Algiers and Rabat jostle for influence in the Sahel span >
Since the 18 August Mali coup and with tensions flaring over Western Sahara, the Sahel has become the new stage for Algeria and Morocco's battle for influence. [...]
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As applications for commissioners' posts continue to be scrutinised at African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Algeria, which has been one of the long-standing pillars of the pan-African organisation, is completely out of the running. [...]
Although Moussa Faki looks certain to be re-elected as chairperson of the African Union Commission, his deputy and six commissioners have still to be found among the 90 applicants for the different posts. [...]
Since the position of African Union commissioner for peace and security was created in 2003, it has been held by an Algerian. But now there's near-unanimous agreement that the job, with expanded responsibilities, should go to another African powerhouse: [...]
Mohammed VI's announcement of the creation of a ministry for African affairs before parliament on October 13 marks the start of a major reorganization of Morocco's diplomatic relations with the continent. "M6" wants to separate business diplomacy, a field in [. [...]