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The big borrow

Cairo has lined up external credit worth $15bn to help it deal with Covid-19, but the debt will be sustainable only if there is a rapid recovery

The first hard indication of the extent of the damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic on Egypt’s finances came in early April, when the central bank released data showi...


Locking down the system

The elite is using the pandemic to consolidate its position while the grass-roots opposition struggles to regain traction

President Abdelmajid Tebboune's government is emerging from the coronavirus crisis financially much poorer but more politically secure, as the lockdown has given the post-Abdelaziz...


Haftar falls back

Now that General Haftar is in retreat, he says he’s backing Egypt’s ceasefire plan. The government in Tripoli may try to finish him off first

Fourteen months after launching his 'lightning' offensive to seize the Libyan capital and oust the UN-recognised Government of National Accord, eastern-based General Khalifa Haftar...


West too wild for Haftar

Although his Libyan National Army (LNA) still controls eastern and southern Libya, General Khalifa Haftar has suffered a string of heavy defeats in western Libya, leaving his hopes...


Army steps up role

Egypt has been one of countries most severely affected in Africa, with cases approaching 1,000 and deaths nearing 50 as March came to an end. The first cases were linked with a Nil...


Protests on pause

Algerians became accustomed to staying at home during the 1990s conflict between the state and radical Islam. The extent to which they are prepared to observe the lockdown was evid...


The spring unsprung

The fifth most infected country in Africa, Tunisia is also the only relative success story of the 2011 Arab Spring, but there are fears that the coronavirus could destroy all that ...


No coronavirus ceasefire

Unlike its neighbours, Libya reported no coronavirus cases before 24 March, a beneficial effect of the civil war restricting the movement of people and businesses in and out of the...


King takes charge

In the first week of Morocco's lockdown, King Mohammed VI ordered a show of force his late father King Hassan II would have approved, calling troops and tanks onto the streets of m...


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