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Sudan: al-Burhan, Khalig, Dagalo…Abdalla Hamdok

Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, the chairman of Sudan’s Sovereign Council, Sudanese Air Force, Lieutenant General Salah Abdel Khalig, Transitional Military Council (TMC), Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), Mohamed Hamdan “Hemedti” Dagalo’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF). Samuel Ramani is a doctoral … Continue reading

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Algeria: best prospects for U.S. exporters and investors.

Brief Description of Call: Join U.S. Ambassador Desrocher for an overview of Algeria’s recent political transition, its economy, business climate, and best prospects for U.S. exporters and investors. John Desrocher is the U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Democratic Republic of … Continue reading

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Egypt: Hosni Mubarak died aged 91

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak died aged 91 on February 25 2020 after undergoing surgery, state television said. [August 18 2020   Egypt’s Tahrir Square November 18 2011 protest seen today   ]     The shadow of the Arab Spring looms. … Continue reading

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Somalia: power-sharing replaced by votes?

Under a new system, Somalis will vote directly for parties, with parliamentary seats being allocated according to the final tallies. Members of parliament will then elect the president and prime minister. The prime minister must come from the majority party … Continue reading

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Lebanon: default on loan payments – austerity?

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is in Lebanon to help tackle the country’s deepening economic crisis. The government is yet to decide whether it will default on its loan payments – a move that could lead to … Continue reading

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Algeria: One year of Hirak freedom demonstrations

#Alger 21/02/20 17h:10Rue Didouche. Avant la fin de la grandiose marche d’aujourd’hui #Vendredi_53RDV pris pour demain à 10h pour l’anniversaire du #Hirak ✌️💪#Revolution_22_fevrier#Algérie #الجزائر#الحراك_53#الجمعة_53#الحراك_مستمر pic.twitter.com/dieNydgWW8 — Algerien Libre (@AILibre) February 21, 2020 Now that newly elected President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is … Continue reading

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Tunisia:  new cabinet to root out corruption? Revised list – Ennahda party onboard

The Ennahda party won seven portfolios in the new lineup and has given the green light to the cabinet, paving the way for a favourable vote in the assembly on February 26 2020. [ February 20 2020 ] Tunisia’s prime … Continue reading

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