Who are Macron's African line-up?
Staying very hush-hush on the matter during his campaign, Emmanuel Macron has showed a clear leaning towards all things African since winning the French presidency in early May. Shortly after [...]
The resumption of judicial cooperation between France and Morocco on Jan. 31 marked the first step towards putting diplo-matic relations between the two countries back on an even keel. In the corridors of France's Socialist Party some have been acting as go-betweens to heal the breach. An exclusive report. [...]
Libya's new authorities are deeply divided over the hunt for the frozen and hidden assets of the Gaddafi clan abroad. Set up in August by prime minister Ali Zeidan to shake off foreign "bounty hunters," the Tracing and Assets Recover Support Bureau (TARSB) was tasked with centralizing the search but wasn't given a budget adequate to the job. Rudderless since the mid-December resignation of Abdalla [...]
An attack by a group of Islamist extremists in Northern Mali cast a cruel light on the risk of destabilization facing the area and, beyond it, the entire Sahel region. Launched by France on Jan. 11, a military operation dubbed Serval quickly restored the status quo ante. And in rapidly wresting control of the regions exercised by three Islamist groups since April 2012 (Mujao, Ansar Dine and AQMI) [...]
So what is the current standing of Tunisia's democratic process and attempts to stabilize the economy following the October elections, the first after the fall of Zine el Abedine Ben Ali's regime? While the authorities are struggling to rid the economy and government of Ben Ali elements, some of his former supporters have managed to retain considerable influence in the political arena. Determined [...]