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Angus McDowall

Public debt, populism and protests as Tunisia faces crisis

17 Jul 2020

TUNIS The collapse of Tunisia's shortest-lived government since its 2011 revolution has plunged its young democracy into a new crisis after successive failures by elected leaders to turn political freedom into economic success.

Tunisian PM resigns triggering political crisis

16 Jul 2020

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh stepped down on Wednesday, plunging the country into a political crisis as it tries to weather the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Libya lifts exports force majeure but says output recovery to be slow

10 Jul 2020

TUNIS/LONDON Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) lifted force majeure on all oil exports on Friday as a Vitol tanker loaded at Es Sider after a half-year blockade by eastern forces, but said technical problems caused by the shutdown would keep output low.

UPDATE 2-Libya lifts exports force majeure but says output recovery to be slow

10 Jul 2020

TUNIS/LONDON, July 10 Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) lifted force majeure on all oil exports on Friday as a Vitol tanker loaded at Es Sider after a half-year blockade by eastern forces, but said technical problems caused by the shutdown would keep output low.

Foreign powers in Libya risk ever bloodier stalemate

29 May 2020

TUNIS/ANKARA/CAIRO As Turkish drones helped drive eastern Libyan forces back from Tripoli this month, Russia was said to be reinforcing them with warplanes, raising the stakes in a stalemated civil war that has partitioned the country.

UPDATE 2-Libya's state oil firm says jet fuel illegally shipped to east

17 Mar 2020

TUNIS/CAIRO, March 16 A shipment of jet fuel has been imported into eastern Libya from the United Arab Emirates in breach of an arms embargo and other international agreements, Libya's NOC state oil company said on Monday.

Tunisian parliament rejects government, coalition building must restart

11 Jan 2020

TUNIS Tunisia's deeply fragmented parliament on Friday rejected a proposed new government in a confidence vote, meaning a complex coalition-building process will need to restart with urgent economic reforms at stake.

Explainer: Tunisia grapples with post-revolution economic slide

03 Dec 2019

TUNIS Tunisia's designated prime minister Habib Jemli expects to pull together a new coalition government next week after an election in October produced a fractured parliament.

Tunisian PM designate expects government next week- Reuters interview

03 Dec 2019

CARTHAGE, Tunisia Tunisia's prime minister-designate Habib Jemli expects to form a government next week with political independents holding most of the important portfolios, he said on Tuesday.

Morocco's poor left behind by development boom

02 Dec 2019

AZROU, Morocco Mohammed Akki left his home in Morocco's Middle Atlas mountains to seek regular work and a better life in the town of Azrou, but he still lives on the margins in a country enjoying an investment boom.

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