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Senate for Morocco

About a month after the United States Senate passed a bill that, very unusually, affects the disputed territory of Western Sahara, Washington lobbyists Gray Global Advisors reveale...


Surprise shake-up

The late February reshuffle came as a surprise because the quest for ministers will begin again after the presidential and parliamentary elections, due in the coming months. Some s...


Poll systems under scrutiny

No one yet knows what systems will be used in the coming elections but the conduct of the last referendum raised some big questions

Election observers have yet to learn what kind of electoral system will be employed in the presidential election that will precede parliamentary polls. However, for those experts i...


'Torpedo the dam'

Egypt is protesting to the United Nations Security Council and the International Criminal Court about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. It will also boycott a meeting in Khartou...


The El Sisi enigma

The head of the Egyptian military looks certain to be elected president in the next three months but his policies are a mystery

The popular clamour of ‘Sisi for President!’ started within days of General Abdel Fattah Khalil el Sisi removing Mohamed Mursi from the presidency on 3 July 2013. Ever ...


No end to deadlock

The region has long been a bone of contention between Algeria and Morocco – and natural resource opportunities are forcing it up the agenda

The impasse over the sovereignty of the former Spanish Sahara is still preventing the five Union du Maghreb arabe (UMA) nations from achieving regional unity. Prospects of ending t...


Headaches for Benkirane

A deteriorating economic situation adds to political tension as parties manoeuvre for next year’s elections

Morocco seems to have emerged stronger from the Arab Spring. The constitution promises a more open political system and improved human rights. A coalition government led by the Par...


Après moi, moi

Despite his infirmity, Bouteflika is set to run again in April for a fourth term. The ruling elite is bereft of political or economic ideas

Inconceivable though it seemed only a few months ago that the enfeebled, 76-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika could stand again after his stroke, that is exactly what he is l...


Abdel Aziz plays it safe

The President will hold the political ring while coopting minor politicians and parties, but he’s keeping out of the regional operation in Mali

Although the ruling Union pour la République suffered setbacks in some smaller regions in last year’s general election, it has consolidated its grip and still monopoli...


Consolidation is the goal

The political calendar is crowded as the forces that took control of the state and ousted Mursi seek to strengthen their position

Egyptian electors will be called to the ballot box at least three times in 2014, to approve the new constitution, elect a president and choose a single-chamber parliament. This wil...


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