James M Dorsey's Blog Posts Tagged 'Africa' (7)

Algerian stadiums: hotbeds of anti-government protest

Friday, October 14, 2011

Algerian stadiums: hotbeds of anti-government protest

 

By James M. Dorsey

 

Mass anti-government protests have for now fizzled out on the streets of Algerians towns and cities but are alive and kicking in the country’s soccer stadiums where football fans regularly take on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the military and the…

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Added by James M Dorsey on October 14, 2011 at 3:50am — No Comments

Winners and losers in Libya: Western companies win, Chinese lose

Winners and losers in Libya: Western companies win, Chinese lose

By James M. Dorsey

The winners and losers in the competition for post-Qaddafi reconstruction contracts are starting to emerge as rebel officials turn their attention to rebuilding their nation’s severely damaged oil industry even as they are posed to attack the former Libyan leader’s last remaining…

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Added by James M Dorsey on September 5, 2011 at 10:57pm — No Comments

China scores fatal own goals in competition for post-Qaddafi Libya

Sunday, September 4, 2011

China scores fatal own goals in competition for post-Qaddafi Libya

By James M. Dorsey

China has scored two near fatal own goals in the race for influence and lucrative contracts in oil-rich post-Qaddafi Libya.

A document disclosed this weekend testifies to China preparing to supply as late as July weapons in violation of United Nations sanctions…

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Added by James M Dorsey on September 4, 2011 at 1:26am — No Comments

Myanmar has much to teach autocratic Arab leaders when it comes to soccer

Friday, September 2, 2011

Myanmar has much to teach autocratic Arab leaders when it comes to soccer

By James M. Dorsey

When it comes to soccer as a release valve for pent-up anger and frustration, Myanmar’s authoritarian leaders are proving to be far better students of Roman history than their embattled Arab counterparts.

If Arab leaders turned soccer pitches into…

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Added by James M Dorsey on September 2, 2011 at 6:53am — No Comments

Libya poses policy challenge to Asian giants

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Added by James M Dorsey on August 28, 2011 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Damage limitation: China and Russia have options in Libya and Syria but time is running out

Thursday, August 25, 2011

By James M. Dorsey

China and Russia would do well to take a leaf out of Turkey’s playbook in trying to recover lost ground with Libyan rebels taking control of their country even though Colonel Moammar Qaddafi remains at large.

Turkey like China and Russia alongside India, Brazil and South Africa initially opposed foreign military intervention in Libya. But unlike the others Turkey reversed its position early on and became a member of the Libya…

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Added by James M Dorsey on August 24, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Imminent fall of Qaddafi poses policy challenge for China and Russia

Wednesday, August 22

By James M. Dorsey

Significant advances by NATO-backed Libyan rebels seeking to oust Colonel Moammar Qaddafi pose a significant policy challenge for China and Russia that could prompt a rethinking of their support for autocratic leaders in the Middle East and North Africa.

As Russia and China scramble to improve strained relations with the rebels and salvage future commercial ties in the wake of the fall of…

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Added by James M Dorsey on August 23, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

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