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Where is Algeria heading?

With strong public protest against the Bouteflika regime, it is unclear what the future holds in store for Algeria Throughout March, many political parties, civil society associations, personalities and professional organisations called for mass demonstrations on...

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Niger-Benin oil export pipeline to Cotonou

Niger has opted to export its oil via a 2,000 kms pipeline from the fields in the Agadem Basin to Benin's port of Cotonou The bilateral agreement on the oil export pipeline project between Niger and Benin — signed on 23 January 2019 — is a decisive step forward in the...

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Big win for Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari wins a second term in Nigeria's Presidency Having won 56% of the popular vote in the presidential election on 23 February and even higher margins of victory in the House and Senate elections, Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC)...

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INSTEX, FATF, and the JCPOA

On 2 February, officials from Germany, France, and United Kingdom (the E3) announced the establishment of the promised special purpose vehicle (SPV), known as the Instrument for Supporting Trade Exchanges (INSTEX). Even though the news was welcomed by Tehran, it is...

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