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The long goodbye

There is unease in Algiers where the focus on the President’s health is obscuring long-term political and economic reform

Algerians worry about their future in a world where oil, which with natural gas still accounts for over 95% of exports, is trading at below US$55 per barrel. It is a world which al...


A tale of two cities

Although Islamist forces have the edge in Tripoli, Haftar’s forces are ahead in Benghazi as a new battle is joined over control of oil revenues

The two main political camps are fighting for power in two distinct conflicts, one centred on Tripoli, the other on Benghazi. General Khalifa Haftar's 'Operation Dignity' troops ar...

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Grim down south

Peace appears to be returning to the M'zab region (capital Ghardaïa) of southern Algeria where communal violence stoked tension in the run-up to April's presidential election....


Shoukry gets stuck in

While President Abdel Fatah el Sisi and the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces handle substantial foreign affairs matters, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry is usually left with litt...


Slim pickings

Slim Riahi, a 42-year-old Bizerta-born businessman with British and Tunisian citizenship, is pitting himself against political heavyweight Béji Caïd Essebsi of Nidaa To...


Coalition time

Tunisia elects a new, 217-member Parliament on 26 October and all eyes are on the possible coalitions that will follow. A formal coalition between the front-runners, the Islamist H...


Critical votes and toxic loans

Ahead of key national elections, concern is mounting about the legacy of bad loans from the time of President Ben Ali

Dealing with bad debts from the Zine el Abidine Ben Ali era which threaten the banking system has proved so problematic that the government has been contradicting itself. On the mo...


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...


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