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Iran’s anti-corruption campaign

Iran’s anti-corruption campaign

Efforts to tackle corruption have intensified in Iran and, in terms of number of cases and status of targeted individuals, the current campaign is unprecedented. A growing number of former government officials are either in prison or being prosecuted for corruption....

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Will Washington’s Libya policy change?

Will Washington’s Libya policy change?

US President Donald Trump’s decision to sack his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, could have significant consequences for the US posture toward Libya and Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar in particular. Bolton has historically been one of Haftar’s most supportive...

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Buhari’s Niger Delta strategy

Buhari’s Niger Delta strategy

Buhari's Niger Delta policy may stoke militancy activity in the region President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest ministerial appointees are set to make the Niger Delta states — Nigeria’s oil rich southern region — a political battlefield. Ministers from the region include:...

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Revamping Morocco’s development model

Revamping Morocco’s development model

Following his 29 July throne day speech — in which he highlighted the failings of previous development programmes — King Mohamed VI reiterated his calls for a new development model for the Kingdom in a subsequent speech on 20 August commemorating the 66th Anniversary...

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Latest predictions from Sahara Focus

Latest predictions from Sahara Focus

German Ambassador Dietrich Becker’s long overdue outspoken warning not to invest in Mali because of its corruption might persuade other international partners to take a tougher line with the Malian government and make it realise that it is its own worst enemy. As it...

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