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Lack of Coordination and Panic Compromise the African Military Coalition Fighting Boko Haram

Lack of Coordination and Panic Compromise the African Military Coalition Fighting Boko Haram

Government Troops battling Boko Haram in West, Central Africa and in the Sahel appear poorly equipped and badly trained to deal with an aggressive insurgency. The disastrous bombing on February…

Morocco’s Billions Stashed in Private Swiss Accounts

Morocco’s Billions Stashed in Private Swiss Accounts

It is not such a shocking news to learn that Africa’s political and business leaders have long been breaching the trust of their nations by moving money into confidential and…

The Libyan Crisis: The Moroccan Negotiations Likely to Lead to Nowhere

The Libyan Crisis: The Moroccan Negotiations Likely to Lead to Nowhere

The Libyan government based in the east of the country and affiliated to the House of Representatives (HoR) is ready to join the negotiating table in Morocco, after it decided…

Can the Chad Reach and Maintain Regional Leadership?

Can the Chad Reach and Maintain Regional Leadership?

The country of Chad does not want to be called “the Dead Heart of Africa” anymore. Although it is one of the world’s poorest countries, it is trying to become…

North Mali Crisis: The Failure of the Algiers Talks

North Mali Crisis: The Failure of the Algiers Talks

The fifth round of talks on peace in northern Mali ended in Algiers with nothing in favor of the northern populations. Pitting the government of Mali in Bamako to the…

Mauritania’s Brutal Crackdown of Anti-Slavery Campaigners

Mauritania’s Brutal Crackdown of Anti-Slavery Campaigners

Mauritania is one of the very few countries that continues to endorse slavery in pratice, despite laws that ban it. And the government, dominated by Arab ethnics has been using…

The Egyptian Government Signals Some Easing of an All-Out Repression Strategy

The Egyptian Government Signals Some Easing of an All-Out Repression Strategy

There are some tiny signals coming from Egypt that President Sissi and his government are looking to ease a few of the many severe repressive measures enacted since the ousting…

Algeria’s Finances: 2015 Likely to be a Tough Year

Algeria’s Finances: 2015 Likely to be a Tough Year

Over the past years Algeria has enjoyed a steady stream of strong revenues. Oil money has been used partly to stimulate national savings, to pay for general economic development and…

A Story of Gold, Misery and a Territory under Surveillance

A Story of Gold, Misery and a Territory under Surveillance

Since April 2014, an unprecedented frenzy has taken shape in northern Niger. This state of tension came with the discovery of three gold sites in the Agadez region, where new…

Egypt: The Extraordinary Tale of a Wholesale Death Sentence

Egypt: The Extraordinary Tale of a Wholesale Death Sentence

The Egyptian regime is using some of the most severe tools of punishment to signal its Islamist foes that it means business. Death sentencing is obviously one of them, except…

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