Essebsi Is Gone: Tunisia’s Young Democracy Faces Its Toughest Test

Tunisia has been popularly hailed as the only successful political transition to emerge from the wider Arab Spring movement. The culmination of this transition was the election of Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi in 2014. Essebsi’s victory would make history. He became the first president to be elected in a free and fair election in the natio...

By Jonathan Powell & Clayton Besaw 2 days ago

Ethiopia 2020 National Elections On Track

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition said on Friday it will hold a national election next year, defying worries over security and displacement in the Horn of Africa country that had led some to speculate the election might be postponed. The executive committee did not give a date for the poll.

By Joburg Post 4 days ago

Egypt Must End Rights Abuses of Political Prisoners: Amnesty

Amnesty International has called on Egyptian authorities "to immediately end cruel and inhumane conditions" of political detainees, who have been on hunger strike at a notorious maximum-security prison outside Cairo. In a statement published on Wednesday, the international rights group urged authorities to investigate allegations of to...

By Ali Younes 5 days ago

Egyptian Security Forces Kill 17 Islamic Militants After Blast at Cancer Centre

Security forces killed at least 17 suspected militants in raids in Cairo and in another province, Egypt officials said Thursday, four days after a car filled with explosives wrecked outside the county's main cancer hospital, killing at least 20 people in the ensuing explosion.

By Joburg Post 6 days ago

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