Africa

Libya swears in new prime minister of unity government

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has vowed to unify the war-torn country and lambasted the presence of foreign mercenaries. Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, Libya’s new prime minister, was sworn in on Monday ahead of United Nations-sponsored elections set for December that aim to reunite the war-wracked country a decade after the overthrow of …

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Algeria’s Islamist parties failing to inspire

Moderate Islamist parties in Algeria, which have been weakened by factionalism and internal disagreements over the years, are unlikely to increase their base in the upcoming general and local elections. Algeria’s moderate Islamist parties are unlikely to be able to capitalize on the snap general and local elections that President …

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Eastern Libyan forces say senior local IS militant captured

Forces of Libya’s eastern military strongman said they arrested a suspected senior local Islamic State fighter on Sunday in a southwestern town known to be a militant hideout. Mohammed Miloud was once an IS leader in the coastal city of Sirte, held by the group before they were driven out …

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Egypt says Turkey must lay ground for normalising ties with actions

Turkey’s actions must show alignment with Egypt’s principles and goals for relations between the two countries to return to normal, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Sunday. Shoukry confirmed contacts between Cairo and Ankara after years of tensions but indicated that dialogue was limited.

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Egypt, Sudan coordinate positions in Nile dam file

Egypt and Sudan are currently increasing coordination on the issue the controversial dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile River. A few days after Egypt and Sudan signed a military cooperation agreement March 2, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visited Khartoum March 6, in a move that carried political and security …

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Although international actors’ appeals and Libyan-Libyan agreement | Thousands of Syrian fighters remain in Libya

In light of the Libyan-Libyan discussions to grant confidence to the new Government of National Unity, the mercenaries who are still maintained in Libya hinder stability in the country. It is worth noting that 6,750 Syrian fighters of Turkish-backed factions are still in Libya, and the operations which have taken …

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Libya’s parliament approves interim government

The unity government is supported by both factions in the Libyan civil war and will lead the country to the December elections. An interim unity government received parliamentary approval in Libya on Wednesday. The government’s formation formally ended Libya’s divide between warring factions in different parts of the country, though …

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Former employee of German government convicted of spying for Egypt

The former worker in Germany’s press office passed information to Egypt’s General Intelligence Service in exchange for the service helping his family in Egypt. A former employee of the German government has been convicted of spying for Egypt. A 66-year-old identified only as Amin K. received a suspended prison sentence …

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Lessons From Tunisia’s Past Crises Can Help Resolve This One

As Tunisia marked the 10th anniversary of the removal of dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on Jan. 14, people poured into the streets, defying a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. While every January brings some form of popular protest around the revolution’s anniversary, things are different this year.

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Attempts For Political Change In Senegal And Republic of Congo, Army Barracks Blast In Oil-Rich Equatorial Guinea

Calm has abandoned Senegal, a country in West Africa. The young people are rising up against the “wealth hoarding” political class. In Central Africa, the Republic of Congo, the opposition is seething as the 77-year-old President seeks another term. In another Central African country, Equatorial Guinea, a series of four …

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