Chad’s regime is tested by internal conflict

Chad’s regime is tested by internal conflict

Conflict in the north puts Chad’s dictatorial regime to the test If Chad’s regime have been given a temporary bail-out by France — with €50 million (US$57 million) to the government to pay civil servant salaries for December — they are likely to be further...
Another mystery on the ‘cocaine coast’

Another mystery on the ‘cocaine coast’

Algeria’s cocaine coast: a 300 kg shipment of cocaine was recovered by the coast guard near Skikda in January Besides the current state of limbo — as Algeria waits for confirmation about whether the ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika will run for a fifth term...
Special Feature: Iran and the FATF

Special Feature: Iran and the FATF

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has become a political football for Iranian policy makers The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is an inter-governmental entity that promotes international anti-money laundering (AML) efforts and counter-terrorism financing...
No ‘Happy New Year’ for the Sahel

No ‘Happy New Year’ for the Sahel

MINUSMA peacekeeping troops are one part of the military response to the Sahel’s political and socioeconomic problems As 2019 gets underway, the risks for most Sahel countries point to further deterioration in political instability, insecurity and increasing...
Scandals rock the ruling PJD party

Scandals rock the ruling PJD party

The reopening of the case against prominent leader of the Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD), Abdelali Hamidine (above), is one of a series of scandals that is rocking the ruling party The ruling Parti de la justice et du développement (PJD) is undergoing...