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Country Profile 2014: SUDAN

Unrest moves closer to home

After the heightened nationwide tensions and unrest in the cities in 2013, the coming months are likely to see an intensified focus on the presidential and parliamentary elections due in 2015. Although President Omar al- Bashir has said he will not run again, some National Congress Party (NCP) groups have already started campaigning for him to run once more. The last polls, in 2010, were a long way from free and fair.

 

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Country Profile 2014: TUNISIA

Flag Tunisia Picking up the pieces

After the euphoric post-revolutionary moment, Tunisia moved into 2014 against the backdrop of a long-running political crisis. In November 2013, the transitional government was looking for a new prime minister as the main political forces failed to reach agreement about issues ranging from the terms of a new constitution to the timeline and regulations for elections.

 

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Egypt Country Profile 2015: The strongman vs the economy

altThe government has crushed the Muslim Brotherhood of former President Mohamed Morsi, and President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi remains firmly entrenched in power.

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Libya Country Profile 2015: No end in sight to the fighting

altIn 2015, Libya is unlikely to exit the violent political limbo into which it has fallen.

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Mauritania Country Profile 2015: Plotting a post-Abdel Aziz future

altAfter winning re-election on 21 June 2014 with 82% of the vote, President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz will continue to focus on bolstering his anti-terrorism credentials while seeking to play the mediator in conflicts in the Sahel region.

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Morocco Country Profile 2015: Coalition struggles with unpopular reform

altWith local and regional elections coming up in June as well as polls for the Chambre des Conseillers elections in September, 2015 will be a testing year for the government.

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