North Africa

Militaries can tip the scales toward democracy

These five factors make the difference between militaries that support autocracy and those that allow free elections. By Nathaniel Allen and Alexander Noyes, for The Washington Post (*) A cross Africa, long-standing dictators are losing their grip on power. In April alone, Sudan’s …

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The rise and fall of Egyptian Arabic

Once the lingua franca of the Arab world, Egypt’s dialect is in decline along with the country’s cultural and political leadership .. By A.V. , for Foreign Policy (*) THE END of January marks the start of the Cairo International …

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