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Finance smiles on government

Multilateral lenders and Western governments shower Tunisia with credit in the hope the country does not go the way of neighbouring Libya or Egypt

The World Bank became the latest lender to signal its support for the interim government in Tunis when it lent it US$100 million last week to help banks to lend to small businesses...


Saudi Arabia targets Khartoum

The National Congress Party’s support for Egypt’s Muslim Brothers is exacting a heavy political and economic cost

Financial sanctions on Sudan by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are a political warning shot. The immediate targets are Khartoum's backing for Egypt's banned Muslim Broth...


El Sisi's spring offensive

The Field Marshal deploys a full armoury of marketing and social media tools to extend his political base as he launches his presidential campaign

One of the first public appearances that Field Marshal Abdel Fatah Saeed Hussein Khalil el Sisi made after stepping down as Defence Minister and Army Commander on 26 March was in a...


Bid for Sahara rights

Two former United Nations officials are lobbying for human rights monitoring to be added to the Mission des nations unies pour le référendum dans le Sahara Occidental...


Out of reach

The shareholders of Egypt's Ajwa for Food Industries Company are embroiled in a long-running dispute with the former non-executive Chairman, the Saudi Arabian billionaire Sheikh Mo...


Dam leak hits Addis

Ethiopia risks isolation in the row with Egypt over the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) now that the previously secret Independent Panel of Experts' repo...


Kill the drill

The Norwegian-based company Aker Solutions has decided to stop providing oil services to its drilling rig in disputed waters off Western Sahara after Africa Confidential publicised...


Libya links worry Wall Street

US prosecutors are scrutinising the methods used to get lucrative Libyan investments and the role of brokers and agents

The United States regulatory authorities are closing in on several cases involving US financial institutions and possible bribes and commissions for the late Colonel Moammer el Gad...


Testing the offshore limits

Sahrawi officials are again trying to get the UN to intervene with oil companies drilling in disputed offshore areas

A legal battle may be brewing between the Polisario Front, which since 1973 has aspired to rule Western Sahara, and Norwegian oil services company Aker Solutions over offshore expl...


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