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Crashing car barriers

A new free trade regime threatens car-makers. Some are trying to keep global competition at bay

This month, Mercedes-Benz became the first of several major motor-manufacturers which are expected to halt assembly work in Egypt. Under the country's trade treaty with the Europea...


Outward bound

Morocco has been busy buying influence in Washington, extending it in Francophone Africa and tightening its grip on Western Sahara

Officials and business leaders are celebrating their successful but costly campaign to outflank regional rival Algeria in the long dispute over Western Sahara. Morocco has also bes...


Sufism’s soft power

The monarch uses the country’s long Sufi tradition to help its foreign policy and neutralise its enemies

The effort by King Mohammed VI to extend Moroccan influence in West Africa depends in part on the country's historic Sufi ties with turuq (brotherhoods or orders) across the region...


Road to oblivion

A spate of trials linked to the East-West Highway, reputedly the world's most expensive road thanks to bribery and contract inflation, sent 16 public officials and intermediaries t...


Grand union on show

The new tripartite accord over the US$4.8 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam may not provide the resolution to arguments over the use of the Nile waters that the solemn ceremo...


Sinai militants rebrand

The army is claiming major success against Islamists in the peninsula but the newest affiliate of IS may be doing better than Cairo claims

Sinai's leading jihadist organisation, Ansar Beit el Makdis, publicly declared its affiliation to the 'Islamic State' (IS/Da'ish) and its 'Caliph' Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, last Novemb...


Concern for King and court

Plunging oil prices and rapprochement with France make for good news, but there are stirrings behind the headlines

After a period of personal trauma following the death in December of his friend and right-hand man, Minister of State Abdellah Baha, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane's face is br...


More war, more talks

The impact of jihadists claiming allegiance to IS has increased and General Haftar seems set on a military solution

The escalation of violence by 'Islamic State' in Libya over the past month has contributed fresh horror to an already bloody conflict. However, the prospect of IS succeeding in est...

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Complicated confiscation

Some of the assets of people most involved in Ben Ali’s business-based patronage are proving hard to reach

New Finance Minister, Slim Chaker, has been warned against confiscating assets from members of the inner circle of ex-President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali's regime, Africa Confidentia...


Doubts over banks sell-off

Privatisation looms for the state’s big stake in banking but the public could end up paying the debts of ex-President Ben Ali’s cronies


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