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Angus McDowall

Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

29 May 2020

TUNIS/ANKARA/CAIRO As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country.

UPDATE 2-Libya's state oil firm says jet fuel illegally shipped to east

16 Mar 2020

TUNIS/CAIRO, March 16 A shipment of jet fuel has been imported into eastern Libya from the United Arab Emirates in breach of an arms embargo and other international agreements, Libya's NOC state oil company said on Monday.

Tunisian parliament rejects government, coalition building must restart

10 Jan 2020

TUNIS Tunisia's deeply fragmented parliament on Friday rejected a proposed new government in a confidence vote, meaning a complex coalition-building process will need to restart with urgent economic reforms at stake.

Explainer: Tunisia grapples with post-revolution economic slide

03 Dec 2019

TUNIS Tunisia's designated prime minister Habib Jemli expects to pull together a new coalition government next week after an election in October produced a fractured parliament.

Tunisian PM designate expects government next week - Reuters interview

03 Dec 2019

CARTHAGE, Tunisia Tunisia's prime minister-designate Habib Jemli expects to form a government next week with political independents holding most of the important portfolios, he said on Tuesday.

Morocco's poor left behind by development boom

02 Dec 2019

AZROU, Morocco Mohammed Akki left his home in Morocco's Middle Atlas mountains to seek regular work and a better life in the town of Azrou, but he still lives on the margins in a country enjoying an investment boom.

Despite Tunisia's vote for change, enduring miseries drive youth exodus

18 Oct 2019

SFAX, Tunisia It only took 10 minutes for Fakher Hmidi to slip out of his house, past the cafes where unemployed men spend their days, and reach the creek through the mud flats where a small boat would ferry him to the migrant ship heading from Tunisia to Italy. | Video

New Tunisian leader rode wave of youth excitement to presidency

14 Oct 2019

TUNIS As the crowds gathered outside the ornate, colonial-era theatre in Tunis' Bourguiba Street after exit polls declared a landslide election win for Kais Saied late on Sunday, Amel Bahrini decided she had to be there.

Newsmaker: The former professor out to remake Tunisian politics

13 Oct 2019

TUNIS A retired law professor with an awkward public manner, little money, no political party and a commitment to an experimental form of direct democracy looks set to be Tunisia's new president.

Thousands of Saied supporters celebrate his projected presidential win

13 Oct 2019

TUNIS Thousands of supporters of presidential candidate Kais Saied thronged the grand boulevards of central Tunis in celebration late on Sunday after two exit polls said he was elected by a landslide.

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