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Geopolitics / Africa

Egypt Addresses Debt to Foreign Oil Companies

Sep 06, 2013 at 16:47 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Desperate for foreign oil companies to continue investing, Egypt is now trying to restructure $5.4 billion in debt it owes to them before it affects the $8.5 billion…

Ghana’s Supreme Court Upholds President Mahama

Sep 06, 2013 at 15:50 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Ghana investors breathe a sigh of relief as the Supreme Court upholds the December 2012 presidential election results and the verdict passes smoothly, with opposition criticism but with…

Libya: the Fundamental Feeding the Fear

Sep 03, 2013 at 17:33 | Rory Johnston

Oil prices are at a six-month high and no one knows exactly what is going to happen in Syria nor how it will ultimately affect oil prices in the coming…

Saudi Prince Bandar in Egypt

Aug 30, 2013 at 20:09 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: While Bandar may not have gotten everything he wanted in Syria—yet—in Egypt he has, so far.  Analysis: In July, the US ordered a review of aid…

Egypt's Decline Could be Trouble for Energy Investors

Aug 23, 2013 at 17:46 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S.-based energy explorer Apache Corp. is one of the last holdouts in Egypt, which accounts for about 20 percent of its global oil and natural gas production. It says its…

Egypt Descends into Chaos in Wake of Coup against Morsi

Aug 23, 2013 at 17:31 | Chris Mansur

As Egypt’s shaky democratic transition remains beset by chaos, worsening economic conditions, military activism, and socio-ideological division, the country runs a real risk of implosion. Egypt’s Sinai remains an increasingly…

Ghana Prepares for 29 August

Aug 23, 2013 at 15:05 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Everyone is bracing for violence as the Supreme Court in Ghana officially announces 29 August as the date for the pronouncement of its final verdict for an opposition…

Egypt: Changing Geopolitical Hands

Aug 23, 2013 at 15:02 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The coup in Egypt boils down to a change in power brokers from Qatar to Saudi Arabia, which is in line with the preferences of the US and…

Egypt, Take III: No End to the Carnage

Aug 16, 2013 at 18:30 | Charles Kennedy

The Egyptian military had a great opportunity to remake the revolution on 3 July when it overthrew the moribund and definitely failed post-revolutionary Muslim Brotherhood experiment—but it has squandered that…

Rush for Nile Water - Now Uganda Plans Massive Hydroelectric Site

Aug 16, 2013 at 18:11 | John Daly

In East Africa, the major water resource is the Nile river, the world’s longest, at 4,130 miles, referred to by Egypt since antiquity as the country’s heart.The past…

Tunisia: The Next Govt to Fall

Aug 16, 2013 at 17:46 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: The Islamist-led Ennahda government in Tunisia survived the first assassination of a political opposition leader in February, the 25 July assassination of a second opposition figure - Mohamed…

Terrorism: The Latest Salvo on LNG Exports

Aug 14, 2013 at 19:22 | Daniel J. Graeber

A natural gas company operating in Yemen said there was nothing to media reports stating al-Qaida militants killed four soldiers in a weekend attack. The country was the source of…

What Does the US Want in Egypt?

Aug 05, 2013 at 17:13 | Charles Kennedy

What the US wants in Egypt is what it failed to attain in Iraq—stability of the kind that assumes US control over the situation. In Iraq’s case, this…

India Nervous About Increasing West African Piracy

Aug 03, 2013 at 18:18 | John Daly

After China, India is Asia’s largest rising energy importer. According to the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration, “India is the fourth largest energy consumer in the world after the…

As Sudan-South Sudan Oil Battle Re-Ignites, South Sudan Risks Instability

Aug 02, 2013 at 13:17 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: An oil agreement between Sudan and South Sudan is off track—again, and only Ethiopian mediation has managed to postpone for two weeks Sudan’s threat to shut down the…

Egypt Violence Subsides as Investors Eye New Liberal Faces

Jul 15, 2013 at 18:16 | Charles Kennedy

The violence has largely subsided in Egypt seven days after more than 90 people were killed in clashes between the military and supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and deposed president…

POLITICAL & SECURITY ALERTS - Lebanon Concerned that Israel Could Reach its Oil

Jul 12, 2013 at 13:24 | Editorial Dept

Ghana’s Jubilee Production Hits 110,000 b/d, Amid Political CrisisGhana’s giant offshore Jubilee field continues its steady increase in production, now reaching 110,000 barrels per day, and its operator,…

Egypt Better Prepared for Future after Power Change

Jul 09, 2013 at 17:14 | Gregory R. Copley

The Egyptian decision to remove Pres. Morsi was demonstrably no less “democratic” than the decision to remove Pres. Mubarak, but the latest events showed that the US could no longer…

Sudan Attacks after Machar’s Falied Diplomatic Mission

Jul 08, 2013 at 17:10 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

With input from Juba, Khartoum, and London resources. South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar has begun escalating his attacks against Pres. Salva Kiir in order to divert attention from the total…

Iran and Sudan Begin to Execute Moves to Dominate Central & Western Africa

Jul 02, 2013 at 16:54 | Yossef Bodansky

The Central African Republic has become a key player, working under Sudanese and Iranian direction, in jihadist action, geared to take advantage of the West's declining influence in Western and…

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