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The agony and the ecstasy

The military takeover in Egypt may eventually lead to fresh elections but it challenges the country's fledgling democracy. It will certainly strengthen the political roles of both ...


Dam and blast it

Cairo has backed down from threats of war over Ethiopia’s dam on the Nile but has failed to resolve any of the serious environmental issues

Egyptian Foreign Minister, Mohamed Kamel Amr, was trying to calm tension over the control of the River Nile, after a meeting his Ethiopian counterpart, Tewodros Adhanom, in Addis A...


The Nile in numbers

Some 95% of the water that Egypt relies upon comes from the Nile

Some 85% of the Nile waters originate in the Ethiopian Highlands, flowing down the Blue Nile and two smaller tributaries. The remaining 15% comes down the White Nile from the Great...


Abdel Aziz's uncertain grip

The President has tried to help the West while not riling his own public. He faces plenty of opposition, but it is unfocused

President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz returned to Nouakchott in the second week in June, following yet another medical check-up in France after being wounded in the stomach in October ...


Gaffes on the Nile

Such is the level of distrust around President Mohamed Mursi’s beleaguered government that some insiders are convinced his officials deliberately misled opposition politicians abo...


Brotherly love

Amidst economic woes, the MB increases its presence in cabinet

The second cabinet reshuffle since President Mohamed Mursi appointed Hisham Kandil Prime Minister last August further bolsters the position of the Muslim Brotherhood at the core of...


Patience snaps over IMF

Two senior Finance Ministry officials resign over the government’s continuing refusal to grasp the nettle of an IMF package

Talks with the International Monetary Fund and other financiers over a US$15 billion package of assistance and structural reform continue but the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated gover...


No cash to count on

The failure of successive governments to get a grip on economic policy has left Egypt’s finances in a perilous state

In November, President Mohamed Mursi decided to give priority to consolidating his power base. The economic consequences are now becoming starkly apparent. Foreign exchange reserve...


Splits prolong crisis

Long before opposition leader Chokri Belaïd was assassinated, the political crisis was in full flow. No end is in sight

An already serious political crisis was exacerbated when gunmen killed Chokri Belaïd on 6 February and Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, from the ruling Hizb Ennahda (Renaissance Party...


Answers needed

When opposition leader Chokri Belaïd was shot dead by three masked men in a black car on 6 February, the secular opposition, the mainstream Islamist Hizb Ennahda and much of the...


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