North Africa

Libya swears in new prime minister of unity government

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah has vowed to unify the war-torn country and lambasted the presence of foreign mercenaries.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Mar 15, 2021
al-monitor Libya's new interim prime minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, speaks after being sworn in the eastern Libyan city of Tobruk on March 15, 2021, to lead the war-torn country's transition to elections in December, after years of chaos and division. Photo by MOHAMMED EL SHAIKHY/AFP via Getty Images.

Algeria’s Islamist parties failing to inspire

Moderate Islamist parties in Algeria, which have been weakened by factionalism and internal disagreements over the years, are unlikely to increase their base in the upcoming general and local elections.

Anthony Skinner | | Mar 12, 2021

Libyan interior minister says he survived assassination attempt

The security force involved in Fathi Bashagha's motorcade collision dispute the claim, saying the interior minister's men fired on them.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Feb 22, 2021

Erik Prince violated Libya arms embargo, UN report alleges

The Blackwater founder and associates sought to buy helicopter gunships from Jordan to aid Libyan warlord Khalifa Hifter's assault on Tripoli, investigators believe.

Al-Monitor Staff | | Feb 22, 2021

Algeria: Running on fumes

Unless oil prices go way up, Algeria is in a world of hurt.

Simon Speakman Cordall | Economy and trade | Feb 18, 2021