Africa

Leading Tunisian Islamist party under investigation for alleged foreign funding

Tunisia’s largest party, Ennahda, is accused of accepting funding from abroad for its political campaigns, as political turmoil continues in the North African country. A Tunisian prosecutor announced an investigation into three political parties on Wednesday, including the Islamist Ennahda party. Tunisia has been gripped by political turmoil since the …

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Egypt to press for arrest of Sisi outspoken critic Mohamed Ali

Egypt will ask Interpol to issue an arrest warrant for Mohamed Ali, a construction contractor and an outspoken critic of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, as it steps up its crackdown on opposition abroad. An Egyptian court dealing with threats to national security has tasked the government with addressing the International …

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Leading Tunisian Islamist party under investigation for alleged foreign funding

Tunisia’s largest party, Ennahda, is accused of accepting funding from abroad for its political campaigns, as political turmoil continues in the North African country. A Tunisian prosecutor announced an investigation into three political parties on Wednesday, including the Islamist Ennahda party. Tunisia has been gripped by political turmoil since the …

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What we know so far about Tunisia’s political crisis

Tunisia faces political, economic turmoil again as President Saied removes PM Mechichi, suspends Parliament. Often celebrated as the Arab Spring’s so-called success model, Tunisia is facing its biggest political crisis since the 2011 revolution that introduced democracy. On Sunday, President Kais Saied removed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, who was also …

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Uncovering the civilian toll of France’s anti-jihadist war in Mali

‘The children who were killed are not jihadists… I demand justice for our children.’ It was a January afternoon when Madabbel Diallo heard fighter jets circling overhead. He paid them no mind: French aircraft regularly hunt jihadists in this part of central Mali. He was attending a wedding, sitting with …

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Affaire Pegasus-Maroc : l’Unesco a-t-elle financé l’enquête ?

Des documents internes révèlent que l’institution internationale dirigée par Audrey Azoulay a répondu favorablement à une demande de subvention de la part de Forbidden Stories. Le ministère marocain des Affaires étrangères en est persuadé et s’apprête à le faire savoir à la directrice générale de l’Unesco à Paris, Audrey Azoulay …

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Egypt postpones nuclear power plant amid tensions with Russia over Nile dam

Egypt pauses El-Dabaa nuclear power plant project for two years amid tensions hanging over the relationship with Russia due to its recent position on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam crisis and its rapprochement with Ethiopia. Egypt announced the postponement of the completion of the El-Dabaa nuclear plant project to 2030 …

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Libyan militia leader sanctioned for war crimes killed in shootout

The International Criminal Court is investigating allegations and evidence that Mohammed al-Kani’s militia carried out crimes against humanity. The leader of Libya’s notorious Kaniyat militia, who was sanctioned for alleged war crimes by the United States and European Union, died in a raid by security forces near Benghazi on Tuesday. …

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Tunisia’s Leap into the Unknown

On 25 July, Tunisia’s President Kaïs Saïed invoked the constitution to seize emergency powers after months of crisis. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Riccardo Fabiani says compromise between Saïed and his parliamentary opponents remains possible, but so does grave violence.

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Tunisia: Crises Brings Ennahda’s Moment Of Truth One Step Closer

On the face of it, the political crisis unfolding in Tunisia could be viewed as fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, an unforeseeable event that does not look to have run its course. But such a simple explanation barely scratches the surface of the problems confronting the country, problems that many …

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