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The return of the éradicateurs?

The return of the éradicateurs?

Major-General Ammar Athamnia has been appointed as Commander of Land Forces to replace Major General Saïd Chengriha who, in turn, replaced the late General Ahmed Gaïd Salah as Chief of the General Staff. In turn, Major-General Noureddine Hambli has replaced Athamnia...

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Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now

Politicians, Community Leaders and Business Leaders: What Should You Do and When? By Thomas Puevo, VP Growth, Course Hero Updated on 13th March 2020. Now reflects an update on containment vs. mitigation strategies. 28 translations at the bottom. This article...

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Whither the Petroleum Industry Bill?

Whither the Petroleum Industry Bill?

Deputy Petroleum Minister Timipre Sylva and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) managing director Mele Kyari have been promoting the oil sector but with crucial strategic differences over how to reform it.  Both men used this last month’s high-profile...

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The shape of upcoming Iranian politics

The shape of upcoming Iranian politics

So what political developments can be expected after the February 2020 election in which the conservative hardliners won 221 or the 290 seats? The new Majles will convene in July. It will then use the remainder of the current government’s term, until July 2021, to...

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Nine years on and Libya is in disarray

Nine years on and Libya is in disarray

The 17 February marked the ninth anniversary of the revolution which overthrew Libya’s former leader, Muammar Qadhafi, and, although there were some celebrations, mainly in Tripoli and Misrata, the general tone was muted. Most Libyans feel that there is little to...

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