Creeping anarchy and a slumping energy-based economy indicate trouble ahead for Algeria.
With no recovery in sight for oil prices, will the “fragile five” governments of Libya, Iraq, Nigeria, Venezuela, and Algeria succumb to their fiscal pressures?
By targeting the tourist sector in a fragile Egyptian economy, the bombing of KL9268 has struck a major blow against the Sisi government.
With preliminary reports suggesting KGL9268 ‘disintegrated’ in mid-air, it appears likely that militants in the Sinai are behind the attack.
The recent round of pardons in Egypt is a palliative measure that provides little camouflage to the unchanged malaise in Egypt’s justice system.
France’s unsold Mistral-class ships have found a buyer in Cairo.
Less than a month ahead of the long-awaited parliamentary elections, Egypt’s President Al-Sisi has made some remarks on the Constitution, sparking a debate about a possible amendment.
What was once a supply-side phenomenon is now being aggravated by falling global demand, meaning lower oil prices and even more pain for long-suffering oil producers.
Producers have looked on in horror as crude plunges towards $40 a barrel, but we’re not at the bottom yet.
The recent kidnapping and murder of a Croatian foreign worker has propelled Egypt’s Sinai Province into the media spotlight. But this Islamic State franchise has been a growing threat for a long time, and unless the Egyptian army changes its tactics the situation will only get worse.