices and the fickle money markets. On 23 March, the Inte...


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