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The AU’s three options in South Sudan

With the economy in meltdown, and a shocking level of atrocities, South Sudan is teetering on the brink of genocide, as once again, the international …

Mahrez, Algeria’s New Talisman

After helping Leicester to an unexpected English title, Riyad Mahrez is expected to lead the Algerian renaissance at the Nations Cup, as Maher Mezahi, our …

How terror came to the Sahel

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, US security mandarins made a deal with the Algerian intelligence services, as they pursued Islamists across the region, …

Hassan Shehata, a legend of African football

After etching himself into the pantheon of continental football legends, as the only football manager to achieve the astounding feat of leading a national team …

Sisi’s Egypt: A desert mirage?

After three years in power, Egypt’s President Sisi is looking vulnerable as foreign funding and public patience run out over his failure to tackle the country’s longstanding economic crisis.