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Attia Essawi's Articles
Staying abreast of the situation in Tigray, Ethiopia

Iran has been activating sleeper cells and increasing its support for militias in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to promote its terrorist agenda

Observers and research centres have repeatedly issued – and escalated – warnings that it is hoped African governments will heed before it is too late

The withdrawal of peacekeepers with the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur from the war-torn Sudanese region is raising concerns of renewed violence


The withdrawal of US troops and African peacekeepers from Somalia could spur the fall of the Mogadishu government, destabilising the whole Horn of Africa

Abiy Ahmed’s military push in Tigray may have been successful in the short term, but resolving the conflict will take negotiations, else Ethiopia could be torn apart

Al-Ahram Weekly weighs the effects of the unrest in Ethiopia’s Tigray region on the negotiations on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Holding onto power is an entrenched trend in African politics, regardless the chaos it causes, writes Attia Essawi

A look at Egypt’s unrelenting diplomacy to safeguard its share of Nile water

The medium-term prospects of peace in Afghanistan look increasingly fragile as tensions rise between the Taliban and US-supported government in Kabul,

Attia Essawi traces the long history of Ethiopian intransigence on Nile water negotiations

What does Khartoum stand to gain from its refusal to initialise the draft agreement on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

Peace draws closer to hand in the six-year-long conflict in South Sudan, but many obstacles remain before an end to the country’s civil war can be declared, writes Attia Essawi

Al-Ahram Weekly examines the dilemmas that plague the continent and what AU summits have done to address them

Al-Ahram Weekly finds reasons for optimism following the latest round of negotiations on GERD

Turkey, Qatar and Iran are not only concerned with North Africa. The tentacles of their expansionist plans penetrate deep into the continent as a whole, writes Attia Essawi in the second installment of a series of articles

Beyond Libya, the evidence is mounting of a Turkish-Qatari expansionist alliance bent on bringing to heel large swathes of the African continent


Attia Essawi reviews the agenda of the two-day Invest for Africa Forum which starts tomorrow

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