Ghazouani peacefully elected as president of Mauritania in place of Abdel Aziz – no change. Economy doing well.
Algeria’s army in untenable position. Can they open the door to change?
Arms sales to Saudi Arabia by US, UK and France criticised, but governments undeterred. Missiles/nuclear.
Sudan – 60 demonstrators killed, talks between the military and the protesters stalled.
Israeli restrictions prevent the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territories from functioning normally and the Palestinian Authority depends on external sources to fund its budget. It decided to forego the most important of these sources four months ago and its financial crisis is now severe.
Libya – descent into civil war. Oil revenue and drinking water supplies under threat.
Syria – IS eliminated as a territory. Regime still seeking full control, but (about) five other armies have their own agendas.
Yemen – Houthi withdrawal in Hudaida a small first step. The war goes on. Some unease among the arms suppliers.
Pointless military exchanges between Gaza and Israel – “willing to wound and yet afraid to strike”.
Haftar’s offensive halted around Tripoli. A Trump bombshell.