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Saudi Rhetoric Sends Oil Prices To Two-Year High

Saudi Rhetoric Sends Oil Prices To Two-Year High

Brent prices hit two-year highs…

The War That Would Transform Oil Markets

The War That Would Transform Oil Markets

Tensions between Saudi Arabia and…

Geopolitics / Africa

Kenyan Security: Paying for Somalia

Kenyan Security: Paying for Somalia

Sep 27, 2013 at 20:14 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Somalia-based al-Shabaab radical Islamist group has claimed responsibility for the 21 September attack on Nairobi’s Westgate mall. This indicates a further weakening of the group in Somalia and…

Egypt for Sale

Egypt for Sale

Sep 11, 2013 at 20:04 | Felix Imonti

Three years has seen the overturn of two government, the deaths of thousands of people and the destruction of much of the Egyptian economy.  In the end, the mobs have…

Egypt Addresses Debt to Foreign Oil Companies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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