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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.

Gen. Khalifa Haftar: Libya’s next strongman?

General Khalifa Haftar is a former Gathafi loyalist who in the past year became Libya’s most prominent “rogue general” and is now head of the internationally recognised national army.

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.