Who is really running Algeria?

Who is really running Algeria?

Algeria is in an effective state of undeclared martial law.  The country’s most powerful body is the Haut Conseil de Sécurité (HCS). It is only supposed to intervene when the country is threatened by: an insecurity crisis; a threat of foreign aggression; or major...
What can Buhari win from the summit season?

What can Buhari win from the summit season?

Alone among the leaders of Africa’s big economies, President Muhammadu Buhari attended the UN General Assembly in person, in the week starting 19 September. It was Nigeria’s opening shot in a sequence of economic and political summits taking place between now and the...
Mahamat Déby moves to secure Chad’s borders

Mahamat Déby moves to secure Chad’s borders

General Mahamat Déby — son of the late President Idriss Déby, and head of the Conseil militaire de Transition (CMT) which took over the country after his father was assassinated in April — clearly believes that Chad is threatened from almost all sides and possibly...