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Tom Pfeiffer

Tom Pfeiffer

    Tunisia revolt makes Islamist threat ring hollow
    Tunisia revolt makes Islamist threat ring hollow
    The absence of Islamist slogans from Tunisia's pro-democracy revolt punches a hole in the argument of many Arab autocrats that they are the bulwark...
    Struggling Libyan reformer seeks Lockerbie boost
    Struggling Libyan reformer seeks Lockerbie boost
    Libyan leader Moammar Gadaffi's reformist son is trying to use the homecoming of the Lockerbie bomber to boost his waning prestige, but is being...
    Europe's Saharan power plan: Miracle or mirage?
    Europe's Saharan power plan: Miracle or mirage?
    A €400-billion plan to power Europe with Sahara sunlight is gaining momentum, even as critics see high risks in a large corporate project...
    Africa power projects seen on track despite crisis
    Africa power projects seen on track despite crisis
    The global financial crisis is not threatening power investment projects seen as vital to Africa's development and major deals are still on track,...
    Manuel: SA markets a poor indicator for economy
    Manuel: SA markets a poor indicator for economy
    Current market movements are not rational and the rand's value does not reflect the inherent strength or weakness of the South African economy,...
    AfDB cuts Africa GDP forecast as crisis bites
    AfDB cuts Africa GDP forecast as crisis bites
    Africa's economy will grow by less than previously expected in 2008 as the global financial crisis hits demand for commodities and Africans working...
    Development threatens Morocco's wild shoreline
    Development threatens Morocco's wild shoreline
    Ecologists say a tragedy is unfolding in North Africa where construction firms are moving in on some of the last unspoilt stretches of Mediterranean coastline in the search for profits....
    'Migrant' tells of treacherous trip out of Africa
    'Migrant' tells of treacherous trip out of Africa
    In his Saharan robes the tanned Frenchman passed unnoticed in Nouadhibou, a chaotic Mauritanian fishing port with an iron ore terminal and a...
    Rationing looms in Africa energy crisis
    Rationing looms in Africa energy crisis
    Sub-Saharan Africa must urgently impose power rationing on companies and populations to limit the effects of a worsening energy crisis, industry...
    War-torn Saharans reunited after 30-year wait
    War-torn Saharans reunited after 30-year wait
    Divided for three decades by Africa's longest territorial dispute, a Sahrawi family comes together in a drab courtyard and the women break into...
    Three suspected bombers killed in Casablanca
    Three suspected bombers killed in Casablanca
    Three suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up on Tuesday following a police raid on a house in a Casablanca slum in which a fourth man was...
    Morocco slashes cannabis crop, UN says
    Morocco slashes cannabis crop, UN says
    Morocco's multibillion-dollar cannabis crop, the biggest in the world, has shrunk by almost half over three years due to a government eradication...