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Seizing the spoils of war

From people-trafficking to oil theft, crime is the mainstay of all the armed groups. International organisations are finally acting

Local and international authorities are finally moving against Libya's myriad criminal networks, which finance militias and make personal fortunes. Yet criminality remains pervasiv...


Fishing for recognition

The precise legal position of the European Union's fisheries agreement with Morocco may now be clear, but few seem to have noticed. The European Court of Justice ruled on 27 Februa...


Tunis fiddles as revolt grows

While politicians focus on electoral alliances, the economy remains stuck and marginalised communities are angry

After taking office amid high hopes that technocratic ministers could deliver results, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed's increasingly beleaguered government is confronted by yet anot...


El Sisi's shrinking circle

The President sacked his spy chief a day before announcing his re-election bid. The narrowing of his inner circle betrays jitters

President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's office announced the departure of Khaled Fawzy as head of the General Intelligence Service (GIS) on 18 January, the day before the President formal...


Bombs, votes and petrodollars

Buoyed by Gulf money, the President is certain to be re-elected. But Islamic insurgents pose a growing threat

The presidential election, to be held on 26-28 March, and all but certainly resulting in a second term for Abdel Fattah el Sisi, will be the major event of 2018. El Sisi and his ba...


Forward on the southern front

The Kingdom sees a big future for itself south of the Sahara, but it may not have the resources to ensure success

King Mohammed VI (M6) has invested a huge amount of political capital – and the biggest Moroccan banks and corporations' money – in making one of Africa's most notable strategic pi...


Cold war and glacial change

Hostility to Morocco will persist and the political system will stay frozen, as the Western Sahara issue languishes

Speculation around the scheduled 2019 presidential election says much about the snail's pace at which Algeria's political class moves. Front de libération nationale (FLN) loyalists...


Courtship and crackdowns

Many Moroccans are proud to see their king bestriding the global stage but are less keen on the autocratic side of royalty

Moroccans are now used to King Mohammed VI (M6) leading the kingdom's drive to become a political and economic heavyweight in Africa. For decades North African leaders tended to lo...


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