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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...


Dam provocations

Egypt has reacted with annoyance to further undiplomatic remarks from Ethiopia about the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) being a fait accompli that everyone else will have t...


Separating mosque and state

Veteran Islamist leader Rachid Ghannouchi has surprised many by announcing that, henceforth, his Hizb Ennahda would separate politics from religious work. It would operate as a 'de...


Desperately seeking dollars

The promise of $22 billion from Saudi Arabia will do little to alleviate the chronic shortage of foreign exchange

King Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud's 7-12 April official visit to Egypt celebrated economic closeness and demonstrated how open the kingdom's wallet was for aid, trade and investme...


Rabat's Cold War manoeuvre

The kingdom is desperate to roll back a series of diplomatic setbacks over the Western Sahara and has the UN in its sights

Last month's visit to Moscow by King Mohammed VI had echoes of the political manoeuvres favoured by his late father, King Hassan II, who liked to play both sides in the Cold War ag...


Old problems for Sisi’s new faces

There are ten new ministers in the cabinet but they face the same persistent difficulties as their predecessors

The government feels it needs to show a new face when it presents its programme – as required by the new constitution – to parliament on 27 March. President Abdel Fattah el Sisi re...


Drawing a line in Libya

The West's military and political leaders are pondering a major new armed intervention as Da'ish's momentum builds

Signs are emerging that another major Western intervention in the Arab-African world is on the horizon. United States President Barack Obama is telling his National Security Counci...

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One country for old men

The securocrats are back but so is unrest. Anger at poor economic prospects endangers North Africa's most promising democracy

In January 2011, young Tunisians fuelled the Jasmine Revolution. Today, the country looks more and more like a gerontocracy. Disappointment at the outcome of the revolution, especi...


Rows in the echo chamber

The newly elected House of Representatives is meant to rubber stamp the actions of the presidency but is by no means united 

On 12 January 2015, in the run-up to Egypt's parliamentary elections, President Abdel Fatah el Sisi invited the heads of 15 of the newly formed political parties to the Presidentia...


A cure that could kill

The West wants a government that can invite it in to attack ISIS. But any government that does so could disintegrate and leave something worse

Foreign interests, led by the United States and France, favour military intervention in Libya to curb the expansion of 'Islamic State' (IS/ISIS/Da'ish). The Islamist militia's atta...


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