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A spring in the step

The president may be on his way out, but who will replace him is far from clear as the protest movement ploughs on

The Arab Spring has finally reached Algeria. People power on a scale not seen in 30 years forced elderly and infirm President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to agree not to stand for a fifth...


Haftar puts south in the game

The Serraj camp claims all the legitimacy but General Haftar's forces now control the south – and have all the clout

The Sharara oilfield is appropriately named: the Arabic word means 'spark'. It was the catalyst for a dramatic change in the strategic balance between General Khalifa Haftar's Liby...


Fishing for favours

Encouraged by a powerful Moroccan lobbying effort, the European Parliament decided on 12 February to endorse the new EU-Morocco Sustainable Fisheries Partnership Agreement in appar...


Eight years of transition

As established parties gear up for elections later this year, Premier Chahed's new party hopes to offer a credible alternative

Two distinct narratives dominate the political landscape eight years after President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia as the Arab Spring erupted. One relates to the par...


President says au revoir

Abdel Aziz looks ready to stand down, but he is keeping a tight rein on power and may yet decide to return

The announcement that Defence Minister Mohamed Ould Cheikh el Ghazouani is to be the ruling Union pour la République (UPR) candidate in this year's presidential elections ha...


Anger and innovation

The king’s new development strategy will seek to answer chronic problems that threaten the monarchy’s long-term stability

There will be more glitzy openings of high-profile infrastructure like Africa's first high-speed train, coupled with headline-grabbing sackings of officials following 'colèr...


A stasis of emergency

Bouteflika looks certain to stand again. Sick, isolated and out of ideas, he is a cipher for a political system that is out of time

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's quiet mid-January visit to his cardiologist in Grenoble reminded Algerians that for all the country's economic and social problems, politics remain...


Business thrives, society waits

Gas finds, steady oil prices and the recovery of tourism help a strengthening economy while rights take a back seat

The Egyptian economy is primed to show impressive results in 2019 on the basis of core indicators such as real GDP growth, the current account and foreign direct investment. Howeve...


Sisi & Sons

The President’s allies are drafting changes to the constitution to entrench his powers. Sisi’s sons are taking a greater role

President Abdel Fattah el Sisi's long-anticipated plan to change the constitution to extend his term in office has begun to take shape. He began his second term as president in Jun...


Posturing in Palermo

The latest effort to solve Libya’s crisis produces grandstanding but little progress as European powers compete for influence

The Palermo conference on Libya on 12-13 November called by Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was as much about Italy's primacy in the north African conflict as about the meeti...


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