Month: October 2014

Ennahdha’s Election Score: Electoral Defeat or Strategic Retreat?

Early partial results of the 26 October general elections in Tunisia have indicated that Beji Caid Essebsi’s Nidaa Tounes is leading in this second electoral test since the 2011 Constituent Assembly elections in which Ennahdha enjoyed a landslide victory by...

/ October 28, 2014

Mousa Ibrahim, Qaddaif’s Spokesma, Re-emergers after Three Years

Mousa Ibrahim who led Qaddafi’s PR campaign to counter the 2011 uprising in Libya re-emerged last week in Cairo, three years after his last public appearance in late summer 2011. Addressing a gathering of former Qaddafi figures and supporters, Ibrahim...

/ October 25, 2014

Processus de dialogue à la lumière de la situation politico-militaire : quels enjeux ?

La visite du Secrétaire Général de l’ONU constituait un évènement remarquable. Ce dernier a rencontré deux délégations de députés qui boycottent les réunions de Tobrouk. Ban Ki-moon était accompagné par le vice-président de la Chambre des députés qui représente les...

/ October 13, 2014

Essebsi’s Communication Scandals and Ennahdha’s Mixed Messages

Tunisians celebrated the Eid Al Adha feast with a strong dose of electoral campaign blunders emanating from Beji Caid Essebsi’s communication performance. His appearance on public TV last week was a difficult experience, even for his supporters. In response to...

/ October 5, 2014

End of Mission for Hafter?

The London-based daily Alaraby reported according to sources it did not name that the Egyptian defense intelligence briefed Abdulfata Al Sissi about the difficulties Khalifa Hafter’s Libya Dignity military operation has been facing in Libya a few months after its...

/ October 1, 2014