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  • Egypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election

    EGYPT, 2018/01/21 Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win. Sisi’s policy has brought some stability to the country, but critics say his popularity has been eroded by tough economic reforms that have hit people’s livelihood’s hard and by a crackdown on dissidents.
  • Why Rwanda’s development model wouldn’t work elsewhere in Africa

    RWANDA, 2018/01/13 Rwanda is often touted as an example of what African states could achieve if only they were better governed. Out of the ashes of a horrific genocide, President Paul Kagame has resuscitated the economy, curtailed corruption and maintained political stability. This is a record that a lot of other leaders can only dream of, and has led to Rwanda being cited as an economic success story that the rest of the continent would do well to follow. In nations like Kenya and Zimbabwe some have argued that their leaders should operate additional like Kagame. In other words, that job creation and poverty alleviation are additional significant than free and equitable elections.
  • Tunisia parliament to vote on cabinet proposal

    TUNISIA, 2016/08/30 It is likely that majority of legislature's 217 members will vote in favour of new line-up to tackle mounting challenges. Middle East Online Tunisia's parliament will Friday vote on a government proposed by premier-designate Youssef Chahed before the new cabinet can start tackling the country's pressing socio-economic and security challenges. It is likely that a majority of the legislature's 217 members will vote in favour of the line-up, making Chahed, at 40, the country's youngest prime minister since it won independence from France in 1956.
  • Libya: Unity Govt Takes Hold As Tripoli Authorities Step Down

    LIBYA, 2016/04/28 The Islamist-backed government has taken the decision to "put the interests of the country above anything else." But the UN envoy to Libya said "deeds must follow words" next visiting the country's capital. The self-declared National Salvation Government (NSG) based in Tripoli on Tuesday announced it would cease operations days next a UN-backed national unity government arrived in Libya.
  • Algeria: Parliamentarians to Vote On Draft Revised Constitution

    ALGIERS, 2016/02/09 The draft constitutional revision, initiated by President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, will be submitted Sunday to a vote by the two Parliament Houses, to sit in appropriate session at the Palais des Nations in Algiers. The parliament will have to vote on the draft Constitution in its entirety, which contains 74 amendments and 38 new articles. The voting plenary session will be chaired by Abdelkader Bensalah, Chairman of the Council of the Country, in his capacity as President of Parliament, in accordance with the law establishing the organization and functioning of both Houses of Parliament.
  • Tunisia: Cabinet Reshuffle - New Line-Up of Essid's Government

    TUNISIA, 2016/01/11 Prime Minister Habib Essid has decided a Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday evening. Here is the line-up of Habib Essid's Cabinet after this reshuffle: Minister of Justice: Omar Mansour,
  • Can Egypt's new parliament review 330 laws in 15 days?

    EGYPT, 2016/01/10 This will be the initial time the country’s legislators have convened in additional than two years. The previous parliament was dissolved in July 2013 following the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi. Next the heat of recent parliamentary elections and controversy over parliament’s formation, it may be engaging to observe the 596 members try to reach consensus on additional than 330 laws.Bureaucratic proceedings have been known to induce stupors, but things could get interesting after Egypt’s newly elected MPs take their oath of office Jan. 10 Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/01/egypt-parliament-review-laws-controversy.html#ixzz3wp7g7z4W  
  • Can Egypt's new parliament review 330 laws in 15 days?

    EGYPT, 2016/01/10 This will be the initial time the country’s legislators have convened in additional than two years. The previous parliament was dissolved in July 2013 following the ouster of former President Mohammed Morsi. Next the heat of recent parliamentary elections and controversy over parliament’s formation, it may be engaging to observe the 596 members try to reach consensus on additional than 330 laws.Bureaucratic proceedings have been known to induce stupors, but things could get interesting after Egypt’s newly elected MPs take their oath of office Jan. 10 Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/01/egypt-parliament-review-laws-controversy.html#ixzz3wp7g7z4W  
  • Africa's election year 2015: A long way to democracy?

    AFRICA, 2016/01/07 For the initial time in Nigeria's history, a sitting president was defeated and accepted the outcome of the election. He later willingly handed over power to his major rival. In this case it was Goodluck Jonathan handing over power to Muhammadu Buhari. Six months later it was Burkina Faso's turn to elect its new leader. Voters endured long queues at polling stations to elect a new leader, knowing that this time their vote counted, unlike in the completed three decades under Blaise Compaore's policy at the same time as the results were long certain.
  • New York Times asks Who Runs Algeria?

    ALGERIA, 2016/01/05 Finally, the International media has begun to pay attention to the volatile political and security situation in Algeria. In its December 23 edition, the influential American daily the New York Times published an article “doubting that the ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika” is running his country. As French news outlets keep avoiding this subject, it is presently up to the Moroccan and American media to highlight the dangers of a potential collapse of the Algerian national on oil prices, war on terrorism and stability in North Africa, Southern Europe and the Sahel. Citing the jailing of three generals, inclunding General Hassan, the deputy chief of the intelligence service responsible for counterterrorism, and the dismissal of several dozen officers since the summer, the New York Times states that “the power struggle within the closed circle that has ruled Algeria for decades has spilled into the open in recent weeks, with accusations of a soft coup, as questions intensify about the health of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.”