Sisi blows hot and cold on reopening of Al Jazeera's Cairo office
The Egyptian president's warming relations with Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani could pave the way for the Qatari news outlet to reopen its Cairo office, which has been closed since 2013. However, there are still several Al Jazeera journalists behind bars in Egypt.
Erdogan pushing to regain upper hand on Libyan crisis
The Turkish president wants to host a meeting between the speaker of the Libyan House Of Representatives, Aguila Salah Issa, and the chairman of the High Council of State, Khaled al-Mishri, along with representatives of the main countries involved in the crisis on 21 July.
In the midst of his country's crisis, Sisi looks to COP27 and offers talks
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has called for a "national dialogue" with hand-picked representatives of the opposition for this week. The aim of this forum is to reduce the risk of internal protests and to satisfy Cairo's Western allies in the run-up to COP27.
Egypt continues to court Sudan as GERD talks with Ethiopia falter
As Ethiopia prepares for the third filling of the Renaissance Dam, Egypt's diplomatic corps is taking action to keep Sudan on its side. It has come to Gen. Al Burhan's aid in Khartoum, where negotiations between the government and military have reached an impasse.
Central Bank of Libya at heart of battle between Dabaiba and Bachagha
With billions of dollars of oil revenues in its coffers, the politically powerful Central Bank of Libya has been presided over for a decade by the unbudgeable Al Seddik Omar Al Kabir. It recently began the process of reuniting with its breakaway branch in eastern Libya and found itself straight away in the middle of the tug-of-war between Abdelhamid Dabaiba and Fathi Bachagha for the premiership.
Dabaiba set to stay on despite Aguila Saleh's objections
Abdulhamid Dabaiba remains, for the moment, the victor of the reconciliation between Turkey and the UAE, despite being considered illegitimate by parliament speaker Aguila Saleh Issa. The two countries are in favour of an agreement between the prime minister and Khalifa Haftar, while waiting for possible elections.
Youssef Chahed set to clear obstacles for Saied in the United States
In an attempt to break a seemingly intractable economic deadlock amid mounting international criticism, the Tunisian president has sent his former prime minister Youssef Chahed to Washington to try and reassure his US backers. Meanwhile, a handful of Tunisian opposition organisations are in search of US support of their own to denounce what they believe was a coup d'état.
How Fahad Yasin patiently forged his reputation as Farmajo's all-powerful spymaster
President Farmajo's National Security Adviser has made a mark on both his country and the Somali region of Ethiopia and has been able to deflect attacks from the president's enemies as well as certain Gulf states thanks to his robust network of influence.
Abbas Kamel, Sisi's spymaster and chief diplomat
Kamel, Egypt's intelligence chief and adviser to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, has in the past two months presided over the Arab Intelligence Forum and the Committee on Intelligence and Security Services in Africa (CISSA). He wants to transform them into diplomatic instruments at the service of Egypt.
Tebboune seeks to drive a wedge between Saïed and Sisi
The Algerian president, who has just granted an emergency loan of $300m to Tunisia, is demanding in return that the country rein in its growing ties with Cairo, which have strengthened since the coup d'etat orchestrated by Kaïs Saïed on 25 July.
Pro- and anti-Haftar supporters united in opposition to Stephanie Williams' return
The nomination of Stephanie Williams as special adviser on Libya has for once brought pro- and anti-Haftar lobbyists into agreement. Both camps are against her return, laying the blame for the current political crisis on her.
Dabaiba puts brakes on election process to consternation of West
Following the official announcement of Khalifa Haftar and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's presidential bid, Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dabaiba appears to be increasingly in favour of pushing back the elections, a prospect that goes against promises made in Paris and has not gone down well in Western capitals.
Former MP and Grand Mosque of Rome president Khalid Chaouki moves into business Free
Chaouki, a native of Casablanca and former Democratic Party deputy for the Italian region of Campania has joined infrastructure and construction machinery specialist Tesmec to set up a branch in Morocco. At the same time, he is becoming more involved in lobbying and economic diplomacy.