What to expect from Arab national teams in the 2018 World Cup

On 15 January 2015, FIFA confirmed that, for the first time in the history of the World Cup, all 209 remaining eligible Member Associations registered their national teams for the preliminary World Cup Qualification Competition. 872 games later, on 15 November 2017, only 31...

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Djibouti: caught between the devil and the deep Red Sea

*** Note from the editor: this is a syndicated article originally posted by Benjamin Hibbert for The Best of Africa *** To many people outside Africa, Djibouti may prove difficult to locate on a map. This task is compounded by the relatively small size of the country,...

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China’s expansion into the Maghreb and the rest of Africa: friend or fiend?

*** Note from the editor: this is a syndicated article originally posted by Benjamin Hibbert for The Best of Africa *** China’s involvement in Africa stretches back many centuries, yet it was not until after the formation of the People’s Republic, and the era of decolonisation in...

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Could the GCC replace the EU as a British trade partner?

With the clock ticking towards Brexit, the UK government is under pressure to spell out its vision for future trade deals. While the UK cannot officially sign any trade agreements as an EU member state, it can engage in preparatory talks and preliminary agreements....

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Mohammed Naguib military base: the biggest military base in Africa

*** Note from the editor: this is a syndicated article originally posted by Kyle Scott Pirie for The Best of Africa *** President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi launched Mohammed Naguib military base with a grand ceremony on 22 July 2017. This inauguration came a week...

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