Africa & The Middle East: articles

All articles on Sub-Saharan Africa, The Horn of Africa, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Africa: for articles on the entire continent of Africa, click here. 

Angola: The sprint star starts to acquire abroad. The world's fastest growing economy 2001 – 2010 is now coming of age. October 12, 2011. 

Bahrain: Boiling up again. The arrival of Saudi and Emirati troops to quell dissent was followed by yet more Pakistani police. Yet protests escalate.  September 2, 2011.   

Egypt: for all articles published on Egypt, click here.  

Gambia: President confident despiter ECOWAS snub. The African Union said the elections went off well though, as Jammeh awaits victory. November 25, 2011.

Ghana: Demonstrating Africa's backwardness.  And intolerance.  Why can't Africa grow up?  July 24, 2011. 

Ghana: Is its success due to social cohesion? Ghana is growing faster than anywhere else right now. Is that due to national pride facilitated by a single language? September 24, 2011. 

Guinea: Sliding downhill fast. Why, six months after 73-year old Alpha Condé's inauguration as President, is Guinea-Conakry helter-skeltering into violence? October 1, 2011.    

Iran: Whatever happened to the Zoroastrians? Once the Persian state religion, but what of Zoroastrianism now in the world's most powerful Shia-dominated country? November 2, 2011.

Ivory Coast: Can Mamadou Koulibaly's party win in 2011? President Ouattara has promised elections in Côte d'Ivoire before the end of the year. Who will champion the south? October 5, 2011.  

Kenya: Is Uhuru Kenyatta really the man to unite the country? Does Kenyatta's denial at the ICC in The Hague put paid to his presidential hopes? October 1, 2011. 

Lebanon: How will Syria's revolution affect Hizbollah?  Should the Ba-ath Party fall in Syria, the balance of power in Lebanon will change.  April 22, 2011. 

Lebanon: People rally in support of Syrian martyrs.  Finally Beirut speaks out. August 10, 2011. 

Libya: for all articles on Libya, click here. 

Mali: Could Azawad secede? With oil found, and now unity between the Azawadi Haratines, Arabs and Touaregs, could Mali split? Can the Azawad dream become reality? October 18, 2011.

Mali: Timbuktu falls to the Azawadis. And a ceasefire is declared on the grounds that Tuareg-led rebels have captured enough land to create a state. April 6, 2012.

Morocco: Moderate Islamists triumph. The Magreb begins to show the way to other countries engaged in the Arab Awakening, as a trend emerges of moderate Islamist victories. November 27, 2011. 

Niger: After Gaddai, where now? Democratising Libya to the north, rapid development south in Nigeria, and political uncertainty west in Mali, what course for poor, landlocked Niger? October 29, 2011. 

Nigeria: for all articles on the Federal Republic of Nigeria click here.   

Palestine: for all articles on the Palestinian Territories, click here.  

Senegal: Self-sufficiency in food, leader in a green OPEC. Grand yet unattainable plans?  October 30, 2011.  

South Africa: for all articles on the Republic of South Africa, click here. 

South Sudan: Creating a new capital at Ramciel. But are centrally-located new capital cities typically successful? Other countries' experiences might provide an answer. October 9, 2011. 

Syria: Could the country break up? Deputy oil minister Abdo Hussameddin's defection to the Opposition might start a wider split. March 8, 2012.

Syria: The brutality of Bashar. All on camera as people are felled. Should the world intervene? November 4, 2011. 

Syria: Will brutality prevail?  Assad counters the protestors with tanks and live ammunition.  Can he survive?  April 25, 2011.  

The Arab World: Unfinished revolutions. In Egypt, Syria and Bahrain, the fight for democracy persists. The liberations of Tunis and Tripoli were just the start. November 21, 2011. 

Uganda: Norbert Mao sprayed pink.  And then arrested.  What for?  May 10, 2011.   

Yemen: A very feminine revolution.  "Day of Honor and Dignity" protests by burqa-clad women:  a sight to inspire hope.  April 19, 2011.   

Zambia: Should China worry about Sata's victory? Sentiment turns against Chinese investment in Africa as others vie for influence. Sptember 24, 2011.

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