Articles on North Africa

Europe must not accept Egypt's military coup (Commentary)

Nick Witney - 18 June 2012

Against the backdrop of Egypt's presidential elections, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) staged a coup d’etat. For Europe, this counter-revolution constitutes a test of whether we have truly learned the lessons of the Arab uprisings.

 

Egyptians Making History (Commentary)

Elijah Zarwan - 13 June 2012

Ahead of the second round of Egypts's presidential elections, Elijah Zarwan is in Cairo and takes a closer look at the Brotherhood and the Military - the two dominant forces in Egypt's unfolding drama. 

 

Contesting Egypt's future (Commentary)

Elijah Zarwan - 24 May 2012

The lead up to the Egyptian elections has seen hope, pride and the anxiety of real suspense. But whoever forms the next government will face a real test in dealing with the economy, reforming institutions and addressing many other legitimate complaints.

 

Egypt's popular putsch (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 26 January 2012

It is too early to write off Egypt's revolution. Unlike in the past, politics is now a live issue across the country, and that popular force is a difficult one to control or stop, and even the steps that have been taken now seemed impossible just over a year ago.