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Calling all investors

Multinationals are starting to see Egypt’s potential as a strategic hub but there few signs of a major revival in foreign interest

Egypt is taking halting steps towards dismantling obstacles in the way of attracting foreign investment, However, it looks as though it will continue to be dependent on support fro...


High stakes in the Sinai fight

The Islamist revolt in the peninsula grew rapidly after Mubarak’s fall. Now, neither government forces nor their jihadist foes can control the area

Over the last ten years, radical Islamists have gained a foothold among the disaffected tribes of the Sinai peninsula and now a full-blown insurgency is in progress. The slow-burni...

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Parliaments at sea

Egypt and its new ally the UAE join battle against jihadist fighters while two parliaments compete for power on the ground

After Tripoli International Airport fell to Islamist-led forces from Misurata on 23 August, the victors were quick to announce that they would resuscitate the country's former Parl...


The mystery men and the embassy bombings

Two men played key roles in the double attack: one using Sudan as his springboard, the other under the noses of the US army, CIA and FBI

Fazul Abdullah Mohamed Ali, a Comoran, and Ali Mohamed, an Egyptian, both played key roles in the 1998 Embassy bombings in East Africa, according to court documents: the former as ...


Not waving but drifting

Some see the kingdom as a star in this troubled region but a political vacuum at the top and a lack of ideas are holding it back

Prescient members of the ruling class are feeling uneasy, even in Casablanca's smartest restaurants and on its widest boulevards, thronged by designer shops and choked with luxury ...


Demarche in DC

The tension between Egypt and its long-time ally, the United States, was evident at this week's Africa summit following US criticism of Cairo's human rights record. New Foreign Min...


Heading for the hills

The government is rallying the people behind a major campaign against the jihadists despite weak economic indicators

Tunisian security forces are beefing up their campaign against Islamist militants in the Mont Chaambi mountains along the Algerian border with a major purchase of helicopters from ...


Islamists strike back

Unable to take on General Haftar's forces in Benghazi, jihadist militias strike at his allies in Tripoli

Islamist militias aligned with Libya's Muslim Brotherhood have mounted their most serious counter-offensive yet against forces loyal to General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar in a series ...


More Gulf cash needed

The subsidy cuts have much to do with keeping the El Sisi regime’s benefactors on-side but Egypt's energy prices are still among the lowest in the world

As the Egyptian public digested the news on 5 July that the prices of petrol, diesel and electricity had all been sharply increased, three senior economic ministers flew to the Gul...


The centre moves east

The country’s centre of gravity may be moving towards Benghazi but away from the Muslim Brotherhood

It may not be until after the Eid celebrations at the end of Ramadan that Libya's third interim Parliament can appoint an executive. The results of the 25 June elections probably w...


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