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Elusive legitimacy

Currency devaluation will shape economic prospects this year but the President faces conflicts within and outside his country's borders 

Coping with the effects of the 50% devaluation of the Egyptian pound at the end of 2016 will be the main preoccupation of the government and the public in the coming year. The most...


Taking a pounding

The government's attempt to use the IMF to raise funds for a bail-out is unravelling

As the International Monetary Fund delays approval of a jumbo loan and Cairo quarrels with Saudi Arabia, a key source of cheap cash, the government's economic strategy is in tatter...


How to win friends

Reports of fresh clashes in Western Sahara suggest an urgency in Rabat's bid to rejoin the African Union

On a swing through Rwanda and Tanzania late last month, King Mohammed VI used the trip to promote his main causes: getting back into the African Union and outflanking the Western S...


Premier Benkirane is back

The Islamist PJD won the most votes in this month's elections but it faces some hard bargaining to form another coalition

It should have been a dramatic general election on 7 October, pitting the Islamist-led government's record of social conservatism and economic stagnation against a Westernised libe...


The scramble for the spoils

Western policy looks confused and contradictory, while the UN stands accused of giving in to blackmail 

The political process set up by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has buckled under the weight of the country's multiple divisions, leaving Western governments c...


Gadaffi's desperate bid

The lawyers for the late dictator's son are trying to persuade the ICC to drop its case against him

International lawyers for Seif el Islam Gadaffi, son of the late dictator Moammar el Gadaffi, have made a U-turn in their defence strategy at the International Criminal Court and w...


Red Sea wrangles

Anxious to repair the damage to relations with Riyadh, the government has launched an appeal against a surprise court ruling that two Red Sea islands may not be transferred to Saud...


Angry Sisi lashes judiciary

A ruling against the ceding of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has prompted the President to sack senior judges

The latest episode in the Red Sea islands saga has seen a judge make a ruling in open defiance of President Abdel Fatah el Sisi. When El Sisi announced he was ceding sovereignty ov...


From putschist to third termer

The President trumpets his successes as he tries for a third term, but oppositionists and outsiders see things very differently

Two years into his second term as President, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is promoting Mauritania as a key pillar of regional security. He enjoys warm relations with neighbouring states...


Political plots in a slow month

The latest reshuffle promises more effective economic policies but the generals keep a wary eye on the presidential clan

Amid the more relaxed atmosphere of the month of Ramadan, political soothsayers in Algiers are swinging from one forecast, such as the revived ruling clique beginning serious econo...


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