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Hangings resume

Executions have resumed in Egypt, Africa Confidential understands. At least seven people are believed to have been hanged since 16 June.


Ould alliance

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz surprised no one with his re-election on 22 June. That gives him a second five-year term with 81.89% of the vote. His campaign focused on providin...


Adrift in dangerous waters

Bouteflika’s infirmity symbolises a rudderless state. The regime lacks the strength to produce domestic reform or regional reliability

It may have been a landslide but President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's April election victory failed to convince. It nonetheless left him and the powerful machine behind him promising a...


Take the lead if you can

Reports of Algerian forces operating in Libya underline the size of the regional security challenge and raise questions about Algiers’ leadership

A rise in protest in the south is adding to concern in Algiers that its vast Saharan landmass, which holds most of its key oil and gas reserves, could spin out of control, along wi...


Filling in the blanks

El Sisi is concentrating on building a political power base and leaving trusted technocrats to tackle the tough economic challenges ahead

With the formalities of yesterday's presidential inauguration behind him, Field Marshal Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi's key new challenge is to ensure that he wins a solid majority in...


Enforcers freed

Most of the senior security officers who served ex-President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali are being freed. Many were sentenced to life imprisonment for their role in killing protestors ...


Turn out for the Field Marshal

The election result was never in doubt but polling was extended in the hope of improving El Sisi’s mandate and obtaining a better turnout

Abdel Fatah Khalil el Sisi will start his presidency knowing that a significant proportion of the public has faith in his pledge to bring security and eventual prosperity through p...


Enter the General

Retired General Khalifa Haftar has taken on the Islamist militias that dominate the east and intends to capture Parliament and seize power

A group of senior officers led by General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, Chief of Staff under the late Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi, is drawing militias to its banner from across Libya in ...


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