Secret Alliance: Israel Carries Out Airstrikes in Egypt, With Cairo’s O.K.

NYTimes A turning point: In 2015, Islamist militants brought down a Russian passenger jet in Sinai. Soon after, Israel began a wave of airstrikes there. CreditMaxim Grigoryev/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images The jihadists in Egypt’s Northern Sinai had killed hundreds of soldiers and police officers, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, briefly seized a major town and begun setting up armed…

Iranian president declares end to ISIS

Reuters Iran’s Rouhani declares end of Islamic State group BEIRUT, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the “thousands of martyrs” killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq. “Today with God’s guidance…

Donald Trump’s foreign policy on Africa is likely to be: ‘Where’s that?’

By Peter Vale Professor of Humanities and the Director of the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS), University of Johannesburg University of Johannesburg US President elect Donald Trump greets supporters on election night in New York. Reuters/Jonathan Ernst Africa is likely to slide down the list of foreign policy priorities of a Donald Trump administration. This…

What Donald Trump’s presidency means for Africa

By Mark Anderson and Nicholas Norbrook | The Africa Report Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States. Here’s what his presidency could mean for Africa: Slowing economic growth Africa’s economies are already struggling with the downturn. If Trump’s nationalist rhetoric on trade is translated into action, expect, “a global recession, with…