North Africa

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.

Sudan: Land grabbing and displacement

Land grabbing is not a new phenomenon in Sudan. The antagonism between private property and customary approaches to land ownership stretches back through the post-independence period and into the colonial era.