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Is Haftar meeting with world leaders?

Is Haftar meeting with world leaders?

Supporters of both the internationally recognised but floundering Government of National Accord and Khalifa Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army have continued the race for international diplomatic support. Haftar reportedly travelled to Moscow in early June to...

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Democratic Republic of Congo Podcast

Democratic Republic of Congo Podcast

Menas Associates recently co-hosted an event on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which explored some of the potential opportunities and challenges surrounding the DRC's political and commercial environment. Speakers included Ben Shepherd, Director of the Africa...

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Future outlook for Iranian oil exports

Future outlook for Iranian oil exports

Following the discontinuation of US oil waivers as of 2 May, Iran did not receive any major orders from international buyers until 16 May, when Chinese refineries restarted their purchases. China had stocked up on Iranian oil in order to make up for the potential...

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Jihadists threaten the Gulf of Guinea

Jihadists threaten the Gulf of Guinea

Jihadist groups are increasingly threatening the Gulf of Guinea (source: Bloomberg) Counter-terrorist operations continue to grip much of the Sahel, namely Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso. But jihadist groups are now beginning to move southwards and gain ground in...

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Sahel Podcast

Sahel Podcast

Jeremy Keenan, Menas' Sahel expert, recently spoke at the ISOA-SCEG Stabilization and Security Conference on the political and security risks in the Sahel. From Mauritania to Sudan, Algeria to Burkina Faso, the vast Sahel covers an area that is almost as large as...

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The dismantling of Bouteflikism

The dismantling of Bouteflikism

Army Chief of Staff General Ahmed Gaïd Salah's moves against opposition political parties in will only inflame the tensions between the army and the large scale weekly demonstrations The move to arrest former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s powerful younger brother...

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